A&P Joey or Austin, need a small favor.

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  1. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I'm thinking of trading "the beast" for a 85 1.4, and the guy that PMd me on NikonCafe is in Marietta, GA. I wanted to know if either one of you was 1) close to there, and 2) if you wouldn't mind going and looking at this lens for me before I trade this guy.

    Please let a brotha know. :love:
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I'm about 35 min away. Got a real busy week this week. If he could come down here I'd be game. If not I may be able to make a trip up there on Saturday.

    PS, ever heard of PMs?
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    Actually, fuck that. I'm not doing it, bc you need to keep the beast.

    :love: my beast. i used my 85 like twice over the course of 2 months.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    85 is a shitty focal length on FF in my opinion. it was either too long or not long enough. :dunno:
     
  5. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I want a 85 dammit. :mad:

    I rarely use the beast. I don't really 'need' a mid focal range lens. 70-200 is great, love the 14-24, just don't see a use for the beast. I already PMd the guy, I just want someone I know to SEE the lens and make sure I'm not making a mcsteak just sending my $1000 lens to someone that says they have what I want. you know?
     
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    I might be in up that way this weekend. Depends on my Work Schedule.
     
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    I think 85 is a really nice focal length on FF for portraits.
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I think it's great for portraits and head shots.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    this is why I want it.
     
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    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    selling the beast? i use it more than the 85 1.4
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I fully intend to add the 1.8 version to my arsenal this year. It's almost as good as the 1.4 at 1/3 the price:o
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Ya. In Mexico an the Dallas (wedding before Kevin's) I used it for *maybe* 10 shots combined. 85 is a great portrait lens, and I think I would use it more anyway. Plus, my thoughts is to get the 35 f2 and use it w/ the 50 1.4 to cover the 24-70 gap between the 14-24 and 70-200 lenses and say fuck the midrange focal lengths. :mamoru:
     
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    Primes ftw.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    you know me, I don't play that "almost" game. :rofl:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Thats what I'm starting to think. :dunno:

    Although... I will never give up my 14-24 and 70-200. :big grin:
     
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    You may want to lock your 28-70 at 35mm for a day and see if you like the focal length. I had the 35L and a 50mm 1.4 and ended up selling the 50 1.4 because I never used it. I found the focal lengths to be so close that I didn't need both primes. Plus the 35L is just WAY better than the 50mm 1.4, it was an easy decision for me.

    Dunno how the Nikon primes compare though, but if I remember the 50 1.4 is better than the 35 f2 :dunno:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I don't go bigger than f/2 on my 50. Its not as sharp as I like at all at 1.4! :wtc:

    also, the 35 is a 50mm crop on the D300... so I could always slap it on there too. and no, i'm not buying the DX 35mm.
     
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    the 85 1.4 is a lens I really want to like, but honestly, I rarely use it.
    Does what it does, and yeah, it delivers a nice portrait.
    I usually pull it out for a dozen shots or so, then it goes back into the bag.

    I'm still waiting on the new 28 1.4 That would be a killer lens.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    that would be the shit. I know the used one are still expensive.
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    1/3 of the price man:o
     
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    agreed. i bought the 85 f/1.8 first, and if i liked the FL but wanted the 1.4 I would've gone for it.

    but instead, i didn't like the FL, even though the f/1.8 was plenty sharp for me, and I'm a sharpness junkie. so I just sold it for $60 more than I got it for about a month ago...
     
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    shoot more portraits
     
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    135 2 :o
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    so the 85 wasn't wide enough for you, you sold it and bought a 135? :confused:
     
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    it wasn't long enough 10x more often than it wasn't wide enough.

    that's what I've got the 28-70 for :cool:


    hey, we all shoot different stuff. i'm hoping to get a lot of use out of the 135/2 for tennis, track and field, basketball, and a using it as a lightweight mid telephoto for my europe trip.

    I don't shoot a ton of portraits, but it will be money for the ones I do shoot :yum:
     

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