How sharp is the nikon 85mm 1.8g at 1.8 ?

Started Apr 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
Michael Siemon Regular Member • Posts: 470
Re: How sharp is the nikon 85mm 1.8g at 1.8 ?

michael1234 wrote:

Its been out so I am looking at some unbiased report of how sharp is it at the wide end and stopping down to the sharpest aperture. Thanks!

According to the MTF tables, it is very close to the Zeiss 100 f/2 Planar wide open (about 97% of the Zeiss in the center but as good towards the edges), and continues to vie with it through f/5.6 which is about the best aperture for both. Interestingly, the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 seems to be a noticeably better from about f/4,
though the f/1.8 is better than the f/1.4 at f/2 off-center.
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