Which would you choose? 85mm 1.4g or 135mm f2 DC?

Started May 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
calson
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Re: Which would you choose? 85mm 1.4g or 135mm f2 DC?
In reply to teknos, May 18, 2013

When I got a FX camera the first lens I sold was my 85mm f1.4 lens which was too long on my DX cameras and too short on my FX ones. I bought the 105mm f2 DC lens to replace it.

The 85mm on a DX camera was effectively a 135mm focal length lens and I found it too long when shooting indoors. There often was not enough space between me and my subjects. I like the camera to subject distance of the 105mm focal length with 35mm film and it was my favorite lens for years before digital cameras came on the scene.

For outdoor use I prefer the 70-200mm f2.8 lens for subjects. Longer is better and this lens is still manageable hand held.

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