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

Started Jun 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
tamasine
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Re: Better alternatives?
In reply to Guidenet, Jun 28, 2013

Thanks again for all the helpful comments and advice.  After taking them all in I don't think the 85mm would be my best choice for what I want.  If I were doing portraits a lot of the time then it would be a no-brainer.  I think I have to decide whether 50mm suits me for still life or general photography in any conditions (i.e. low light) or should I go for a different focal length.

The Sigma 35 f1.4 doesn't seem to have any weaknesses and could allow me to take good still life pics...I just don't know whether I would gain much from it's slightly longer focal length than my 50 f1.8.

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