Discussion in 'Nikon Lenses' started by Village Idiot, Nov 17, 2015.
So talk me out of blowing the money on a Nikon 85 f/1.4g.
ooh, excuse me. don't buy it.
Does that help ??
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 ?
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...
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.
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.
Not at all. I'll make my fiancee pay for that.
then what's the problem LOL
other than a BIG chunk of change ...
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.
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.
The D is manual focus only?
'D' series are AF all bodies with an in-body focus motor (DX, DX00, and D7XXX)
save over $1100 (~%300) and get 95% the lens with the 1.8g
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