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Feb 16, 2011 19:34 |  #1591

DigiNon wrote in post #11857703 (external link)
Would it make sense to have both 85L and 70-200?

Sure, I think you answered your own question.

I have found that in reviews of many other lenses, they are compared to the 85L. I doubt this is a coincidence.

Now you need to focus on that wide-normal focal length range.


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Feb 16, 2011 19:38 |  #1592

DigiNon wrote in post #11857703 (external link)
Thank you Hieu and tjbrock42. It's a tough decision...

Would it make sense to have both 85L and 70-200? I understand the zoom covers the FL of the 85 but I would like to have the large aperture for low light scenes or maybe some better backgrounds on my outdoor portraits.

I have both and they are different to me, however, the 2.8 version is enough for most people. I have the f/4 IS, which is my lens to take hiking, shoot pet agility, sports and just a little bit of wildlife. If you're not shooting below 2.8, stick with the 70-200mm - it is amazingly sharp, great colors and versatile. If you plan to shoot at the wider apertures....well.....​.you should know the answer. :)


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Feb 16, 2011 19:41 |  #1593

tjbrock42 wrote in post #11857960 (external link)
Sure, I think you answered your own question.

I have found that in reviews of many other lenses, they are compared to the 85L. I doubt this is a coincidence.

Now you need to focus on that wide-normal focal length range.

I think I may just stick to that setup then. So it's 70-200, 85L, and 17-40 for now. I would like to eventually get the 35L though :D


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Feb 16, 2011 19:46 |  #1594

hieu1004 wrote in post #11857993 (external link)
I have both and they are different to me, however, the 2.8 version is enough for most people. I have the f/4 IS, which is my lens to take hiking, shoot pet agility, sports and just a little bit of wildlife. If you're not shooting below 2.8, stick with the 70-200mm - it is amazingly sharp, great colors and versatile. If you plan to shoot at the wider apertures....well.....​.you should know the answer. :)

I don't plan on doing much sports photography or anything that requires a high fps camera or fast focusing lens. But for the IQ alone I am willing to shell out the cash for the 70-200 2.8 mkII. I don't mind the weight since I can use it on a tripod/monopod for my photography.

Another reason for getting it is because I plan on doing weddings as well in the future and I read that this zoom is prefect for that. And that is where the 85L will come in handy as well. I like to think long term when it comes to my investments (as most of you do too I assume) so I am not purchasing these only for what I shoot currently, but also what i may be doing in the near future.

Thanks for the input once again. I do appreciate it.


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Feb 16, 2011 19:48 |  #1595

You could pick up a nifty fifty for cheap, just to have a fast normal lens in case you need one too. Enjoy.


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Feb 16, 2011 19:55 |  #1596

I do currently own the nifty fifty but between the amount of missed focus shots it gives, the bad color aberration and poor build quality, I don't like using it much lol.


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Feb 16, 2011 20:00 |  #1597

okay, fair enough.:)


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Feb 16, 2011 20:01 |  #1598

DigiNon wrote in post #11858097 (external link)
I do currently own the nifty fifty but between the amount of missed focus shots it gives, the bad color aberration and poor build quality, I don't like using it much lol.

My 50/1.4 Nikkor is so nice that I have resisted the nifty50...but I just got one made in Japan and will take a bunch of photos with it before I let it go...perhaps it is better than those made in Malaysia...perhaps...


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Feb 17, 2011 14:27 |  #1599

m.shalaby wrote in post #11855535 (external link)
I hate primes and think this thread is stupid!


Thank You for your useless commentary.


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Feb 17, 2011 14:37 |  #1600

tgamron wrote in post #11862594 (external link)
Thank You for your useless commentary.

I believe he was joking. Take a look at his signature. Unless you were joking too? :lol:


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Feb 17, 2011 14:44 |  #1601

DigiNon wrote in post #11862657 (external link)
I believe he was joking. Take a look at his signature. Unless you were joking too? :lol:

and the plot thickens! :lol::lol:

ironically, isn't it equally as useless to post about it being useless? just throwing it out there, talk amongst yourselves.


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Feb 17, 2011 14:47 |  #1602

I heard someone in here may have been joking.

There'll be none of THAT in here, pal!


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Feb 17, 2011 14:50 |  #1603

Grimlock wrote in post #11862708 (external link)
I heard someone in here may have been joking.

There'll be none of THAT in here, pal!

yeah, you tell 'em Jerry!!! :lol:


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Feb 17, 2011 14:56 |  #1604

Grimlock wrote in post #11862708 (external link)
I heard someone in here may have been joking.

There'll be none of THAT in here, pal!

Yes, no humor allowed!

Lets keep this thread stail and cold.




  
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Feb 17, 2011 14:57 |  #1605

tgamron wrote in post #11862594 (external link)
Thank You for your useless commentary.

did you even look at my signature? it was an ovbious joke man! chill :roll:




  
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