85D or 85AFS??

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Reality4711, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Reality4711 macrumors 6502

    Reality4711

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    I have just sold my 105macro and want to buy a 85mm portrait lens.

    To work on my D800 within tight budget <£400. Second hand - f1.8D or f1.8AFS or new f1.8AFS.

    I have read almost every review I can find and major differences seem to be limited to; weather proofing and noise in favour of the AFS with image quality and focus speed/accuracy in favour of the D....

    Has anyone user experience of both of these lenses with a full frame Nikon DSLR and if so would they and of course anyone like to comment on the decision.

    I have about a week to decide.

    Regards

    Sharkey
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    The 105 macro lens is pretty good for portraiture to you know.
    I'd always pick AFS over anything. But as I haven't used either lens I'll let others advise.
     
  3. Reality4711 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Reality4711

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    It is just uncomfortable for me to use; heavy for focal length just too big of street stuff. I need to hand hold and the 105macro just to cumbersome for my dodgy hands; have been using on a mono most of the time.

    Main reason for considering f1.8D in previous para..
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Fair enough. Much easier to hand hold than my 200-500mm!
     

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