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Sony Fe 55 1.8 and the Fe 85 1.8

 
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Jan 31, 2018 15:19 |  #1

I own the 55 1.8 , would it be worth also purchasing the 85 as well? I m mainly doing portraiture work, no action shots at all. Just wondering is it worth having both, or will the 55 be sufficient? thanks for any advice!!


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Jan 31, 2018 16:39 |  #2

ducatiwv wrote in post #18553523 (external link)
I own the 55 1.8 , would it be worth also purchasing the 85 as well? I m mainly doing portraiture work, no action shots at all. Just wondering is it worth having both, or will the 55 be sufficient? thanks for any advice!!

They are both quite close in terms of fov. I tend to see them as parts of different kits. The 55 pairs with the 28 nicely for a small kit and the 85 forms part of a large kit (with a 35 say). I own both but don’t normally take both out at the same time for that reason


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Jan 31, 2018 16:44 |  #3

xpfloyd wrote in post #18553582 (external link)
They are both quite close in terms of fov. I tend to see them as parts of different kits. The 55 pairs with the 28 nicely for a small kit and the 85 forms part of a large kit (with a 35 say). I own both but don’t normally take both out at the same time for that reason

Great !!! Thank you, i was leaning toward buying one, but to be honest both are great !! What would be your recommendation to pair with the 55? I have the Rokinon 135 f2, but would like something reasonably priced and in that focal range...


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Jan 31, 2018 20:19 as a reply to ducatiwv's post |  #4

The 85 is such a good lens, and cheap! I use the 35/2.8 along with these depending on location and subject. Some people look better smaller in the frame, others tight filling the frame.


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ducatiwv wrote in post #18553587 (external link)
Great !!! Thank you, i was leaning toward buying one, but to be honest both are great !! What would be your recommendation to pair with the 55? I have the Rokinon 135 f2, but would like something reasonably priced and in that focal range...

Personally 28/55 and 35/85 but if you like longer lenses 55/135 seems like it could work well


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xpfloyd wrote in post #18553932 (external link)
Personally 28/55 and 35/85 but if you like longer lenses 55/135 seems like it could work well


Thanks so much for your advice!!!


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Feb 11, 2018 13:24 |  #7

i wish Sony makes a 105 f1.8 - a 28/55/105 would be a great kit - add a 12 in there as well and you are pretty much covered as a prime shooter (barring the really long 200's - 800's)


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