It's that time again..........NAS

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So, I love love love my Beast. But just for the heck of it, I used the 85mm for my own little mini session with my girl. And I was disappointed (again) so I'm thinking of once and for all to get rid of it.

But.... I'm still kind of itching for a longer reach, or 70mm will be my longest.

However, I'd like to really avoid spending more than $400-500 if possible....ok, maybe $600.. At the most. :rolleyes:
 
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How about the 180mm f/2.8 ? Seems like it could serve you well.
 
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Rumors are for some type of Nikon announcement on the 27th, but they are rumors for now. I'll believe it when I read it.
 
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Well.... not if I wait to see if that lowers the price on the older lenses...such as the mentioned 180 which is a bit pricey for me at the moment.
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18o....105......*taking notes* both a bit pricey.

Off brands are allowed :wink:
 
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Longer glass that will not disappoint is usually expensive unfortunately. The 70-200VR f/2.8 is an obvious choice for your needs but blows your budget. The 180 f/2.8 might be had for close to it though. The 105VR is another possibility. But then, you could always throw caution to the winds and get the 200 mm f/2 :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
 
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Just curious what you don't like about the 85?
 
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Is MF ok? Robert's been really talking up the old 105/2.5 AI and it does have a great reputation. See this thread. You can find used copies at keh for $150-$250. I know because I've been looking :tongue:
 
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I'm actually going to agree with Tim on this one. I just picked up a good copy of a 105/2.5 for $90 at my local camera shop. Cosmetically it isn't pretty, but who cares? The optics are perfect. It's razor sharp, little CA, etc etc.

I was amazed that 85 and 105 was such a big gap in focal length, but it really is.
 
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105 was my first thought. And the Sigma 50-150 as mentioned above. And the Tokina 50-135.

And I echo Connor's question-what don't you like about the 85?
 
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Are you just not liking the IQ of the 85mm f/1.8 or is it the focal length?
You may want to try the 85mm f/1.4. 105mm f/2 DC, 135mm f/2 DC.
I love my 85mm f/1.4. It is my workhorse for portraiture. However, I've been itching to pull the trigger on the 135mm f/2.0 DC. I certainly don't need it, but I certainly want it. It's NAS.
 
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Linda,

Not sure if you are interested in a zoom but a 70-300VR would fit nice into your lineup. You would probably just need to add a little cash once you sell your 85mm.
 

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