Nikon 85mm 1.4D vs 1.4G

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Big Daddie Contributing Member • Posts: 936
Re: Nikon 85mm 1.4D vs 1.4G

I loved the 85/1.4D but like the 85/1.4G even more.  Now paired with a D800E.

The D does have the colder but "classic" rendering, but the G has a good, colorful, sometimes warm look.  The G handles backlight better and is less susceptible to purple fringing.  And the G is amazingly sharp through to the corners, making it more versatile.  Bokeh is highly subjective but the G is "as good" but in a somewhat different way.

I've found the focusing of the G to be pretty accurate, more so than the D which produced less keepers.  Don't know if it was some slop in the screw drive or what.

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