Sell Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR Macro for Nikon 85mm 1.8G?

Started Feb 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
JoshRtek
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Re: Sell Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR Macro for Nikon 85mm 1.8G?
In reply to Tom Ames, Feb 21, 2013

Yes, shooting a D4 as well as an F100.

Another factor for the switch is physical size of the lenses.  The 105mm VR is a bit hefty.  Right now, I can fit my D4, SB-800, 24mm f/1.4G, 50mm f/1.4G, and the 105mm VR (snugly) in my Tamrac Velocity 8x sling bag.  Having the smaller 85mm f/1.8G would leave me a little more room for knick-knacks.

Alternatively, I really like to keep the 50mm f/1.4G attached to the F100, always a great snapshot combo.  This would allow me to have the 24mm f/1.4G, 85mm f/1.8G, and my 28-300 zoom in the Tamrac.

I know the 85mm f/1.8G is smaller than the 105mm VR, but how does its size compare to the 50mm f/1.4G?

Thanks all!  Your insight is always helpful.

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