Nikon 50mm f/1.8g not as sharp as Nikon 85mm f/1.8g

Started Nov 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
Illumina Regular Member • Posts: 110
Re: Nikon 50mm f/1.8g not as sharp as Nikon 85mm f/1.8g

jhinkey wrote:

ata3001 wrote:

I have both of these lenses & the 50mm isn't as sharp or contrasty as the 85mm. I was under the impression that the 50 was one of the sharpest. I'm comparing these lenses on a tripod mounted D700 using MLU & a cable release & no filters on either lens. Comparing f/stops 1.8 thru f/16. The 85mm is a cut above in terms of image quality. Does anyone else see these same results? I bought both new.

When I first got my 50/1.8G I thought it was a bit of a dud, but then I applied some AF fine tune on my D800 and I have nothing but praise - wide open or stopped down I could not ask for anything sharper. Very satisfied and I'm a sharpness freak.


same experience here.. after i did af fine tune, it's sharp and contrasty

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