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Apr 04, 2014 16:01 |  #1

Hi POTN members!

I know it's another boring what lens to get thread.

I've just filed my tax return and have a little bit of money to spend on a lens for fun.

The two lens I'm currently looking at are either the Zeiss Otus 55mm/1.4 or the Canon 200/2.0 L IS

I mainly shoot portraits and fashion and here are some samples of my work http://rwong2k.500px.c​om (external link) (beginner warning)

I mainly shoot outdoors around f/2.0 ~ 2.8 all the time with my strobes (Einstein) using nd filters mainly on my 70-200/2.8

I am familiar with manual focus lens, the only one I currently have left is the Zeiss makro planer 50mm/2.0

Any comments or suggestions of either one of these lens?

I'm sure after resize and display for web it's all the same, but wanted to try something for fun for my style of shooting


thank-you in advance


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Apr 04, 2014 17:22 |  #2

Heya,

200 F2L if you can, at least, that's what I would do. Amazing lens.

But really, I'd get something between the two. Like the Sigma 85 F1.4. Keeps that F1.4 while getting into telephoto ranges. But ultimately the 200 F2 is simply better for what you're doing likely (as you'll likely never shoot at F1.4, for those kinds of shots you're doing).

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Apr 04, 2014 17:29 |  #3

Keep it simple.. 85mm 1.8


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Apr 04, 2014 17:43 |  #4

oh I already have a 85L so the 1. 8 wont be an option for me


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Apr 04, 2014 18:29 |  #5

sorry, forgot to mention the les I already have
24-70/2.8 mk2
70-200/2.8 mk2
zeiss 50/2.0
40/2.8
85L

thanks for the suggestions so far :)


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Apr 04, 2014 18:47 as a reply to  @ rwong2k's post |  #6

I'd get the 200/2 now. Sigma is claiming the new 50/1.4 Art will compete with the Otus and if true will much more bang for the buck. It's at least waiting to see especially since you have the Zeiss now.


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Apr 04, 2014 20:02 |  #7

oh I totally forgot about the Sigma 50/1.4 ART coming


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Apr 04, 2014 20:07 |  #8

Given your current kit, I'd say the 200/2 would be the best fit, as long as your bank acct can handle it.


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Apr 05, 2014 09:44 |  #9

Two totally different lenses, both excellent. Only you can decide.

Shooting mostly wildlife, I'd choose the 200.


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Apr 06, 2014 15:47 as a reply to  @ Tapeman's post |  #10

Zeiss 135 Apo Sonnar and Zeiss Otus 55.




  
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