Which 85mm for Nikon?

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  1. Solarflare

    Solarflare No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would recomment the AF-S 85mm f1.8 if it really has to be a 85mm.

    Otherwise I always recomment the Tokina 100mm f2.8 macro because its cheap, well built, and optically absolutely awesome.


    P.s.: Needs a screwdrive motor though for autofocus, OP doesnt say what camera she uses, so no idea.

    P.p.s.: I myself use of course Nikons Bokeh lens, the AF 105mm f2 DC.

    P.p.p.s.: Oh, I see the OP is using the Df. Then thats fine.


     
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  2. benhasajeep

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    I have the 105 and 135 DC lenses now. And they are both top notch. But sometimes the 85mm is just what's needed. I have been using an 85mm 1.8D lens for quite a long time. It's still a very decent lens. But, yes there are better versions out. And it is the next item on my list to upgrade. Would have been sooner but got side tracked on a couple items.

    The Tokina 100 macro from what I have read and seen on videos, is highly recommended!
     
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    Have been looking at the Tokina myself!
     

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