Which lens first? 70-200 f2.8 IS II or 135 f2 or 85 f1.2?

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kevindar
kevindar Veteran Member • Posts: 4,083
Re: Which lens first? 70-200 f2.8 IS II or 135 f2 or 85 f1.2?

I have the 7-2 and 85 1.2, and used to have the 135 f2. for your stated purpose, the 7-2 is your best option. 85 1.2 is also an excellent option if you can move around and frame properly. its a very close second. the 135 f2 for me has only 3 uses over the 70-200 2.8 ISII. 1. you cant afford the 7-2. 2. Weight/ size is an issue, or you want to attract less attention. 3. you are shooting in really poor light, and reasonably fast moving objects, where you need shutter speed of at least 1/200 seconds b/c of subject movement, and the extra stop of light is critical. Thats why I sold my 135.
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