What does the 85mm f1.8 offer apart from portraits?

Started Jun 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
mehigh Contributing Member • Posts: 815
Re: What does the 85mm f1.8 offer apart from portraits?


The 85 F1.8 offers you the ability to shoot in low light. With the Nikon 85mm@F1.8 you can really get some reach when the light goes down...unlike the 70-300 which is useless without abundant light, especially at the tele end. You really need to increase the ISO when using the 70-300 on a DX camera in a low light environment, which increases the noise. Something that I don't like at all.

Plus the big aperture allows you to separate your subject more from the background, which is very useful, not only for portraits!

Plus the lens is less bulky then a zoom, making you more agile

Here are some of my Nikon D90 taken with the 85mm at F1.8

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