A&P should i buy the nikon 85mm f/1.4?

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  1. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    At about $1000, i don't know what i should do. I was thinking about selling my 180mm f/2.8, but it's such a great lens...

    the bokeh that the 85mm f/1.4 produces is nothing short of amazing, but it costs so much.

    OTAP, please convince me NOT to spend $1000 for this lens. It already hurt recently buying the 28-70mm for $900.00 :wtc:
     
  2. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    :wackit: @ 85 f/1.4
     
  3. Meat Popsicle

    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    For me..the 85 1.8 is plenty fast..and about 1/3rd of the price. :dunno:
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    Dunno what your needs are though. :o
     
  5. Gvidon

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    no 1.2 no care...canon crew :mamoru:
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    I found the 1.8 to be just fine for me. If you can keep the 180 and get the 1.8 I'd do that instead of the 1.4.

    [​IMG]

    Thats the 85 @ 2.8 over the summer at Coney Island.
     
  7. anthem404

    anthem404 not my cup of mud

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    I just picked up the 85 1.4, and it's fantastic.


    @ 1.4 though you better be spot on with focus (as it can wander some) or the whole thing will be out of focus.

    I chose the 1.4 over the 1.8 because I don't have anything as fast, and I do need the extra low light performance...

    some samples I have:

    d200 @ f/1.4 - 1/100th - 400 iso
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    100% crop:
    [​IMG]
     
  8. ftslogger

    ftslogger OT Supporter

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    I compared this lens with a AIS 50mm f/1.2, and the 85mm was pure sex. I used it on a D300....I had a new kind of lust for that lens...however for budget reasons, I'd probably pick up the 1.8 version.
     
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    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    what the hell do? a 28-70 for $900?

    i'd sell that thing and get the 85 over anything else.
     
  10. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Thats going to be a 'must' lens once I get going with my current (soon to be) setup. :o
     
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    ftslogger OT Supporter

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    I have lens lust for the following:

    85 f/1.4
    200 f/2 VR
    14-24 f/2.8 N
    28-70 f/2.8
    70-200 f/2.8 VR
    200-400 f/4 VR
     
  12. Tedrzz

    Tedrzz New Member

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    my 85 f/1.8 works spectacularly for 1/3rd of the cost...is it really worth it to you?
     
  13. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    you have expensive taste. :eek3:
     
  14. SugarCoatedSour

    SugarCoatedSour OT Supporter

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    The 2 pieces of glass and 24-70 f/2.8 are what I want more than anything else--I don't think I'd need more than that. :hs:
     
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    Sorry but I'm going to have to say, get it.

    The lens IS amazing. I got mine for $850. :dunno:
     
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    mylegacy412 OT Supporter

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    i have the 1.8
    you'll be paying between 3-4x as much for an extra what, is that a 1/3 or 1/2 stop?
     
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    2/3rds stop.

    And no 1.2 no care lulz.
     
  18. FidizzyTypeS

    FidizzyTypeS Gimme Dem Scones!! OT Supporter

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    Save the cash go with the 1.8
     
  19. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    thanks for the suggestions. i was thinking about the 1.8, however i really want the 1.4
     
  20. dmora

    dmora Guest

    85 mm 1.4 is next on the list after the 70-200VR.

    Funny i still dont have a 50mm yet. :p
     

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