New Glass!

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  1. skiboarder72

    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    After going back and forth between getting this lens or just skipping it and waiting until I can afford (and am strong enough for) a 70-200mm f2.8. I decided to go with the 85mm. First, the quality is just as good, if not better than the 70-200mm. Second, its one and a third stops faster than a 2.8. Thirdly, its about 1/4th the price of a 70-200mm. Fourth, its about 1/4th the weight of a 70-200mm. Granted it can't zoom, but with 12mp, a crop is always an option.

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    I have been a big fan of my 50mm f1.8 lens for a long time. It is light, compact, cheap, and yields some of the most beautiful images I've taken. The only problem with it is that during events and weddings I have to get up pretty close to the action. The 85mm gives me that extra reach that lets me capture the moment without disturbing it.

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  2. skiboarder72

    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    No love for the 85's?
     
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    LarissaPhotography TPF Noob!

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    I'm intersted how the lens ends up working for you. For now I'm sticking with the 50mm, but I definitely feel your pain as far as having to walk closer all the time.
     
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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Definitely a lens I'd like to have. Beautiful bokeh on the first couple sample photos. Congrats on the purchase, and have fun with it!
     

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