Quick Question...The Better Lens?!

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debating on which lens I should buy, though only a few characteristics are defferent from the lenses.
A 105mm F/2.0 AF DC (Defocus Control)
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a 105mm f/2.8 ED-IF AFS VR (Vibration Reduction)

Input Please?
 

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Depends on what you intend to use it mostly for. The DC for portraits, the Macro/Micro for close-up work. Both are great lenses, tack sharp.
 
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Depends on what you intend to use it mostly for. The DC for portraits, the Macro/Micro for close-up work. Both are great lenses, tack sharp.

I guess it's is a debate upon the F/stop.
though for the lenses use, it would be intended for potrait and macro as you said.

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You want to do both with it?

Then definitely get a Macro. You can do portraits with a macro lens...but try doing macro with a portrait lens...ahah. Doesn't work that well.
 

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Sideburns is correct. My 100mm Macro lens does great portraits because it is a prime lens. However, my 50mm Prime does shat for Micro because it is not a micro lens. Micro goes both ways, regular lenses do not. Get the Micro even if you're not planning on doing a lot of Micro...you'll find yourself wanting to.
 

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I have the 105mm f/2.8 ED-IF AFS VR and it is awesome. Great color, great contrast, very sharp. Check my sig for my deviant page, it has some photos I shot with the lens.
 

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If you shoot portraits, get the DC, if you do macro, get the VR.

It's that simple, these are two lenses, meant for two different uses!!!!!!!

GAH! WHY DO PEOPLE OVER-COMPLICATE EVERYTHING!!!!:madmad:
 

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If you shoot portraits, get the DC, if you do macro, get the VR.

It's that simple, these are two lenses, meant for two different uses!!!!!!!

GAH! WHY DO PEOPLE OVER-COMPLICATE EVERYTHING!!!!:madmad:

They think about it too much.
 

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If you shoot portraits, get the DC, if you do macro, get the VR.

It's that simple, these are two lenses, meant for two different uses!!!!!!!

GAH! WHY DO PEOPLE OVER-COMPLICATE EVERYTHING!!!!:madmad:

:hug:: You're clearly a little shy of your hug quota for the day. Relax, take it easy, let people over complicate themselves, grab a beer, and watch some kittens on the internet. :hug::
 

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LOL

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