85mm F1.8 vs 105 DC on FF (D800E)

Started Jun 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
Highlander77
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Re: 85mm F1.8 vs 105 DC on FF (D800E)
In reply to Kali108, Jun 12, 2012

Kali108 wrote:

I've been a fan of the 105DC for a long time, but I would choose the 85 f1.8G. It's stellar at any price, at $500, it's insanely good. Plus, it will clearly outperform the 105DC at f2 , f2.8.

If you're talking about pure sharpness from 2.0 to 2.8 then perhaps you're right. However, I think that 105 DC handles skin tones/rendering nicer. 85 1.8 is no doubt more versatile, but for just portraits 105 beats it.

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