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I got the Canon 85mm "sharp as a tack". First time I used it, the house was bearly big enough to back up far enough. For a small family grouping, not a single close-up, it's too long. Look at this Depth of Field calculator which is actually a full angle-of-view and distance planner. See what the lens might be good for in terms of how much room you have. ...


50mm on cropped do not work like 85mm on full. whoever says that do not understand anything from photography or physics. field of view may be somewhat alike. but bokeh and background separation are much more different. 85mm bokeh and separation is %70 better on a 85mm.


A 50mm on a cropped sensor behaves exactly like an 85mm on a full frame. The answer to your question is a subjective one as others have mentioned; it's a personal choice. I shoot both 50 & 85 but for serious portraiture and commercial work, I always use my 85.. . the silky bokeh and wafer thin field of focus work to my advantage with regard to ...

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