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Old 03-05-2013, 11:24 PM   #10327
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Originally Posted by DNut View Post
I guess that cheating is the wrong word. I meant it more in that I'll shoot at 200-300mm wide open (Which is f/5.6) since I don't have a fast lens longer than 50mm. If I had an 85mm prime or similar, I'd love to do a comparison sometime.
Originally Posted by INKMAN View Post
I love the look I get from my 85 f/1.8. I would like to do a comparison between my new 70-200 f/4 though.
Just remember that it's pretty rare for even the most expensive lenses to have the best sharpness wide open. Thus, while your DOF will be razor thin wide open on a 85mm É1.8, the overall sharpness will be a little better if you stop down a bit (I personally like using É2.2 or É2.5 on that lens).
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