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AF-S 85 f/1.4G or AF-S 105 f/2.8 VR Micro for Portraits

kholt

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"RE: AF-S 85 f/1.4G or AF-S 105 f/2.8 VR Micro for Portraits"

kholt Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Oct 2012
Sun 18-Nov-12 02:33 AM

I just wonder if I could ever master the DOF with a lens wide open at f/1.4. I tend to find that even f/2.8 is challenging sometimes to properly tame for the right creative effect. I like fast lenses though, if for no other reason than I appreciate a nice bright viewfinder and easier focus.

I do think the 85mm makes more sense indoors though. A 105mm or longer is fine outdoors, but indoors I always feel like I just dont have the right focal length. I hate using the 70-200 for this type of thing because it is so heavy to handhold for a long portrait session.

I just found out about borrowlenses.com and it looks like they have a pick-up location here in Sacramento. I think I'm going to rent it for a weekend shoot and see how I do with it (and if I can get some keepers at f/1.4).

Thanks for the help.

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