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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
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Mike Cialowicz
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I think there may be a problem with your copy.
In reply to tektrader, Apr 14, 2013

Either that, or you missed focus. The photo you posted looks very soft, and completely unlike the 85/1.8G that I know and use often.

In short, yes, the lens has some CA issues, but they're easily corrected for. Also, I find that the resolution is higher, and the contrast is better than the "D" version.

Have you tried some real-world stuff with it? I'm very happy with mine, but if yours keeps looking like that, then you may have a bad copy. Here are some examples of what's possible with the 1.8G:

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cialowicz/7444863868/meta/

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cialowicz/7332397330/meta/in/photostream

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cialowicz/7721791578/meta/in/photostream

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cialowicz/7769287560/meta/in/photostream

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