Help! Cant decide! (primes)

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Help! Cant decide! (primes)
Apr 15, 2009

I have been agonizing over what prime to purchase, Nikon's current prime lineup is dismal at best. I've waited for quite some time for a new versions of older Nikon lenses to come out... with no luck.

My problem is the tight budget, and i would hate dropping $1200 on the current 85mm f/1.4 and having a much much better version drop for say $1700 in the coming months and not having the money to upgrade for a couple years. I slated a prime purchase in my 2007 budget and never used it.

I currently just make use of the Nikkor 85mm f/1.8

I'm considering getting the old Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ais ($500, cheap and I love the super shallow DOF), the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ($1000), or the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AF ($1200)

My latest inclination is to just get the Nikon's 85, and be done with it, to hell with the next lens they announce!

Any thoughts? Any other lens to look at?

Forrest
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