Nikon 85 1.4 OR 85 1.8

Started Mar 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
fabgo Senior Member • Posts: 1,300
Re: Nikon 85 1.4 OR 85 1.8

SJShooter wrote:

Another thing to consider that hasn't been mentioned: re-sale value. Pro lenses hold their value much better. The 85mm 1.8 is a consumer-grade lens that will always be produced and available, so I think you $500 lens shrinks to $350 at least the moment you walk out the door. Meanwhile, I still see the 1.4d selling for a fantastic percentage of original cost.

That's a silly argument. I bet the 85/1.4 drops $150 in value the moment you walk out the door, too. In actual dollars the 85/1.8 will hold it's value much better than the 85/1.4. After all, you can only lose $500 on your 85/1.8 purchase.

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