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Do you need the 85mm if you have 135mm?

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Jul 04, 2011 10:45 |  #16

canon rookie wrote in post #12702031 (external link)
I have both and love them both.The 85f1.8 is my main Basketball lens and my 135 does everything else.Wouldn't sell either one!!!

+1 on using the 85 for basketball!

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Jul 04, 2011 13:58 |  #17

splitfyre wrote in post #12700120 (external link)
As you can see I have the 35, 50, 85, and 135.. each has it's specific purpose. :-)

I agree

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Jul 04, 2011 14:05 |  #18

Amazing. 16 people giving advice about which lens is best and not one of them as any idea what the OP is shooting with the lenses other than "indoor" which could mean anything from night club shooting to child portraits to basketball in a large arena.

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Jul 04, 2011 17:46 as a reply to  @ krb's post |  #19

I have both. I prefer the 135 over the 85, but it depends on the situation/how close you can get to the subject/etc. When you have the money, purchase both.


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