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On 10/26/2018 at 6:50 PM, kalforever said:

Thank you all for the advice. I took advantage of the 10% off on Ebay yesterday and decided to go for the 55mm! I'm so excited and eager to go outside and test this lens.

The deal was so good that there's some cash left. I don't know if go for the 85mm 1.8 or wait some time to use the 55mm broadly and see if this accommodates to my portraits needs. 

What do you guys say? to invest in the 85mm this Black Friday or keep saving for a general purpose zoom lens like the 24-105mm f4 or even the Tamron 28-75 f2.8?


  Sony Cameras, work best, with Sony  &  Zeiss  lenses.

I would forget the Tamron !  

I had the  Sony  G master 24 -70  f2.8 , and as soon as the  non master  24 - 105 came out, I swapped, due to sharpness & versatility of the  24 - 105.  

The Sony 85 mm, is a cracking   good lens, but , with limitations.

Do not rush out, to buy the  85mm, until, you have got used to the  55 mm !

Use it for at least a month, then ask,    is this me ?     Or do I need something  else ?

Lets  say.. You buy  3 different  lenses..... then go taking pictures...... inevitably, you will run into a situation, where you suddenly want a different  lens, on the camera ! 

However, while doing so...  

The Jackdaw jumps from between the antlers, onto the deers  back, which  makes for a much less interesting  photo !

Good luck, with whatever you decide.


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