Is 85 f/1.4 redundant with 105 f/2.8 VR micro for portraits on FX?

Started Oct 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
Robert Mifsud
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Re: Is 85 f/1.4 redundant with 105 f/2.8 VR micro for portraits on FX?
In reply to kaholt, Oct 9, 2012

Have you considered the 85mm 1.8 G?

I have the lenses you mentioned (70-200mm VR I and 105mm 2.8 VR) and recently decided to add the 85mm 1.8G. I had exactly your same thoughts before going for it.... Will it be redundant? Do I really need it?

Well, to be honest I think it is not really a need, but there is something special about portraits (head and sholders or half length) shot with this lens at F2!

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