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Controversy time the 85/1.8 is as good as the 85/1.4

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Candidcameraman, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Omg...

    augh, Augh! AUGH!!! It is a competition ... dude I didn't know - I'll need to borrow your 1.8 tonight ... I have a little something in mind...

    Nute - my comment was tongue in cheek - yea the 1.4 is better but how much better is it really versus the 1.8..? That's the debate I'd love to see here on the lens lust forum - I can afford a 1.4 some can't and is it worth that much more $$ Yes, I would like to, and, think so but just how much better is it really - I'll take a few more pics tonight.
     
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  2. Diminishing returns is at play here I suspect.
     
  3. Quite possibly the opposite is what i'm guessing.
     
  4. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    what's the point? you're better off with an old push/pull 80-200 2.8 set @85 than the 85 1.8...i owned the lens, it offers NOTHING special, imho.

    the only thing is has in common with the 85 1.4 is the same focal length, that's it.
    :eek: 
     
  5. Darn! These are good!! I especially like the 2nd and the last.

    Craig

     

  6. showoff !
    now that's why I just got one of these
    #1 & #2 are frankly beyond words and if you can do that with the 1.8 as well I'll still be happy with my 1.4
     
  7. LOL
    PP is not gonna make this a horse race, trust me
     
  8. Bad NUTE!! BAD BAD NUTE!!! You've got me this close > < to going up and waking a napping 3yr old to drag her outside for a photo session. Have you any clue what a terrible idea that is?! Hmmm.........perhaps I can find a way to force-sit the 11wk old?!?!

    BAD NUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :biggrin: :tongue:
     

  9. good (for me not U) cause i need to see a 1.4 shot on the eyes....oh please...even the dog will do
     
  10. Hahaha, ok, I'll take a dog outside. :smile:

    Or better yet, if yer brave, the 85 and the kids and I will be in Fort Mill next Tuesday.....YOU come wake them up! :tongue: :biggrin: :tongue:
     
  11. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    nothing does SKIN like the 85 1.4!

    @1.4
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    :Love:
     
  12. Tell me about it. I've got the 85/1.4, and I'm pretty good at Photoshop. I can't come close to Nute's portraits. He's a master craftsman.
     
  13. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Be careful with statements like that. It can be painful.:biggrin:
     
  14. you really should go BIFing with me this time
    there should be some Ospreys still in the nests

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  15. That is just a mind-blowing shot Randy! Did you duck immediately afterwards?! :eek:  :smile:

    I think the 300 is staying home. I'm hiking through a plane change in Laguardia by myself (with the kids). Weight will be a factor. The 80-200 + TC may travel..........haven't decided yet. :smile:

    Ok, here is a dog shot for you. Excuse his collars and the fence post growing outta his right ear. :smile:

    Xcel at f/1.4
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    And here's a day lily at f/1.4 :smile:
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  16. Is it true that Nute has his shutter finger right eye insured by Lloyd's of London?
     
  17. Heya Dude :smile:
    Two words: No way
     
  18. waltny

    waltny

    Mar 27, 2008
    Reno, NV
    Whats in that focal range'ish that is cheap(under 400-500) for a prime(or zoom and then bump the price accordingly) that is comparable to the 85/1.4 in everyones professional opinion?
     
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