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Old August 20th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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if not canon 85mm what?

I read really good things about the canon 85mm 1.8..but believe it or not I'm thinking maybe need to find something cheaper.

Its complicated...Credit card from this Country have a $400 limit....
(try to guess the Country it might be fun) and since the cheaper imported version is out of stock I'm left with the $400 and wont fit my wife's CC.

Besides that...is there a similar/equal quality non canon 85mm that you will recommend.
or as a matter of fact...any necesary affordable lens for wedd photo. I dig the 1.8 for dark interiors.


Mostly for wedding photography...my wife...I do the video..

I'm shipping to NY where I'll be going soon.

Thanks a lot.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #2
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Maybe you can find a used one. For instance, KEH has one with a UG (ugly) rating for $144 right now. My son bought a Nikon Ai 200/4 in UG condition for $35 last year, and there's nothing wrong with it. I bought my 85/1.8 in top condition with the box for $300 through craigslist.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #3
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I bought a Contax 85/1.4 and an adapter ring off ebay and love it. Amazing lens. No autofocus though.

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Old August 20th, 2009, 09:14 PM   #4
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if canon 5d take manual lens

Tamron 90mm 2.5 macro of the 80s
canon 85mm 1.8 SSC from the 70s
canon 85mm 1.8 FD from 80s
nikon 135mm 2.8 serie E
nikon 135mm 2 ais but cost more $
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Old August 20th, 2009, 10:07 PM   #5
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rather have auto focus

Thanks for suggestions

I need the autofocus option thou..
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