bkklein

bkklein

Joined on Feb 13, 2011

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On Nikon launches AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G article (136 comments in total)
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Herman Roote: Nice lens for the price, I thinks it's too long for indoor portrait shooting, unless you have a large studio.

I'm only speaking for the DX users like myself, I find the 50mm 1.8 in plenty long enough.

I hope the 7 rounded blades and newer optical formula on the G version will be a better combo than on the D version. I dunno about anyone else but the bokeh and depth of field on my D version was atrocious....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2012 at 05:18 UTC
On Nikon launches AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G article (136 comments in total)
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olyflyer: Very nice. It will probably be my next lens. Too bad it has no VR which would have improved it even more but I like internal focus lenses so it will probably end up in my bag once it becomes available.

yeah the lens looks very nice, but I doubt VR is gonna be useful for such a wide aperture. It would add size/weight/price to the lens that not everyone could justify.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2012 at 05:12 UTC
On Nikon launches AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G article (136 comments in total)
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LJohnK2: no VR :( ....at 85mm w/o VR I'm not sure how useful this will be in low light on a DX body.....min shutter speed of 1/130 ?

VR is kind of a gimmick to get you to buy slower lenses, with the exception of heavy lenses with a longer focal length. Unless you arent using a high aperture, you wont need it. If you shake a lot, a monopod or tripod works. Honestly that is not a slow lens speed either. I take pics at slower speeds just fine. But for the intended use of this lens and its aperture it will be plenty fast enough without the need for VR.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 16:14 UTC
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