85 f/1.4G vs 105 f/2 DC

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85 f/1.4G vs 105 f/2 DC
Oct 29, 2011

I have D700, 50 f/1.4G, 24-70 2.8G, 70-200 VR2. I am looking for a better portrait lens indoors and outdoors. I did search here and other websites, finding lots of people were praising 105 DC, but at that time, 85 G was not out yet. After 85G was released, some were amazed by it.

According to http://mansurovs.com/nikon-85mm-f1-4g-review/4

85 G is has better optical quality than 70-200 VR2 at 2.8. Anyone has experience on both 85 G and 105 DC ? Or even 135 f/2 DC ? If 105 DC is in the same class as 85 1.4D, I probably would buy 85G, or sacrifice some optical quality but save some money to get Samyang 85 1.4.. Because according to
http://nikonglass.blogspot.com/2010/11/samyang-85mm-f14-ae-part-2.html

it said Nikon 85 1.4D and Samyang 85 1.4 are pretty close, except autofocus.
And the following link even rated Samyang 85 as one of six best portrait lenses

http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/technical-report/1934957/portrait-lenses
Thanks.

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