nikon sharpness

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  1. notelliot

    notelliot TPF Noob!

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    i've got three primes in mind for portraits; 85/1.4, 105/2 dc, 180/2.8. unfortunately, here in ottawa, these are very rare lenses to buy. actually, i don't know anyone that owns one, either. i just wanted to know which is going to be sharpest. 105, i think would be the perfect focal length, but i doubt the sharpest. i'm leaning towards the 180/2.8 but it seems a little long, especially with a 1.5x crop - 270ish mm.
    anyway.. sharper lens of the three, anyone? examples would be awesome, if possible. thanks in advance.
     
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    those lenses should all be VERY SHARP.

    if your shooting digital the 85 1.4 is a great lens . . . the 105 and 180 would a bit too long for my taste (especially the 180)
     
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    105 @ 210mm with the crop would be alright, expecially with defocus control.

    i should just buy both the 85 and 105, hahah : /
     
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    Furby the Screech Owl. Stands about 7" tall.

    An example the 180 f/2.8 shot at 1/45, f/2.8, ISO 400, D1X, at about 18 feet handheld. SB-80DX fill flash. Shot in 2004.
     

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