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Thread started 29 Sep 2007 (Saturday) 17:37
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Sell the 24-70 and get the 85mm
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Save up money and just get the 85mm later...
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Stick with the 24-70
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Sep 29, 2007 17:37 |  #1

I am stuck in a jiffy... I really just want to have one good lense that I will always use just for portrait shots. Seeing that I have the 24-70 f/2.8 it is awesome but I am thinking about selling this puppy for the GODLY 85mm II f/1.2... The darn thing just makes me wet my pants when I see the bokeh capability I can do with it... What do you think I should do guys...


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Sep 29, 2007 19:11 |  #2

What's wrong with the bokeh of the 24-70? Bokeh depends on subject distance, focal length, and aperture construction. I can't see going with nothing but an 85mm on a crop body. If it works for you, ok. I just don't see it happening, though. It's very long, and very slow.


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Sep 29, 2007 19:11 |  #3

Get an 85 1.8 and be happy.


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Sep 29, 2007 19:50 |  #4

The 85 is a great lens but no way would I get rid of my 24-70 for the 85. My 24-70 is my "workhorse" while the 85 is more of a niche lens. IMO....if you trade, you'll miss the flexibility of your zoom much more than you'll appreciate the strengths of the 85. As stated above, the 85 is quite long on a crop camera and it will definately limit you more than it will "set you free" :)




  
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Sep 29, 2007 21:53 |  #5

arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


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Sep 29, 2007 21:59 |  #6

LOL! I love my 24-70 and I would never sell it. I do want an 85 L which is my next purchase. =)




  
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Sep 29, 2007 23:12 |  #7

Ronald S. Jr. wrote in post #4033209 (external link)
Get an 85 1.8 and be happy.

What he said


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Sep 29, 2007 23:19 |  #8

I use the 24-70 and the 85L in totally different scenarios. I use the 24-70 as a carry-around or when I dont know what conditions or subjects may be. If Iam going for a definite portrait situation with many variables controlled, I take the 85L. So I would save up for the 85L so you could have both!!


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Sep 29, 2007 23:23 |  #9

Ronald S. Jr. wrote in post #4033209 (external link)
Get an 85 1.8 and be happy.

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Sep 29, 2007 23:27 |  #10

Save up.


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Sep 29, 2007 23:30 as a reply to  @ Space's post |  #11
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I agree, if the 24-70 is your ONLY lens... your better off saving up! Especially with your 30D crop. Its going to be one long slow lens.


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Sep 30, 2007 01:45 |  #12

Ronald S. Jr. wrote in post #4033209 (external link)
Get an 85 1.8 and be happy.

Ditto.
The 85 1.8 is a good and cheaper option, so you'll be able to keep 24-70 :D


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Sep 30, 2007 04:27 |  #13

richardho11 wrote in post #4034418 (external link)
I agree, if the 24-70 is your ONLY lens... your better off saving up! Especially with your 30D crop. Its going to be one long slow lens.

fast actually ;), its f/1.2!


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Sep 30, 2007 08:50 |  #14

Ronald S. Jr. wrote in post #4033209 (external link)
Get an 85 1.8 and be happy.

Ditto - the 85 f/1.8 is an outstanding lens, and it's not that expensive. There really is no need to go all L unless you make a living from your photography and need the superior build of the L class. You're not settling for much with the 85 f/1.8


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Sep 30, 2007 09:05 as a reply to  @ Jman13's post |  #15
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Here's another vote for the 85mm f/1.8. I just can't imagine someone being unhappy with it. I rarely shoot with mine but, when I do, damn...


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