Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4 lens not so hot.

Started May 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
Cytokine
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Re: Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4 lens not so hot.
In reply to MisterHairy, May 23, 2013

Firstly at 4 feet and f1.4 the depth of field (FX) is 5/8ths of an inch 15mm in metric. NOt for the inexperienced. Which is why pros love this lens and amateurs are moved to tears.

It is an order of magnitude easier to make a 1.8 lens than a f1.4 lens. the 1.8G lens is a very good lens, that cost circa a 100 dollars to make, The 1.4 G lens cost 5 times more to make, it has better colour clarity better bokeh, and it is 1.4.

Every lens has something it does well the 1.4D is sharper centre and and in the corners at f11 and f22 than the other two and then circa 5.6 it changes into a remarkable portrait lens. The 1.4 is relatively sharp at all stops, the 1.8G is probably sharper at f8, but cant do f1.4. its bokeh is good but not class leading. You pays your money and takes your choice.

John

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