What does the 85mm f1.8 offer apart from portraits?

Started Jun 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
anotherMike
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Re: What does the 85mm f1.8 offer apart from portraits?
In reply to tamasine, Jun 30, 2013

The 85/1.8G AFS lens excels at landscape, and also would be a great choice for theater or live performance. When I ran my usual testing on my 85/1.8G a while back (the 1.8G AFS, NOT the older AF-D which I don't care for so much), the lens actually seems just slightly optimized for sharpness at longer distances - it's hard to find much sharper for landscape use actually. So it's a lens for a lot more than portraits - it's quite general purpose actually.

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