85mm 1.4d vs sigma 85mm 1.4 vs 85mm 1.8g for D800E?

Started Jul 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
pc168 Senior Member • Posts: 2,275
Re: 85mm 1.4d vs sigma 85mm 1.4 vs 85mm 1.8g for D800E?

The 1.4D is very sharp on my D700 and f1.4 is very usable. However, the AF was sometimes not that reliable (even I was using f5.6, not large apertures). I have no such problem with AF-S lenses. As I'm the kind of person who merely rely on AF, eventually I sold it. As far as AF accuracy and repeatibility are concerned, I would prefer AF-S G lenses. For instance, the 1.8G has pretty high rating.

primeshooter wrote:

Alot of people will say 1.8G however if you are using this mainly for portraiture and like the best bokeh, the 1.4D is the better choice, 1.4G even better of course. I have the 1.4D and for specifically portraiture it is stunning, as is the 135mm f/2. The old 1.4D is sharp on the D800.

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