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Canon EF 85mm f / 1.8 USM vs Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM

I'm thinking about buying a portrait fixture. Canon 24-70 2.8L goodbut for portraits, fixes are always better. Considering Canon EF 85mm f / 1.8 USM... There is a popular and highly touted Canon EF 135 f / 2.0L USM, but for indoor shooting, even on full frame, such a focal length is inconvenient. So I stopped at 85mm. I went to the store and took some test shots with both lenses. So.

Canon 85mm f1.8 shutter speed 1/320 ISO 640

Canon 24-70mm (70mm) f2.8 shutter speed 1/160 ISO 640

The bokeh and dark areas on the Canon 85mm f1.8 are definitely nicer and better. But that's not all. Let's take a look at the next two photos.

Canon 85mm f1.8 shutter speed 1/200 ISO 640

At aperture of 1.8, the depth of field is sensitively reduced - it is clear that not only the background is blurred, but also the umbrella. Boke is definitely happy.

Canon 24-70mm (70mm) f2.8 shutter speed 1/80 ISO 640


Finally, a frame that definitely mesmerized.

Canon 85mm f1.8 shutter speed 1/125 ISO 640

Color saturation and background blur are incredibly pleasing.

Canon 24-70mm (70mm) f2.8 shutter speed 1/100 ISO 640


The picture taken with the professional zoom of the L-series is clearly inferior to the relatively inexpensive fix. All that comes to mind when looking at this frame is that it is dark.

Vivid colors and beautiful bokeh are the undeniable advantages of shooting with the Canon EF 85mm f / 1.8 USM lens. Wearing a fix, you immediately feel its light weight (425 grams) versus 950 grams of Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM, which is also important for protracted photo shoots on the street. However, second version 24-70 in contrast and sharpness, fixes are not inferior.

In this comparison, there was no mention of lens resolution or lens sharpness at the corners of the frame. The purpose of this lens is to conduct photo shoots, create a portfolio and shoot high-quality portraits... In this case, pleasant bokeh and rich colors are more important when choosing a lens.

A fast fix is ​​a must have.