Nikon 85mm F1.8G I bought into the hype about how sharp it is. and " how its the best and sharpest"

Started Apr 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
brightcolours
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That loCA is normal.
In reply to tektrader, Apr 7, 2013

tektrader wrote:

Well i finally got around to buying one after I sent back the Samyang.

Whats the deal wiith the CA ???

That is normal with this lens. The AF-S 85mm f1.8 G has strong LoCA. As do most other big aperture lenses, by the way. LoCA is CA which shows up in OOF areas, one colour towards the back (usually green) and one towards the front (usually magenta).

It also doesnt seem that sharp.

I can't tell if it is  not sharp with this shot, and if not, why not. Try a normal target (person?) to judge it it has a sharpness problem (due to misalignment, of focus inaccuracy).

I microfocus adjusted it today. Really its isnt that good.

Is my copy a dud? look at the photo and click look at it at 100%. The phot is a 60% crop, the focus point is the on the edge of the wood toward the right. Look at all the green CA on the left.................... and its red to the right (which was cropped off)

Totally normal LoCA for this lens.

Is this lens a BAD copy ????????????

No, concerning the CA. Very normal. Can't judge the sharpness, you have to make better test shots for that.

The Lens Align Ruler looks horrible, indistinct focus point at F1.8 and CA in both directions each side of the fuzzy focus point. I am really bummed by this.

Can you show images which show the unsharpness better? This lens should be quite sharp wide open.

Can someone post some 100% crops so I can see what their copy is like?

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