What does the 85mm f1.8 offer apart from portraits?

Started Jun 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
kiirokurisu
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Re: What does the 85mm f1.8 offer apart from portraits?
In reply to tamasine, Jun 27, 2013

I find the 85 1.8G to be a superb all-rounder. It can be relied upon to give sharp results at any distance and aperture, leaving me to compose the shot any way I like without worrying about the limitations of the lens. I use it for indoor candids (without flash), portraits and some landscapes (70-200 f/4 is my preferred tele-landscape lens). Perhaps strangely I also like it for city/architecture. I like the slight compression of distance and the amount of subject separation it can achieve compared normal lens (35 or 50mm) in this use.

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