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But the difference in cost isn't exactly marginal...plus if you walk around with that 2.8 all day, you'll be built like quasimodo in no time.
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I'd recommend the 70-200 f/2.8 rather than the f/4....f/2.8 is sooo much better imo biggrin.gif

I'm actually tempted to sell my 85 f/1.8 and get a 135 f/2 soon...now if only someone would by my 15-85.

But is the difference really worth that amount of money to someone who takes pictures of his son, gear for build logs, and occasional scenery shots? performance/price ratio is what I'm looking for now. I might get the upgrade itch later if I end up getting asked to take photos semi-professionally, until then...

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But the difference in cost isn't exactly marginal...plus if you walk around with that 2.8 all day, you'll be built like quasimodo in no time.

I've already got a hunch from the typical nerd sitting at his desk, so probably not a good option for me. wink.gif I think I'll get the 70-200 f4 and then get the f2.8 coffee mug as well. tongue.gif
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On a lower quality body, the extra stop of light is actually a pretty worthwhile investment. Obviously, how worthwhile is up to you.

@Sean Webster, have you had a chance to mess around with a 135L? It's so sweet on full frame, and having been a previous owner of the 85 f/1.8, I'd pick the 135 any day. So pumped I got mine so cheap last year..
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But the difference in cost isn't exactly marginal...plus if you walk around with that 2.8 all day, you'll be built like quasimodo in no time.

 

lol, usually they go for about double the price of a f/4.0. But to me, since I have had mine, it is sooooooooooooo worth it. The images are awesome. Images are sharper wide open too. For me the weight isnt a problem. I always carry my camera around with a prime all day. I was at the beach for 6 hours the other day with my 70-200 f/2.8, while it is significantly heavier than the f/4, I had no issue...tho i do work out lot lol.  

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I'd recommend the 70-200 f/2.8 rather than the f/4....f/2.8 is sooo much better imo biggrin.gif

I'm actually tempted to sell my 85 f/1.8 and get a 135 f/2 soon...now if only someone would by my 15-85.

But is the difference really worth that amount of money to someone who takes pictures of his son, gear for build logs, and occasional scenery shots? performance/price ratio is what I'm looking for now. I might get the upgrade itch later if I end up getting asked to take photos semi-professionally, until then...
 
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But the difference in cost isn't exactly marginal...plus if you walk around with that 2.8 all day, you'll be built like quasimodo in no time.

I've already got a hunch from the typical nerd sitting at his desk, so probably not a good option for me. wink.gif I think I'll get the 70-200 f4 and then get the f2.8 coffee mug as well. tongue.gif

Start off with the f/4. See how you like it. Buy it used so you can always resell it without a loss of $.

 

When I had mine I noticed one thing with the auto-focus. It would just stop searching if it missed and not adjust through the whole focus range to find it sometimes. I had to manually move the focus ring to get it started searching again. It didn't happen all the time, but enough to be noticeable. And I had the correct autofocus settings in camera to have it continuously search for focus and not stop if it couldn't find it. It may have just been my copy tho. My f/2.8 doesn't do that.

 

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On a lower quality body, the extra stop of light is actually a pretty worthwhile investment. Obviously, how worthwhile is up to you.

@Sean Webster, have you had a chance to mess around with a 135L? It's so sweet on full frame, and having been a previous owner of the 85 f/1.8, I'd pick the 135 any day. So pumped I got mine so cheap last year..

No I haven't, but I have seen example images with the swirly bokeh it produces and I really love that effect. Plus, it would be a little longer which is perfect for shooting people around campus from a distance. :D

 

Now looking at my 85 f/1.8 images, I may just have to keep it too. And I want a sigma 35mm f/1.4. Why are primes so nice?  Why am I a lens addict? :D haha


Edited by Sean Webster - 3/12/14 at 2:25pm
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So my friend got an A7R with a 35mm 2.8 delivered to my house (at work during the day and didn't want to leave it outside his house) and I've been dying to play with it. It's sitting in the box just staring at me.

I know he wouldn't mind though...
    
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Open the box and take a bunch of selfies. The pack it back as if you never touched it and leave the memory card in it. Have him re-open it and power it up to see all your pics lol
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Hey guys, need your help again. I'm contemplating between two telephotos: a 300mm f/4 AF (non AF-S/VR) and 70-300 VR.

^300mm f/4 AF

70-300 VR

 

Thoughts? Opinions? I've only a 35mm f/1.8 DX in my bag (the 60mm f/2.8 AF-D's somewhere else right now). The cost of them is the same.


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Hey guys, need your help again. I'm contemplating between two telephotos: a 300mm f/4 AF (non AF-S/VR) and 70-300 VR.

Thoughts? Opinions? I've only a 35mm f/1.8 DX in my bag (the 60mm f/2.8 AF-D's somewhere else right now).

The 70-300 is going to be a hell of a lot more useful is it not? 60mm straight to 300mm is quite a jump tongue.gif

70-300 is what I'd go for
     
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No I haven't, but I have seen example images with the swirly bokeh it produces and I really love that effect. Plus, it would be a little longer which is perfect for shooting people around campus from a distance. biggrin.gif

Now looking at my 85 f/1.8 images, I may just have to keep it too. And I want a sigma 35mm f/1.4. Why are primes so nice?  Why am I a lens addict? biggrin.gif haha

Im selling my 85 1.8 atm, looking at the Sigma 35 1.4 to compliment my 50mm Zeiss for my landscape shots (stitched panos), and for party/walk-a-round lens.
135L would be nice too, but my 70-200L II is too dam nice.....135L one day maybe
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