Which would you choose? 85mm 1.4g or 135mm f2 DC?

Started May 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Which would you choose? 85mm 1.4g or 135mm f2 DC?

Lance, nice image. I'd like to point out something to others.

Notice how an experienced photographer doesn't automatically go to f/1.4 on a lens such as this. He went to f/5 which was just enough to blur the background and isolate the subject and yet allow easy recognition of that background. In my opinion, that's what makes an environmental portrait work well at times. Nicely executed and a good lesson for all of us.

Another nice part is to notice how the background gracefully changes as the aperture becomes smaller. The bokeh doesn't become too busy. Everything still creams nicely. I think is is one of the real strengths and why you might pay more for the Nikon 85 f/1.4G.

Thanks, Lance, and take care.

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