Nikkor 85/1.4g an expensive dog on the D800?

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Nikkor 85/1.4g an expensive dog on the D800?
Jul 16, 2012

Lloyd Chambers has just published a comparative study (lots of great photos for subscribers) of the 85/1.4g and new 85/1.8g. The results clearly indicate that the 85/1.8g is superior at f2 and up. At just two-thirds the price of its older brother, the 85/1.8g is a real steal. Very hard to justify the additional $1,000 needed to purchase the slightly-faster-but-more-poorly-performing 85/1.4g. Lloyd's test underscores what others (e.g., Ming Thein) have been saying about the performance of the 1.4 and 1.8 versions of this lens on the D800/e. Focus shift is the culprit. I've had mine for more than a year - time to sell?

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