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90mm ts-e or 85mm 1.8?

 
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Apr 08, 2011 00:11 |  #1

hi - i have the opportunity to buy a 90mm ts-e for a decent price, but need to sell a lens to help fund it - it's got to be my 85 1.8 or 50 1.4 - one of them's gotta go :(.

I'm hearing so much about the 90 ts-e and would love to give it a shot. i love both the 85 and 50 and i though i'd never let them go - they are so practical, while I feel the 90 will be super fun to use, but not necessarily used as often. do you think it would be worth it?

your thoughts much appreciated!

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Apr 08, 2011 00:28 |  #2

if i were you ... i'd lose the 50 1.4

and get the 50 1.8 II and 90 TS :)


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Apr 08, 2011 00:38 |  #3

hmm - maybe a good idea. does IQ suffer at all b/t the 1.4 and 1.8?


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Apr 08, 2011 00:41 |  #4

Do NOT sell the 50/1.4 for a ****ty fifty. You will hate yourself forever. The build quality is ****, the focus is ****, and it's bound to break. It's great for the money but I wouldn't downgrade to it. If you really want the 90 TS-E then sell the 85/1.8 and get it. If you don't like it then buy a 85/1.8 back.


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Apr 08, 2011 01:09 |  #5

dkim82 wrote in post #12181318external link
hmm - maybe a good idea. does IQ suffer at all b/t the 1.4 and 1.8?

of course, 1.4-1.8 the 50mm 1.4 wins :lol:

but i do believe stopped down, the plastic fantastic is no slouch and would compete with the 50 1.4 and the 1.2L.

build quality is of course very plasticky, but i would honestly bet money it'd last longer than the 50 1.4's motor.

depends of course on how much you use the 50mm focal length. how much is the TS-E? perhaps you should just save for it? or at least wait to get it before selling anything.


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Apr 08, 2011 01:10 |  #6

let's change the focus then - can the 90 ts-e do everything the 85 1.8 can and more?


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Apr 08, 2011 03:34 |  #7

well it can't do 85mm and 1.8 ;)

But generally I'd say yes, except for the AF part.


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Apr 08, 2011 07:53 |  #8

If you can handle MF, and 2.8, the 90/2.8 T/S lens will win in every optical way. Closer MFD, ability to take TCs and tubes very well, sharper, etc. And just down right fun.


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Apr 08, 2011 07:58 |  #9

Are you going to use the tilt and/or shift. If not, why even consider it.


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Apr 08, 2011 08:00 |  #10

I once did a test of some famous 90mm lenses. Portraits was the subject. The 90 T/S with no tilt or shift applied won the contest.


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Apr 08, 2011 08:01 |  #11

At what price ? Larger/heavier, more awkward, MF. Did you test against any of the 85's or 100's ? There aren't all that many great 90's out there.


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Apr 08, 2011 09:22 |  #12

Leica R 90/2, 90/2.8, 90 APO. Oly 90/2 macro. And so on.


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Apr 08, 2011 21:39 |  #13

believe it or not, my favorite camera to work with has always been my ae-1 =). but then again, i've never tried 1d's etc. but my point being i can handle MF. i've seen what could be done with tilt shift and it looks like such fun.

i'm gonna do it - thanks everyone for your thoughts. hey, if it's not my cup-a-tea i'll be able to sell it back for what i got it for - i can't believe how well these things hold resell value.

my only dilemma is over whether to sell the 50 or 85..my 85 is sharper.. but the 50 faster and more versatile.. haha - i need a raise.


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Apr 08, 2011 23:00 |  #14

TS-E90 is sweet.


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Apr 09, 2011 00:07 |  #15

Darn- deal fell thru. Time to post a wtb


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