Nikon 85mm 1.8G and focus shift

Started Dec 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
BobVell Regular Member • Posts: 223
Re: 85/1.8G is fine for landscape, actually slightly optimized for distance

kiirokurisu wrote:

I have to revise my earlier statements - the bad images at f10 were caused by a dodgy ND filter I now recall. Take that out of my earlier post and you have a lens that is plenty sharp at all distances and landscape-use apertures and no noticeable focus shift. A real bargain at $400 US.

This agrees with my experience. For the money, it is an excellent lens (can't justify the additional $1000 for the f/1.4). I have not noticed any focus shift; most of my shots were of medium to long-distances. Super sharp (usually shooting around f/5.6-f/8, but I have a couple at f/1.8 that are strikingly sharp).

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