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  • Replied in TravelLenses
    For cities I've found an ultra-wide to be more useful.
  • I'm with you. I think the sweet spot for a lens like this is 2.8 and not 4. I'd love a 135 2.8. Used to have a Minolta one and it was 365 grams. Wonderful size for a prime lens.

  • Honestly what I'd love is a 135 2.8. I used to have a Minolta 135 2.8. 365 grams and 55mm filters. I love small, unobtrusive, and light primes and thats a big reason why I've never had much...

  • I disagree with the suggestion earlier in this thread that tablet demand is down because they are useless. The issue is that the market is saturated and there really isn't that compelling a reason...

  • Given the major price difference you'd hope that it would be superior in every way.
  • Good question. I've seen nothing but excellent samples and good reviews.
  • What are you asking? Is it which one would you purchase with your own money? Which one would you rather have? For me the answer is that I'd buy the 1.8G but if gifted one would take the 1.4.
  • I'm with you. The Sigma Art lenses hold very little appeal to me because of the weight. I love light and inconspicuous primes. I don't want to carry around a massive test chart monster.
  • I'd love a 135 2.8. I had one for the Minolta mount back in the day. It was tiny. 55mm filters and only 365 grams. I love sharp and compact primes and would buy one in a second. Personally I'm not ...
  • Good point. For my uses it isn't a problem because I primarily use it outside with shutter speeds of 1/500 or higher. If indoor work is a priority either using a speed light or a VR 85 like the ...
  • Again then you must have a bad copy of the 85. No 70-300 zoom is matching a good copy of a lens that has tested out as one of Nikon's sharpest. Sample variation is definitely real and it sounds ...
  • That is really odd that they would. I wonder if that is one of the incidences of competitors sabotaging ratings because KEH is exceptionally well regarded on every forum and I've used and among ...
  • I've never tried that combination but the 85 1.8G is excellent with a D610. It punches further above its weight in terms of image quality than any lens I've ever purchsed and is also light and ...
  • Something is wrong with your lens then. Mine is tack sharp from wide-open. The 85mm 1.8G tested as extremely sharp on sites like DXOMark and Photozone and is tested to be very sharp from ...
  • Today's special is 10% off all lenses until 6Pm. Coupon code LENS03E.
  • I like 50mm lenses a lot on crop sensors. I don't find I use mine as much with a full frame sensor but I found it to be a very useful focal length for a crop sensor.
  • I've never had a problem selling to them, purchasing from them, or using their repair service. Keep an eye out for promotions. They run big sales frequently.
  • The 85mm 1.8 is a tremendous value and very good for portraits. It punches further above its price class than any lens I've used and is very light and compact. I love 85mm lenses on both DX and FX ...
  • Replied in Lens options
    How is the Tamron at 400mm-500mm? If its acceptable to you in that range, then I'm not sure you need to spend more than $2000 on a lens/teleconverter combination that gets you to 420mm because you ...
  • KEH is good. One thing to note is that they very often run specials of 10-20% off. These are often one day coupon codes. I'd recommend signing up for their mailing list. If there isn't one running ...
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