If you already have the 85 1.4D would you trade 'down' for the 1.8G + cash for other lenses?

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Rich Rosen Senior Member • Posts: 1,953
Re: If you already have the 85 1.4D would you trade 'down' for the 1.8G + cash for other lenses?

amagbanua wrote:

I use my 85mm 1.4D mostly for portraits and my son's baseball games.  My exifs show I'm mostly in the F2 on up aperture range.  The 1.8G looks to be sharper than the 1.4D.  Seeing that the 85mm 1.4D still commands a decent price, would I be giving up much other than aperture for trading in for the 1.8G?  Thanks in advance!

BTW, the lens is being used on a D700/800E

Good question! I have the 1.4 d and had given the move to the 1.8g some consideration. But now that the Nikon Lens rebate is over (almost), I am going to hold off.

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