85mm f/1.8 vs longer end of 70-200mm f/2.8

Started Mar 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: 85mm f/1.8 vs longer end of 70-200mm f/2.8 Humble suggestion

Varuas wrote:

I feel that I would regret if I let the rebates expire without buying a lens. I only have 50mm f/1.8 for my D600 as my FX lens. I was looking to get perhaps Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 for telephoto and portraits, but could not pull the trigger... I am mostly shooting portraits, family events, etc so 50mm does fine... what I want more is the clear subject separation that a longer FL fast lens gives.

My question: given that I have 50mm f/1.8G, does it make sense to get 85mm f/1.8G for portraits, events, and occassional telephoto? I went to the zoo and found my 50mm to be sorely lacking... missed the days when I had 18-200mm with my D90.

1) 85 1.8G = 400

2) Tamron 70-300VR (as Nikon 70-300 not rebated much)= 349?

400+349 =749

Just 249 more than regular price of 85 1.8g and you get lenses for two types of shooting that you do.

Just a thought.

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