Best Portrait lens? 85mm vs 70-200mm

Featured Thursday, 09 October 2014 11:22

What should you buy? Which is best for portraiture?

If you own a 70-200mm, is it worth getting an 85mm f1.4 or 1.2 prime? Is there much difference in BOKEH?

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  • Comment Link Manuel Bachmann Friday, 10 October 2014 16:07 posted by Manuel Bachmann

    In my opinnon i take the 70-200mm f/2.8

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  • Comment Link Sirrah Friday, 10 October 2014 16:39 posted by Sirrah

    Here is a question, what would you rather have during a 2-3 hour portrait shoot? I'll take the nice and light 85mm any day.

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  • Comment Link Bokeh Monk Friday, 10 October 2014 21:12 posted by Bokeh Monk

    The correct answer is both… plus the Nikkor 200mm ƒ2.0

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  • Comment Link hakken Friday, 10 October 2014 22:00 posted by hakken

    nope. the zeiss otus 85mm matt just reviewed. its amazing.

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  • Comment Link Dave Saturday, 11 October 2014 17:54 posted by Dave

    I wonder why the EF 135mm f2.0 L does not get more attention here. It's a practical and very sharp portrait lens with the shortest minimal focus at 0.9m.

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  • Comment Link Don Monday, 13 October 2014 13:34 posted by Don

    I'll take the 70-200 and Tina as the model.

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  • Comment Link Michael Morris Friday, 17 October 2014 19:54 posted by Michael Morris

    I recommend both. The Nikkor 85 f 1.4 G is absolutely amazing on D800 E. The Nikkor 70 -200 f 2.8 G is not even in the same universe as the prime.

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  • Comment Link Sam Monday, 28 November 2016 05:23 posted by Sam

    I'll take Tina, turn my 70mm into 200mm and forget about the portrait session

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