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Thread started 18 Jul 2013 (Thursday) 13:25
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POLL: "What prime to get?"
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Neither one (3rd choice in your reply)
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Looking to replace my 85LII with another prime - poll

 
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Jul 19, 2013 02:03 as a reply to  @ post 16133761 |  #16

Hey Danny,

Just had a good look through your Flickr pics...

I don't think I saw any action shots taken with the 85L, so I voted for the Sigma 85 f/1.4 (option 3!) as it's a great lens, now that Sigma have their QC levels up a bit!

If you really want to stick with an L, then go for the 135L, but the Siggy will release up a LOT more cash...

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Jul 19, 2013 02:04 |  #17

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Hello all,

I would like to free up some cash and decided to do a little lens musical chair game….

I barely use my 85LII... The 85 in essence has a perfect FL, but at such a steep price, I feel like I’m just wasting my money by letting the lens sit around in my closet.

My question to my fellow POTNers :) is which one of the above (or another medium-long range prime) would you choose as a replacement…

If the 85 is the perfect FL for you, but you never use it, would you use a longer FL lens?




  
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Jul 19, 2013 02:16 |  #18

The 100mm f/2 could be a good replacement. :D

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Jul 19, 2013 02:34 |  #19

I'm confused by your question. The next best thing to the 85L is the 135L


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Jul 19, 2013 07:28 |  #20

Just keep the 85L.

Unless you bought it used you'll just be losing money for no real good reason. Not worth the hassle over a matter of what, $500 net after you factor in your loss on the 85L and the cost of a 135L?

135L can't "replace" the 85L (nothing can), and vice versa. I own both (the only 2 lenses I own) and couldn't part with either.

If you really need cash or something, eat rice and beans for a couple weeks.

Personally, I'd die in a ditch before letting go of the 85L. They'd have to pry it from my cold, dead hands.


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Jul 19, 2013 08:35 as a reply to  @ LostArk's post |  #21

My main choice for you is option "C" - Neither One. I wouldn't get anything new, just use your 70-200IS.

If you never use the 85L, then sell it and pocket the change or get something you want/need.

If you must get a new lens you could sell your 85L and your 70-200IS (I'm assuming MKI) and get the MKII. Pocket the rest.

If you must get a prime then 135L is excellent and the closest (but not the same) to the 85L (in IQ). The 200L (2.8) I think is a little long at times for what you like to shoot.

Since it looks like you are an L-oholic, the 100L is an excellent lens. Pre-focus to the area and use the limit switch for people shooting.

The other good (but not L) options are 85mm f/1.8, 100mm f/2, and (if you can find one) 135mm f/2.8 SF.


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