Rated 5 out of
Perfect low-light portrait lens"If you're like me and you're the photographer of the family, you never find yourself in your photos. Unfortunately, this lens won't help change that. The low-light performance of this fast f/1.4 lens, mixed with it's 85mm focal length make it an excellent performer on both full frame FX cameras, as well as on crop sensor DX models (127mm equivalent focal length). It makes you want to shoot. Focusing performance is not as fast as the 50mm f/1.4, but by no means is it slow. This lens works equally well when shooting video. The focus ring is large and rotates smoothly giving you very nice transitions when focusing from one subject to another. It's now my go-to all around lens for everyday shooting."
Date published: 2012-03-14
Rated 4 out of
Nice prime for portraits"Balances wonderfully with a D600. Bokeh is excellent for portraits, flowers, etc. However, I prefer the more versatile and extremely sharp 24-70 2.8 for landscape and street photography. If I had to do it all over again I would probably opt for the 70-200 2.8 instead for it's versatility, as you pay a pretty hefty price for the that little bit of extra creamy bokeh."