85mm f1.8G vs 1.8D - focus speed?

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John Kemp
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85mm f1.8G vs 1.8D - focus speed?
Mar 13, 2013

Anyone else noticed that the new 85mm f1.8g  lens is slower than the old 1.8D ?

I am probably not going to keep it even though I've not shot any serious frames with it for my work. I've just shot tests on receiving it recently.

I am baffled that newer technologies are not better than old on lens focus speed on this  model. I have heard similar mutterings about other new improved Nikon lenses.

Any comments on your findings?

John

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