Sigma 39 f/1.4 or Nikon 85mm f/1.8??

Started Dec 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
Catallaxy Veteran Member • Posts: 3,724
Re: Not a great portrait lens

I have called the bokeh of the new Nikon 85 f/1.8 G "sterile" or "clinical" before and gotten reamed for it. But that is how I see it. The look does not have that warm, smooth look that some other lenses have. It is fine (but still clinical) from f/1.8 to about f/4, but at f/5.6 and f/8 it looks bad to my eyes.

I like the look of both the Nikon 28 f/1.8 G and the Sigma 30 f.1.4. Both are good lenses. The Sigma has the edge in the bokeh department thought. I sure wish the quality control were better with the Sigma, but it is probably worth it anyway.

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