Nikon 85mm 1.4G or 24-70mm 2.8G

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Nikon 85mm 1.4G or 24-70mm 2.8G
Nov 25, 2012

There's a friend upgrading to the Leica M, and he's selling both his 85mm 1.4G and 24-70mm 2.8G VII.

Both are pristine condition (lenses are like-new, whatever [extremely hard to find] minor dust can be blown off w/ a Giotto).

My dilemma is that I can't afford both of them. I have a Nikon 24mm 1.4G, and I am debating whether I should go with an all-prime lineup in the end (24mm 1.4G, 50mm 1.4/1.8G, and 85mm 1.4G), or do 2 of the best zooms and the 24mm 1.4G I already have (last two being 24-70mm 2.8G, and the 70-200mm 2.8G).

Any advice? They're seriously priced to sell. Must decide by tomorrow. Super-sharp prime that is wonderful in low-light? Or great walk-around zoom that's heavier? Difference in price is about $100.

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