Nikon 85mm 1.8G vs 1.4D - Contrast, Sharpness, Bokeh Side by Side Tests

Started Apr 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
Cultured Woman
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Re: Nikon 85mm 1.8G vs 1.4D - Contrast, Sharpness, Bokeh Side by Side Tests
In reply to sting, Apr 5, 2012

Was shooting aperture priority. There can be shot to shot slight differences in exposure in this mode. Though didn't notice anything I can definitely attribute to anything.

Interesting thing you mention about the moving target focus... I didn't really notice any speed difference in focus between the 1.4D and the 1.8G in my tests (focus out, autofocus close, focus close, autofocus out, see how long it takes... too long)... They are both too slow for fast moving targets, me thinks... I prefer the 70-200 2.8 VR2...

If the 1.4G focuses fast... that could be a reason to buy it, for someone needing that focal length only... Thought, I'd probably still go 70-200 for fast focus, as things moving fast, often require fast reframing... ie zooming...

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