Nikon 105mm macro vs. 85mm 1.8/1.4

Started Mar 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Nikon 105mm macro vs. 85mm 1.8/1.4
In reply to sweetsonic, Mar 21, 2012

105 VR is an excellent lens, and probably more versatile ... since it can do both (macro and portraits) very well

85 1.8G is a great lens as well, and you 'could' add a close up lens to make a 'macro' out of it ... I have combined it with a Canon 500D close up lens, and was quite happy with it ... of course, it is not nearly as flexible at macro as the 105.

If you like to travel really light at times, then the 105 is much heftier than the 85 1.8G ... I have a size comparison shot at ...

If you are more portrait than macro then the 85 may serve you better, or vice versa.

Both are great lenses.

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