sirquack wrote in post #15552397
Thanks for the input Charlie. I actually have the 55-250 and I ran it out to 135 and looked to see where the lens was on that focal length. I am a martial arts instructor and at the focal length, I get almost perfect full frames of my students at a distance in low light. So that part of the reason I decided on the 85 over the nifty fifty. At 50MM on my 18-55 I was going to have to crop quite a bit even with the effective 85mm focal length on my crop sensor.
And add that to the additional positives I have seen about it being perfect for portrait and landscapes and it really was an easy decision to make. Now I am just so excited for it to show up tomorrow. I am almost thinking I need to take a day off with all the new snow to just run around all day and see what it can do for me.
that's good to hear, but you would actually only zoom out to 85mm to do the comparison. 85mm will always be 85mm. For what you do, an 85 should be good; my son takes martial arts, and that would be a good FL to capture in low light. It's a phenomenal lens, my advice only came due to your limited gear on your sig .
edit: and yes, buy now.
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