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    Default minimum differences between a 85mm and 100mm lens?

    hi, I know this sound weired...

    Can I assume that between a 28-85mm and 28-100mm lens. The differences is minimum since only 15mm more?

    I did a search on google, lot of them are base on prime lens. Some say no differences and some say 100mm is better for portrait???

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    Default Re: minimum differences between a 85mm and 100mm lens?

    Well, for primes, I'd agree that there aren't much differences. But with a zoom as a upper limit, there may be some.

    Generally, with most zooms, most would agree that a 3 x of the original factor would be the best, as such you can see most of the better zoom lenses are about there

    17-35
    28-70
    70-200, etc... (at least these are for Nikon range)

    So the more the zoom factor comes up to a higher level, it's generally known that there are certain quality aspects which may be compromised.

    But this is a guide, go try it out yourself, you might not feel the difference on your usage aspect.

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    Default Re: minimum differences between a 85mm and 100mm lens?

    So the more the zoom factor comes up to a higher level, it's generally known that there are certain quality aspects which may be compromised
    thanks zac08!

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