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I'm Dying Here, Help

TomCurious

Bay Area, US
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"RE: I'm Dying Here, Help"

TomCurious Registered since 03rd Jan 2007
Fri 21-Dec-12 09:15 PM

You're already well equipped for portraits, with the 24-70 and especially the 70-200/2.8. The latter is a superb portrait lens, the bokeh is just as good as the 85/1.4, and the subject isolation is actually better. Just be aware that you need a bit more space (minimum focus distance is about 4.5 ft, vs. 3ft with the 85), and of course it weighs more and is 2 stops slower, so in low light it's not so good. So if you're shooting in a controlled situation, i.e. with your lighting setup, or outdoors, the zoom is great. In fact many portrait pros use it. If you're often in low light or crammed spaces, the 85 has the advantage.

As for the macro, I'd go with the 105VR that you already had, or macro lenses from other vendors at 100m or longer, over the 60mm micro. The 60 is a very good lens, but the working distance is very small (distance from lens to subject).

Tom
Bay Area Nikonian


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