I need a prime.

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  1. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    So talk me out of blowing the money on a Nikon 85 f/1.4g.


     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    BUY IT!!

    ooh, excuse me. don't buy it.

    Does that help ??

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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    What are you going to use it for ?
    is there justification (in your mind) for an 85/1.4g

    Or are you just going to buy one,
    realize you don't need it
    and sell it at a ridiculous low price to me (virtually giving it away) afterwards ?
     
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  4. Village Idiot

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    Not at all. I had the Canon 85 f/1.8 with my 5D MKII and loved it. I've even considered the Nikon 85 f/1.8 and Sigma versions. But how can I be any type of respectable wedding photographer if I don't have a f/1.4?! My last even covered about half the cost of a new one, but I have a wedding to pay for in September...
     
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    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I somehow became a wedding photographer. Oh...and events. I shoot in the dark a lot. The ability to shoot in even more darkness with the amazing ability of the D750 to recover shadows. I'll post a photo up from the wedding/halloween party I shot where you couldn't even see the bartenders in the original shot and then the edited version where you can without a ton of noise.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    So essentially you're trying to figure out if buying the lens would affect your ability to pay for your wedding for September 2016 ?
    It all depends upon your cash flow and how it can positively affect your cash flow.

    I don't do weddings (only a few as 2nd) but have a 85/1.4 and I love using it. haven't really used it much at 1.4 but just using it as a comparison on ring shots you can only do if you have it available.
     
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    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Not at all. I'll make my fiancee pay for that. :D
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    LOL
    then what's the problem LOL

    other than a BIG chunk of change ...
     
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    Don't worry about the wedding, start saving to pay for the divorce! As for the lens, I still use the 'D' version, but I do love my 85 1.4! It's probably just about my most used lens. If you don't have one, well... you really do need one.
     
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    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    She's making more than me now, but it's only temporary. Once I have those pieces of paper saying I know stuff, I'll be making a lot more than her. :D

    The D is manual focus only?
     
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    'D' series are AF all bodies with an in-body focus motor (DX, DX00, and D7XXX)
     
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    save over $1100 (~%300) and get 95% the lens with the 1.8g
     
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