Nikon 50mm f/1.8g not as sharp as Nikon 85mm f/1.8g

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Nikon 50mm f/1.8g not as sharp as Nikon 85mm f/1.8g
Nov 27, 2012

I have both of these lenses & the 50mm isn't as sharp or contrasty as the 85mm. I was under the impression that the 50 was one of the sharpest. I'm comparing these lenses on a tripod mounted D700 using MLU & a cable release & no filters on either lens. Comparing f/stops 1.8 thru f/16. The 85mm is a cut above in terms of image quality. Does anyone else see these same results? I bought both new.

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