D800 Portrait Lens Battle!

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PhotoKaz
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Re: D800 Portrait Lens Battle!
In reply to tektrader, 9 months ago

tektrader wrote:

Good post Robert, ")

Your results mirror mine with regards the 70-200 and the Nikon 85mm 1,8. I also had the Samyang 85mm 1.4 as well.

The Nikon 85mm for me was underwhelming, poor chromatic aberration performance and inaccurate auto focus, The Samyang had more character and way better Bokeh. It also just had Something as regards colour that was very nice.

But at the end of the day the 70-200 was very very good in terms of sharpness really wasnt any worse than the other 2 even when used at F2.8.

I sent the 2 primes back and kept the zoom. I have been thinking a Zeiss may be on the horizon for portraits.

Maybe you got a bad copy?  I just picked up the 85mm f/1.8G and it's working great on my D800.  I don't see any significant CA, it focuses well (accurate but not terribly fast), images are very sharp with great bokeh.  A good buy for $500.

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