Thinking of getting into FX but have a few reservations

Started Jun 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Thinking of getting into FX but have a few reservations
In reply to stromaroma, Jun 20, 2014

stromaroma wrote:

Regarding the 24-85 lens, I hear conflicting things about it. Thom Hogan says it's good but then I see other people saying it has poor bokeh and distortion. Is it worth it do you think to drop the $550 on it? That's quite a bit of money for a kit lens and I was hoping to get some nice DOF subject isolation and this lens doesn't seem to be able to deliver that well.

$500 is quite cheap for a modern zoom. Even more expensive lenses of that type are not without compromises, you'll struggle to find a mid-range zoom without distortion.

Look elsewhere for your shallow-DOF needs. Slow mid-range zoom is not what I'd want for that purpose.

Also, I wouldn't buy 35/1.8 DX to use on a full frame.

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