The "compression" from the 200 is exactly the same as the compression from the 85 if shot from the same place, to get the same framing then just crop the 85 shot. The 200 f2 will give you narrower dof than the 85 when wide open at the same subject distance, and give you more pixels on target, but so does a 200 f2.8.
Not saying the 200 f2 isn't an awesome lens, just pointing out that lenses do not make "compression" that is perspective, and perspective is made by position alone.
I don't get that, a telephoto compresses the subject and background more than a wider lens, no? A tree in the background seem closer to the subject with a tele than with a wide angle. I thought that the compression of the subject and perspective has very much to do with the focal length?
The persepctive to me, wouldn't look the same with the 85 shot closer, but maybe I just don't get you meant..
If you make the shot from exactly the same position with the two lenses and crop the 85 image to match the 200 image, they would look exactly the same. But if you move in closer to the subject with the 85, to get exactly the same framing, the perspective would be wider with the 85.
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