Nikon 85mm f1.8 D or G

Started Jan 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
martinch
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Re: Nikon 85mm f1.8 D or G
In reply to Dave Thompson, Jan 9, 2013

Dave Thompson wrote:

Thanks for all the replies some useful info. My lens range is 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 105 macro, 35 f2 and 50 1.8G I have most situations covered but the 85 does seem like a nice standard.....

Well, only you can decide if you need the 85mm focal length (rough guess - set the 70-200mm to 85mm and see if you prefer the working distance, etc, to the 50mm and 105mm).

However, the 85mm f/1.8G is very nice - I nearly got the D a couple of times, but didn't as I didn't like the obviously polygonal bokeh stopped down a bit, or the sharpness at f/1.8 - I find the G much better in both respects.

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