Power of a 1.2L Headshot
The awesome 85mm 1.2 L by Canon can makes you do crazy things!
What does a 1.2 do… I can focus on an eye lash and make the rest of the face gently blur away. The key word here is gently. It’s like a buttery dissolving drift. You cannot do this with a f1.8 and forget about the 2.8. The more wide you can go with the aperture the more intense the blur- embrace the blur.
And what happens to eye lash? It is sharp.
The lens is heavy and costs a fortune but it is the classic portrait focal length. The 100mm is also pretty perfect for the focal length, but I prefer the 85.
In a wedding, it is worth it. I use it as the bride is getting ready. It has a long enough focal range so as to not get freaked with a lens in her face like the 50mm.
A truly lovely lens. It is very expensive, bu the image quality makes up for it!
Canon 5D MK2
85mm 1.2 L
1.4 1/125 ISO 800