135 f/2 DC and 70-200 f/2.8 VR1/2

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Tim C.
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135 f/2 DC and 70-200 f/2.8 VR1/2
Aug 24, 2011

I mostly have prime lenses in the focal lengths of 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 135mm, with one zoom lens being the 14-24 f/2.8.

I mostly do portrait photography, but I also love to doing some photojournalism on the road. Swapping prime lenses all the time has made me lose some shots.

So I'm thinking about diversifying my equipment by replacing the 135 f/2 DC with a 70-200 f/2.8 VR. That way, I'd have a wide zoom and a telephoto zoom in the carry bag, while tossing in the lightweight 50 f/1.4 lens.

On the other hand, the 135 f/2 DC is just one of those rare gems that is sharp and produces skin tones that can't be duplicated by other 70-200 f/2.8 (I did my research on this).

Any one ever had both lenses mentioned in the subject heading at the same time but ended up discarding one for the other?

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