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85mm 1.8 for indoor dance

Knocker81

staten island, US
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Knocker81 Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Nov 2011
Thu 02-May-13 04:56 PM


I’ve been researching this 85 mm lense for awhile now and was wondering how it would perform in a low light dance recital situation. I’m shooting with a d7000 and an old 28-70 sigma 2.8 (10 yrs old) that has serious focus issues, and its just a little too short, unless I'm really close, it's time for a new lens. I feel the 85 would be a nice distance but would I also find it useful for general use or too long on the D7000? Of course I would love the 24-120 F4 but don't think It would be fast enough. One of the the few negatives I’ve seen with the 85 is slower focusing. Does anyone think this lens would be a good performer for this low light situation?

My other lenses are 35mm 1.8 and a 70-300 F4.5/5.6 (no VR)

Thanks in advance.




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