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85mm 1.8 color fringing/overall

Ok so does anyone know a good amount about the 85mm. I finally actually think that I am going to buy this lens Im just worried about the color fringing that Ive seen pop up every so often. Should I be worried about this? Anything else I should know about the lens? 

 

Thanks, I know Ive been asking a lot recently 

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Re: 85mm 1.8 color fringing/overall

If you are referring to the EF 85mm f1.8, I have never had any color fringing on any of the hundreds of pictures I've taken with mine.  Beautiful portrait lens. 

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Re: 85mm 1.8 color fringing/overall

Can you post an unedited sample?

EB
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Re: 85mm 1.8 color fringing/overall


@Sunnybag745 wrote:

Ok so does anyone know a good amount about the 85mm. I finally actually think that I am going to buy this lens Im just worried about the color fringing that Ive seen pop up every so often. Should I be worried about this? Anything else I should know about the lens? 

 

Thanks, I know Ive been asking a lot recently 


I think you are referring to the chromatic aberration (purple and green along high contrast lines)?  They show up more if you shoot against the sun.  The 85mm f/1.8 does show some of that but so does most lenses.  Between automatic post processing correction (e.g. LR or PS) and normal shooting, you will be hard-pressed to see them.

 

The pixel peepers (the ones that look for fault when zoomed in 100% or more) are usually the ones that complain...the rest of us don't even see the fringing let alone be bothered by it.

 

It is a very fine lens...it's right up there with the 85mm f/1.2L II (which also got fringing).  I have both so I know.  I take the 85mm f/1.8 when I travel...it's a lot lighter and almost as capable.  Best money/performance ratio. 

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Re: 85mm 1.8 color fringing/overall

"The pixel peepers (the ones that look for fault when zoomed in 100% or more) are usually the ones that complain...the rest of us don't even see the fringing let alone be bothered by it."

 

Amen! Smiley Happy

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