f/1.4 v f/1.8??

Started Jan 1, 2014 | Questions thread
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f/1.4 v f/1.8??

Can anyone explain why an 85mm f/1.4 Nikon is $1600 and the f/1.8 is $500??  Isn't the difference only like 1/2 a stop of light?  Does it make that much of a difference?

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Nikon D610 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR +5 more
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