Nikon 70-200mm 2.8f vs. 85mm 1.8f-G

Started Feb 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
sfnikon Senior Member • Posts: 2,282
Re: Nikon 70-200mm 2.8f vs. 85mm 1.8f-G

Primarily I am looking for a lens what will offer the most bokehing for portraits.

The best bokeh in a 85mm would be a f/1.4 lens @f/1.4.    If it's only for portraits the 85/1.4D is still very good and a relative bargain.    The 85/1.8G is extremely sharp and probably the best 85mm with the D800/E esp if you will be doing shooting other than portraits and need edge sharpness.  It is also one of the best optical bargains you can get right now on a F mount.

The ultimate is ofcourse the 200/2.   Nothing is better at bokehing!

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