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85f1.4 AFD or 85f1.4 AIS

shpritz

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shpritz Registered since 07th Oct 2009
Mon 28-Dec-09 03:22 AM

I really want to get an 85mmf1.4. I can get a mint AIS version for around 700USD or spend the extra 400 bucks or so and get a new D series AF one. I played around with the AIS on the camera, size was nice, manual focus was OK and can use the verification in the viewfinder to verify I am focused accurately. It is definitely slower than the AF version. I don't know how much of this is really an issue at this focal length. I would imagine it could be one when shooting wide open in low light.

I like the idea of saving some dough that I could put towards another lens down the line but am prepared to buy the AF version if the consensus is that this is the best way to go on the D700.

I look forward to your opinions.

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