New AF-S 85 mm 1:1.8G or old AF 85mm 1.8D?

Started Jan 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
JakeB Contributing Member • Posts: 855
Re: New AF-S 85 mm 1:1.8G or old AF 85mm 1.8D?

Simply put, P, if you buy now you'll kick yourself if the new 1.8G comes out and blows away the 1.8D, which it certainly should. (It would be a disaster for Nikon to release a lens which is not as good as the 1.8D, so it's unlikely this is going to happen).

What's a couple of months for what should be a better lens?

On the other hand, if you absolutely need the lens now, then the answer is clear.

polle55 wrote:


I have a D90 and would like to buy a portrait lens.
Would you think it´s better to wait till march for the new AF-S 85 mm 1:1.8G
or do you think the old AF 85mm 1.8D does quite the the job?
The prize is about the same.


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