Nikon 85mm f1.8g vs Rokinon 85mm f1.4

Started Jul 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
PhotogT39 New Member • Posts: 8
Nikon 85mm f1.8g vs Rokinon 85mm f1.4

I am trying to decide between the new Nikon 85mm f1.8g and the Rokinon 85mm f1.4 lenses on a D5100 or D300 for application to non-studio handheld portraiture work. The tradeoff seems to be f1.4 vs f1.8 and manual vs auto focus. While I would prefer opening to f1.4, I am concerned that I might lose shots due to the extra time involved in manually focusing. For this application, how significant is the difference between f1.4 and f1.8? What think ye in this matter?

 PhotogT39's gear list:PhotogT39's gear list
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon D300 Nikon D5100
If you believe there are incorrect tags, please send us this post using our feedback form.
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow