As a beginner and enthusiastic photographer , if you don't mind I ask you the difference bertween 2,8/100mm Macro and 1,8/85mm , that because I like to do macro pictures ...So if you said that are almost the same for architecture outdoors I will buy the second one .
The 85mm is a very good lens at a reasonable price. IÂ´ts as good as the very expensive 1.2 - but if you need the speed . . The 100mm Macro also is very fine - not just for the price.
Basically theyÂ´re both very good for architecture - if you donÂ´t need the higher pixel-amount with a 105mm take the 85. If you want to do macos also, take the 100mm Macro - itÂ´s very fine for non-macro also. And itÂ´s a good lens for closeup portraits with blurred backgrounds.
My personal strategy is to use manual Nikon lenses wherever i can. TheyÂ´re fantastic - no distortions, no visible CA. And no EXIFs . .
For architectural stitches i prefer to use a Nikon 2,8/35mm Ais - razorsharp @f8/11, no CAs, no distortions. Perfect lens for stitching with fullframes - DX anyway - and you never get in trouble with DOF.
But: no EXIFs (i donÂ´t need them anyway, APG does very fine without).