Decided on a 50mm F1.8 AFD as i already use a 17-35 AFS F2.8. I felt the 85mm on a DSLR would be a bit to powerful. The 50mm will just about do it, i hope! Oh and its was a great deal cheaper!jklofft said:I've played with the 50, but prefer the overall look of the 85 f/1.4. If I'm at an event shooting candids, I'll take the 17-55 and the 85. The combination of the two works very well.
Thanks! I use a 70-200 as well. But the 50mm F1.8 is great is so sharp wide open, small light weight and good DOFjfrancis said:The 50 mm makes a great portrait lens on a dSLR. I would love to get the 85 mm f/1.4, but it's hard to justify when I have the 70-200VR, which despite its rather intimidating size, is an awesome portrait lens. The bokeh and sharpness is right up there with the 85 mm IMO.
I agree 100%. It's a great little lens that everyone should have in their bag at the price. Even so, I find myself reaching for the big gun most of the time. The bokeh of the 70-200 is delicious 8)jgrove said:Thanks! I use a 70-200 as well. But the 50mm F1.8 is great is so sharp wide open, small light weight and good DOF