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Dec 14, 2010 18:33 |  #1

I just sold my 85l and im alrewdy regretting it... The regret is i dont know what to replace it with. I want a cheaper option that i dont have to worry about if i dang it around or leave it in a corner for a few hours during an event. Obviously i want quality so im down to either the 85 sigma, 100l macro, or the nikkor 105 vr. Id love to hear some input, i have been riding comfortable with the 85l so i have never looked at anything else...


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Dec 14, 2010 18:34 |  #2

The Sigma 85 seems like a good replacement, if you want to go even cheaper, the Canon 85 1.8?


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Dec 14, 2010 18:52 |  #3

i agree with the above, and also add the canon 100mm f2 to consider

you would go nikon? you also have nikon body? the nikkor 85mm f1.4 G is cheaper than Canon f1.2


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Dec 14, 2010 22:11 |  #4

IMHO the Canon 85mm f/1.8 is a great value. I'm getting sharp pics off of mine wide open on my 5D.


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Dec 14, 2010 22:25 |  #5

I sold my 85L as well, only to replace it with another one 3 weeks later. It's a hard lens to give up.


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Dec 14, 2010 22:52 |  #6

I have a Nikkor 105 2.5 manual focus in both AI and non AI. If manual focus will work this is a wonderful and legendary professional lens - it is also inexpensive. Another inexpensive professional 80 manual focus lens is the Mamiya 80 2.8. The Mamiya medium format 80 2.8 manual focus lenses go for about $60.

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Dec 15, 2010 01:00 |  #7

Thanks guys, yeah i have both systems, but th nikon g is only a little less expensive, im stll looking for af and good iq, so i narrowed it down to the above...


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Dec 15, 2010 01:19 |  #8

I've heard great things about the sigma 85, but the 100L could be nice too - IS and a great macro lens. It just kind depends on your needs.


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Dec 15, 2010 01:48 |  #9

Haven't used any of the other ones you've mentioned. I rented the 85L II once and loved it (wished I had enough cash to get it) but ended up getting the 85 1.8. I love it. Small, light, fast, and sharp. I tend to shoot as wide open as possible and have absolutely no complaints.


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