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

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

Oh Lance, Lance

Calm down. You haven't shown any such thing. You have parroted some figures from a website. I am talking from actual experience in using both lenses.

If all one needs to do in order to prove a point is regurgitate some web content, how about I see your photozone reference and raise it by a couple of others:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_Nikkor_85mm_telephoto_lens_comparison/verdict.shtml

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/nikon-af-s-nikkor-85mm-f-1-8g-lens-review-18810

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/nikon-af-s-nikkor-85mm-f-1-4g-interchangeable-lens-review-14783

The ephotozine links may be of particular interest to you. They reflect my own experience. Maybe you have a reason to trust photozone more, but we normally see people decrying their results on here.

The 1.4 lens may be a little sharper in the far corners, but since I'm never going to place the subject in one of those corners, that's pretty irrelevant, I'd say. I suspect that a lot of other portrait shooters would say the same thing, don't you?

I'm happy that you love your 1.4 lens so much that you will leap to its defense with such vim and vigour, but you really don't need to; it's your right and choice to own whatever bits of kit you like. So long as it's the best for you, then that's all that matters. Have you ever tried the 1.8G lens though?

Lance B wrote: "I have shown that that is just simply not true, actually showing that the 85 f.4 beats the 85 f1.8 in just about all respects as far as resolution is concerned according to Photozone's test"

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