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Gear help? 85 or 14-24?

 
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Jun 24, 2015 12:24 |  #16

umphotography wrote in post #17598971 (external link)
2 totally different lens for totally different uses and looks.

Agree completely.

How often do you find yourself wishing you had something wider than 24mm? If the answer is "never" then go for the 85mm. If the answer is "At least once at every shoot" then go for the 14-24.

I personally prefer a long focal length. I shy away from the wide end of my 24-70, and I only get out my 14mm Rokinon when I'm doing interior panos. So, if it was me I would probably go for the 85mm.


I think the 85mm 1.8 is next on my to-buy list. Well, after a battery pack for my strobes. I've thought hard about the 85L but I just don't think it would beat the 1.8 for my needs. Heavy, expensive, and slow focus? Nope, can't deal with it. (OK, that's a little bit of sour grapes, too)


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Jun 28, 2015 23:14 |  #17

I have all those lens and they have their place where needed. I would take out the 85L 1.2 for weddings during the ceremony and just found the slightest movement caused issues with focus and would get 1 out of 3 or 4 that worked. Slow focus is a killer. I do use it all the time for portraits (along with the 24-70 and the 70-200) with the couple standing still and posing for the camera. Works great in that fashion and finished product is fantastic.


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