Poll: Nikon 85 1.4 or 105VR on D700

Nikon 85 1.4 or 105VR on D700(if you had to choose)

  • Nikon 85mm 1.4

    Votes: 41 75.9%
  • Nikon 105VR

    Votes: 13 24.1%

  • Total voters
    54
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Ok, I may get some chuckles, but please give your input. I'm curious as to how many actually prefer the "cream machine" over the 105VR if you had to choose between the two.

The reason I'm asking is that I recently sold my 85 1.4 inorder to get my much beloved 70-200 back. I have the 105VR and love it, but....it being the 1st time in years I've been without the 1.4, I'm missing it badly.

Thoughts??
 
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If I had to choose strickly on the lens it would be the 85. (also I'm still DX)

I had both and sold the 105 a few years ago. I did just buy another copy of the 105 but only because I wanted something with AF-S and VR for wedding ceremonies, the 85 can be loud.
 
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ripalip

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Well you can't get photos like this with the 105.

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Thorsten

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Hands down the 85. The 105 VR is certainly an excellent optic, but you can get the same or sometimes even better results with any number of macro lenses. The 85/1.4 on the other hand is unique. Short of the 200/2 perhaps no other lens can give this look.
 

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