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

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Re: Nikon 85mm F1.8G I bought into the hype about how sharp it is. and
In reply to clarnibass, Apr 10, 2013

Most people have not tested both lenses, side by side or they read stuff online and make a choice based on that.

Having tested both on my D800...

1.4G = best bokeh, slightly superior micro-contrast wide open

1.8G = best sharpness, slightly faster AF

I find the rendering of the 1.8G more realistic, the ideal street lens. Again, disregarding the cost difference, for my needs the 1.8G is superior because I do a lot of candid work. The extra sharpness and AF speed is a bigger advantage to me and I'm just lucky that the lens happens to be such a bargain.

Robert

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