Thinking of getting into FX but have a few reservations

Started Jun 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
romfordbluenose Veteran Member • Posts: 3,246
Re: Thinking of getting into FX but have a few reservations

stromaroma wrote:

Thanks for the responses guys.

Regarding the 24-85 lens, I hear conflicting things about it. Thom Hogan says it's good but then I see other people saying it has poor bokeh and distortion. Is it worth it do you think to drop the $550 on it? That's quite a bit of money for a kit lens and I was hoping to get some nice DOF subject isolation and this lens doesn't seem to be able to deliver that well. I could get one of the numerous primes as mentioned but I also like having some zoom ability.

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I have a D800. I use the 24-85 most of the time. When I want more control over Dof I use my 50mm or 85mm. To get good out of focus areas you need a lens based on f2.8 or better. This allows you to sharpen the lens up at around f3.5 for a bit more DoF to make sure the subject is in focus.

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