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
joejack951
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Re: If you already have the 85 1.4D would you trade 'down' for the 1.8G + cash for other lenses?
In reply to SharpGlass, Apr 2, 2013

SharpGlass wrote:

Besides a losing afantastic bokeh rendered on 9 blade aperature vs. 7 on the f1.8G, you also lose pro build quality and dust & weather proofing.

While I love the 85/1.4D having used it as a loaner from a friend for a few months, as far as I know it has no dust or weather proofing. For sure, it has no dust seal at the lens mount like most of the "G" lenses do. The build quality is quite nice if you are the type to appreciate an all-metal body and lens hood. It really stands out from any of the newer lenses and looks more appropriate next to the AF-S D zooms like the 17-35/2.8, 28-70/2.8, and 80-200/2.8 AF-S all of which share the same exterior finish and look.

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