The Nikkor 85mm Prime

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  1. Pete Delaney

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    Just thinking aloud but this prime is at the tipping point of requiring vibration reduction (optical stabilisation)... it often needs more speed to avoid those shakes transferring through to the image. A wonderful lens but it would be awesome with VR.

    I can live quite happily with a 50mm hand held but at 85mm holding a rock steady image even at 1/160 can be a lottery for me...
     
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    IMO it doesnt need it, for the kind of work its intended for its either going to be a) Studio - with flash you can really push shutter above IS speeds.... b) low light - youd mainly be shooting at 1/125+ anyway because of subject matter. VR is mostly useful at 1/60 lower.
     
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    ... but were all different and use FL differently, also depends on sensor and what you can handhold comfortably.
     
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    Mmmmm-uuu---ss s s t .. st o o o o pp.. shak i n ggggggggg...
     
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    llllleeesssssss coooffeeeeeeeeee
     
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    You have no idea how true that is!!:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
     
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    Hey Twist is that 50mm F1.8g worth having in the bag?? I'm assuming you've got one??
     
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    For the money it punches WELL above its weight.
     
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    .... but Id rather look for a good used Sigma 50 1.4 EX DG. Few more quid but IMO one of the best 50s/lenses around.
     
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    This one.... around £180-200 used.

    Credit to SLR lounge

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    I'll have a look at that little fella...:)
     
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    To be honest I've never had an issue hand holding most lenses at 1/FL, or 1/60 without stabilisation, however can I hell as like hand hold the 70-200mm f2.8 at 1/200 without VR. No idea why, and I only have one cup of coffee/day :laugh:

    Back on topic, Pete you have the D750 right? Shouldn't matter about using a faster shutter then with the ISO handling ;)

    I keep toying with getting the 85mm myself, but I just don't seem to use primes. I'd love to get into studio work, but I just don't have the time or the money ;)
     
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    Now why did you have to go an post that :nono: :p
     
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    The D750 is a top camera but shadows benefit from keeping the ISO down (same old story)... Go with a prime Snerks... particularly an 85 or 50. Not mega bucks but certainly fabulous images (especially from the 85 when done right).:lesson:
     
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    I have the 50mm f1.8 already, but barely use it. Any image benefits from keeping ISO down tbh, but the shadow recovery of the D750 is insane tbh. You underexpose shadows by 3-4 stops and still recover them with little noise from my experience.
     
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    Yes it's very good but if I can select 'clean' settings then I will tend to do that regardless. Having seen the benefits of OS/VR on lenses like the Sigma 180mm F2.8 I am miffed that I can hand hold that huge lens at far lower speeds than I can with the 85mm! Doesn't seem right but that's technology!!
     
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    I agree with everything you say tbh. I would prefer all lenses to be VR too. In fact, I would prefer IBIS like the EM5-II but I guess we can't have everything ;) I must admit, I'm holding out to see if the rumours of a 24-70 f2.8 with VR are true. I know the Tammy has VC, but I think the Nikon has the edge in IQ (and I don't just mean sharpness ;))
     
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    I could write a list on stabilised lenses that would cost me a fortune...
    Nikon 300mm F4 PF
    Sigma 120-300 sport
    Nikon 400mm VR or 500mm VR or the 600mm VR!!!!

    Oh look a list... and yes it's a fortune! I think the 300mm VR PF is great value if you shop around and the Sigma is tempting too!
     
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    I only really want a 24-70mm f2.8 (well a 24-120 f2.8 would be better ;)) and 150-600mm now and I think I'm done tbh, although knowing me I'll find something else to buy ;)
     
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    All I want is... maximum characters exceeded.
     

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