A&P Nikonauts! Should i sell my 85mm f/1.4

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by dmora, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. dmora

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    I'm wondering if i should sell this lens. I'm going to be buying the 70-200VR soon. So im curious since the focal range overlap will make this lens collect dust in my camera bag? :hs:

    Its been a hoss all these years i've had it.

    I have a Nikon D700, 14-24 f/2.8, and i'll be getting the 70-200 and a 35mm f/2.
     
  2. Mutombo

    Mutombo New Member

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    If you shoot a lot of portraits I'd keep it. It's one of the best lenses in the Nikon lineup.
     
  3. dmora

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    Yea i love it. I'd just like to offset my 70-200 cost. :hs:

    I mostly used it because i needed awesome low light performance for the type of shooting i do, night time street photography. :hs:
     
  4. tenplanescrashing

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    there is no problem with overlap. 85mm on a prime vs. 85mm in a zoom won't yield the same shot for the most part.
     
  5. dmora

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    And those nagers at NIkon need to get off their ass and give me a 35mm f/1.4 :mad:
     
  6. dmora

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    Good to know. :cool:
     
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    I kept it. I use it for decorations and portraits. It's sharper than the 70-200.
     
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    I would keep it - It gives you 2 more stops than the 70-200 will give you
     
  9. Heinzanova

    Heinzanova aut inveniam viam aut faciam OT Supporter

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    It might have better subject isolation, but I wouldn't agree it is sharper.

    That 70-200 is sharper than a razorblade inside a vietcong's vagina
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    you would know something about this
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    I dunno, my 70-200 doesnt impress me really. Its great overall but it's def. not as sharp as any prime Ive shot with.
     
  12. Heinzanova

    Heinzanova aut inveniam viam aut faciam OT Supporter

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    That is sad, I have to say mine focuses more accurately than any prime I used, and is as sharper than any prime I have used.

    So question is, do you have an iffy copy of the 70-200 or I have bad primes?

    Although my 600mm prime is pretty sharp :)
     
  13. legendr34

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    one cannot compare the 70-200 with the 85mm 1.4, the 85 is sharper, faster and creates incredible bokeh the 70-200 cannot duplicate
     
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    Don't listen to this. It's crap! I'll do you a favor and take it off your hands for $200.
     
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    keep it..
     
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    prime > zoom
     

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