which for portrait: 85mm1.8G vs 70-200mmF4?

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Bing Chow
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which for portrait: 85mm1.8G vs 70-200mmF4?
11 months ago

Hi folks:

All this recent talk about the 58mm and bokeh has turned my attention toward portraits and/or other shallow DOF work. I have the 70-200mm F/4 but not the 85mm1.8G. I was curious if the 70-200mm used at the 200mm @ F4 would give comparable bokeh to the 85mm @ f1.8.

Reason I why ask is because I also have the 24-120F4 and the 105mm F2.8D micro so it's a focal length that I'm well covered at. I just want to know if getting the wider aperture is worth it.

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