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p.1 #1 · Getting a new toy tomorrow. Help?


Just got the D800 and 24-70g as a birthday gift. Im am not really a fan of the focal range of the 24-70 and more of a prime lens guy anyways. I got this D800 to shoot portraits and need some BOKEH!! I do a mix between outside shoots (80%) and studio shoots (20%)

i want to keep it under or right around 2K

i will want a 50mm i love this focal range and find it useful for about everything i do so i want this to be my primary lens and spend probably the most money on it. Sadly this is also the hardest focal range to pick a 50mm lens so i have narrowed it down to
1. Zeiss 50 F/2 - The build quality is great. Sharp wide open and can be used for macro work. I have never shot with a full manual lens. I have heard once you get used to it its great.
2. Nikon 50 1.2 - BOKEH MASTA!! but how sharp is it? and again with the manual focus thing.
3. Nikon 50 1.8g - cheap and sharp. but really how is it?

then probably a 85 - 135 range

the 85 1.4 is out of the question as that would put all my money away

1. probably the 85 1.8g as i hear it preforms just as well as the 1.4.
2. 105 macro i hear can be used as a nice portrait lens.
any other suggestions?



If there is a another thread similar to this please point me to it. Thanks



Jan 01, 2013 at 06:38 AM
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p.1 #2 · Getting a new toy tomorrow. Help?


The 85 1.8G is pretty sweet and a great price. The 50's are tougher, I shot with MF 50 for a long time without the benefit if live view, so I would lean toward the Zeiss for pure resolution. Though, you could almost get both Nikons for the price.
Paul



Jan 01, 2013 at 07:22 AM
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p.1 #3 · Getting a new toy tomorrow. Help?


get the 50mm f/1.8 afs first. You can't go wrong with it, plus it's cheap.


Jan 01, 2013 at 09:10 AM
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p.1 #4 · Getting a new toy tomorrow. Help?


135DC you want bokeh..?


Jan 01, 2013 at 09:34 AM
 

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p.1 #5 · Getting a new toy tomorrow. Help?


I'd take the Sigma 50 for great bokeh.

You want real bokeh? (not the wannabe bokeh) then sell the 24-70 and add your 2K, then buy a used 200 F2.



Jan 01, 2013 at 09:39 AM
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p.1 #6 · Getting a new toy tomorrow. Help?


Sigma 50/1.4 and Sigma 85/1.4 all the way for bokeh.


Jan 01, 2013 at 03:25 PM
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p.1 #7 · Getting a new toy tomorrow. Help?


50mm 1.8 G and 85mm 1.8G all the way. Best value IMO. If you need something wider add the 28mm 1.8 and you are still under 2K.

If you want the best bokeh bar none then its the 200mm f2, no other choice! But a little more $$$



Jan 01, 2013 at 03:33 PM
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p.1 #8 · Getting a new toy tomorrow. Help?


I would get the 50mm 1.8G and the 85mm 1.8G.
I own the 85mm 1.4G and it's amazing but if that's your budget and you need a 50 and 85 then get the above. If you're willing to stretch your budget a little bit, I would personally get the 50mm 1.8G and 85mm 1.4G...DONE



Jan 01, 2013 at 05:51 PM





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