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Reality4711

macrumors 6502a
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Aug 8, 2009
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scotland
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
 

Apple fanboy

macrumors Ivy Bridge
Feb 21, 2012
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Behind the Lens, UK
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
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.
 

Reality4711

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 8, 2009
731
558
scotland
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.

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..
 

Apple fanboy

macrumors Ivy Bridge
Feb 21, 2012
54,803
52,351
Behind the Lens, UK
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..
Fair enough. Much easier to hand hold than my 200-500mm!
 
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