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85 1.8, 70-200 f-4 non is, or anything else

 
SkateSoft
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Mar 21, 2011 20:52 |  #1

So I am getting a new lens in about 2 months. I have a 18-55 and 55-250 right now. I was thinking the 85 1.8 since it preforms well in lowlight and would be my indoor lens but I recently saw that the 70-200 f4 non is is only 800 new and could probably get for cheaper used. Any other suggestion for under lets say 600 dollars.


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Mar 21, 2011 21:06 |  #2

I have both the 85mm f/1.8 and the non IS 70-200. The 85 is a great lens for the money but the 70-200 rarely comes off my body. The color and sharpness are great on this lens. Your focal length needs will determine what's better for you.


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Mar 21, 2011 21:23 |  #3

The only thing I am worried about is the low light


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Mar 21, 2011 23:32 |  #4

Well i can't speak for the 85 but the 70-200 non is, really is a great lens i got mine on ebay for $590 in mint condition still with warranty last week. Here is a link to a shot i posted the other day
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1015753


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Mar 22, 2011 00:38 |  #5

What do you prefer, flexibility or fast prime?
Because I do shoot event with 70-200 f/4.0L and I will have to crank up the ISO until 1600 @f/4.0


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Mar 22, 2011 00:46 |  #6

All depends what you are looking for in a lens imo.

The 70-200 F4L is an awesome lens, but if you don't need to focal length why get it right away?

I would suggest a Sigma 30 1.4, something around the 50 mark on a 1.6 crop, good for low light as well.


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Mar 22, 2011 03:02 |  #7

From your flickr I guess what you meant by indoor would be poorly lighted gym and not within the house. If that's correct then the 85/1.8 is probably be your best bet. If you need slightly longer FL the 100/2 is a good alternative.


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Mar 22, 2011 03:12 |  #8

SkateSoft wrote in post #12066196 (external link)
The only thing I am worried about is the low light

For low light definitely get the 85 1.8..;)


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Mar 22, 2011 14:53 |  #9

Alrigth guys, will being going with 85 as I already have the focal length


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Mar 22, 2011 15:14 |  #10

SkateSoft wrote in post #12070856 (external link)
Alrigth guys, will being going with 85 as I already have the focal length

Go for it! :)



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Mar 22, 2011 15:20 |  #11

Low light -> 85mm f/1.8
Good light -> 70-200 f/4 non IS or IS (IQ is high!)




  
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Mar 22, 2011 17:16 |  #12

I prefer 85f/1.8 over 70-200f/4 non IS. I did this swap a few years ago and never look back. With 85f/1.8, you get more low light ability, background control especially on a crop body. Both at f/4, the prime also win in sharpness. I would say 85 also win on contrast and color, but it is nothing a few bar slide in LR counldn't fix.

To me, the real issue with 70-200f/4 non IS is handheld ability, with less then perfect light, you will be struggling a lot.


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