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85 f1.8D vs. 85 f1.8G and Tamron first Gen 70-200 f2.8

rnagel

Mequon, US
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rnagel Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Dec 2011
Sun 03-Nov-13 01:03 PM

Fellow Nikonians,

Is there a significant difference between these two lenses? Shooting with the D7000. I tried to do a little research and didn't come up with much other than the g is a little lighter, provides information that the d does not and the d has the aperture ring. I have a local photographer selling his D lens for $270.00 (good shape, but no lens hood)as he upgraded to the 1.4 and does not have the need for this lens. Some time this past year I saw the 85 1.8 g for $396.00 after Nikons $100 rebate. I am looking for this lens primarily as a portrait lens and also for some sports as I do not have a fast zoom/ex 70-200 f2.8. I also contemplated the first generation Tamron 70-200 f2.8 ($769.00) which obviously is a little more versatile. While most of my shooting is in good light (already have the Nikon 70-300 vr) there will be some shots in school gym etc. and I am not a professional photographer needing a "professional" 1400,00 to 2400.00 70-200 lens.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated..
Thanks and have a great day,

Rich

A new plane won't make you a better pilot.....

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