Sigma 85mm f1.4 hsm or Nikon 85mm f1.8 g

Started Jul 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
Nikkorforever
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Re: Sigma 85mm f1.4 hsm or Nikon 85mm f1.8 g
In reply to agc1976, Jul 26, 2012

agc1976 wrote:

Nikkorforever wrote:

agc1976 wrote:

I own the Sigma and a friend owns the 1.8G. The 1.8G is slightly sharper but the Sigma at f1.4 is sharper than the Nikon 105mm VR at F2.8 (portrait distance).

How did you compare it? was it done by careful focus confirmation and with a tripod? Your claims doesn't hold water if comparisons are not done that way. On the 105 VR case, focus accuracy plays a big role on the softness based on my experience..

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Cheers, Reza

We compared shooting full body, half length and head and shoulder portraits in good light. I believe it's much better than the so called "controlled" tests since it will better resemble real life results.

The 105VR was not mine. My brother bought it used and may have been a bad copy but the Sigma was noticeably sharper (both wide open at portrait distances).

No problem, but you're more like testing focus accuracy of each lens not their absolute sharpness..

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Cheers, Reza

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