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
tektrader
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Re: My 85mm f1.8G lens
In reply to tektrader, Apr 8, 2013

Here is a version shot in Live view so there is no microfocus  misadjustment  question.

Still looks rubbish at 100% and really doesn't look much better at F2.8 either. Even the focus point which is on the bridge of his nose in Live View is peppered with CA.

BTW I didn't say THE lens is crap. JUST MY COPY SEEMS TO BE CRAP. All I need is confirmation I am right. So don't go on about my pce of wood photo, when all I want is PQ like your crop of your boys eye.

Is this paticular lens garbage or not?  Opinions please?

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