Does anyone have sample shots of the 85mm f1.4 vs. the 1.8 lens?

Started Nov 16, 2012 | Questions thread
studio311
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Re: Does anyone have sample shots of the 85mm f1.4 vs. the 1.8 lens?
In reply to Cathy1973, Nov 16, 2012

Cathy1973 wrote:

I know you get what you pay for... but I'm looking for a good sample of what the $500 f1.8 lens gets ya vs. $1100 for the 1.4. Can anyone give me a link or show me pictures comparing the shots from these two lenses? I know it's probably been done before but I couldn't find it with a quick search.

I really want the 1.4 - but samples would really help me convince my husband.

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I'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for" ...but the f1.8G is the exception. I had the f1.4G and sold it after using the f1.8G.

Is the f1.4G "better"? Yes, by a whisker. I personally ain't paying an extra $1200 for a whisker more resolution, etc that only shows in lab tests.  I think it's FAR more about bragging rights than IQ. I would strongly urge you to get the f1.8G and put the $$ savings toward another lens.

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