AHH Which do I buy???

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  1. sdgmusic

    sdgmusic TPF Noob!

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    OK, so I hate it when people post these but here I am asking the dumbest most personal question ever! I just need some help.

    Here's what I know I'm interested in:
    - Sony Zeiss 85mm f/1.4
    - Sony Zeiss 135mm f/1.8

    Here's what I own
    - Sony DSLR A100
    - Sony 18-70mm Kit Lens
    - Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro
    - Minolta 75-300

    I am into a lot of of landscape shots and artistic set-ups. I sometimes shoot people and portraits, but not in the traditional sense, only when a certain face catches my attention, or I see a cool angle when I'm out with a friend.

    I currently use my 50mm macro for people shots because i love the detail and colours. I am leaning towards the 85mm because it seems more versatile but I am second guessing myself because I might miss the "up closeness" of the 135mm. I am also worried that I won't use my 50 as much if I have an 85. ACK! Help!
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think 135mm might be too close on the a100.

    Take your 75-300mm ... and do a focal length comparision.
     
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    ukreal1 TPF Noob!

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    I am LOLing on this post 'cause I am having the same dilemma. Different camera but same thing. I think if I get the 85mm, I might abandon my beloved 50mm. LOL
    Good luck...
     

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