What nexxt?

Started Mar 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
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fft81 Contributing Member • Posts: 945
What nexxt?

I have 70-200 f/2.8 VRII on D800. I am looking to buy a prime lens in the same focal range. I am looking at these lenses:

Nikon 85 f/1.4 D or G

100 f/2 zeiss

135 f/2 zeiss

200 f/2 AIS (cant afford the af version)

budget up to $2K-$2.2K

Intended use is portraits, may be little bit of landscape. Macros definitely have the added advantage of macro shooting, which i currently do very little of.

Currently i am leaning towards 135 f/2 although 85 f/1.4 sounds tempting. Ultimately i'd like to have all of these lenses on my d800. Which one should i spring for 1st? I read that modern nikors lack contrast, which was sacrifice made to increase resolution. So i am somewhat tempted to go with zeiss over 85 nikor. I intend to never sell the lens i get for as long as i shoot platform compatible with these lenses.

For personal use my current most favorite lens on d800 is 50mm f/1.4 AI; although i usually reach for one of the f/2.8 trinity lenses when shooting for friends and family.

Thanks ahead

Nikon D800
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