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

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

I use the D800 with my lenses and love it.

For indoor and portraits, the 85mm f/1.4 is worth the extra cost.  If you need that extra lighting.

The 85mm f/1.8 is cheaper but you may want to consider 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII, which I have.

I'm blown away with this lens.

It is sharp, detailed, resolution wise, fast, has as good bokeh as the 85mm f/1.4 and better than 85mm f/1.8 from my results. You will have the reach and all those in between focal length.

I also have the 24-70mm f/2.8 which I use primarily as my landscape lens.  It just great and you can get good bokeh with it.

I have the 105mm f/2.8 VR (actually VRII), it great for closeup that can't be done with the other lens I have, but for portraits it not as good but nicely usable. Not that good for landscape.

You have to decide what you need. I didn't want to compromise or live with almost what I wanted. I needed 3 lens to cover all my interest.

The fourth lens could be wild life, but not my interest at this time.  I did try the new doubler version III, I like it, it a nice way to get 140-400mm on my 70-200 f/2.8 VRII. Sharp but not detailed, lacked some resolution on closeups. If I can't see the dandruff on the flowers, don't consider it as good resolution, otherwise is great.

Hope this helps in your decisions.  Save and get what you really need.

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Nikon D90 Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR +1 more
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