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| p.1 #11 · Debating usefullness of 85 1.8 now that I have the 55-250 IS |
One day is not enough time to truly get to know a lens. And 1-2 weeks is not much time either.
Don't fret about overlap of focal lengths. In the range near 85mm I have 50, 80, 85, 100, and 100-400. I would like to get a 24-70, a 70-200, and a 135 f/2 at some point. I doubt very much I'd sell any of the focal lengths, despite overlap and duplication. Each of the lenses has specific characteristics and usefulness.
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I respect your opinion and I agree about needing time to learn a lens and be capable with it but I've had my 85 1.8 for 4 months.
As for the 55-250 it's use is pretty intuitive.
I don't own a tripod right now but plan to get one in the future but even then I doubt the 85 would see much use.
As for the post above me, the thing is that the 3 stops of extra low light performance mean nothing to me since I don't shoot in that low of lighting conditions.
I prefer having IS on a 5.6 lens over the speed of a 1.8 lens anyways since with the 85mm and no IS you need a shutter of at least 1/125 and machine gunning the shutter to get perfectly no camera shake photos from my experience whereas with the 55-250 @ 85mm I can shoot as low as 1/20th of a second thanks to its 4-stop IS.