Need lens recommendation

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I currently have the Nikon 24-70, 70-200 VR and 105 2.5 AIS, planning:

A. Sell the 70-200 VR and get the 85mm 1.4 and 70-300 VR
B. Keep the 70-200 VR and get the 85mm 1.8

I mostly shoot family photos and portrait, please your kindly give me some recommendations. Thanks in advance.
 
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I did exactly A

sold my 70-200, got the 85 1.4 and 70-300

regrets?

the 70-300 is no 70-200 , thats for sure
 
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Thanks for your kindly reply, if I get the 85 1.4 I only have money left for the 70-300, or maybe get the Sigma 50-150 2.8, what you guys think, because sometimes I need the 2.8 zoom to shoot the school play for my daughter.
 
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70-200 is a different class to the 70-300

The 70-300 is a great lens but far from the quality of the 70-200. Which is reflected in the price.

To answer this question, would you sell your 24-70 2.8 and buy the 18-70 3.5-4.5?
 
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Alex

I wouldn't say I miss it exactly, it is a big lens to casually walk around with

the 70-300 strengh is its smaller size and much smaller price tag, but do not expect the same results as the 70-200

I am hoping the 85 1.4 gets more use in the future as I move more towards portrait/ people shots
 
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I think the question should be is the 85 1.4 that much better than the 85 1.8 that warrants replacing your 70-200 for a 70-300?

I have never used the 85 1.4. Some of the pictures posted by owners of this lens are simply stunning. I just picked up a 85 f/1.8 and its a superb lens, especially considering the price.
 
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I think the question should be is the 85 1.4 that much better than the 85 1.8 that warrants replacing your 70-200 for a 70-300?

I have never used the 85 1.4. Some of the pictures posted by owners of this lens are simply stunning. I just picked up a 85 f/1.8 and its a superb lens, especially considering the price.
That's the reason made me think about the 85 1.4, oh well what a NAS.:wink:
 
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