Nikon 85mm 1.4D vs 1.4G

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Shotcents Veteran Member • Posts: 4,472
Re: Nikon 85mm 1.4D vs 1.4G

I've had them all, except the Sigma.

The 1.4D and 1.4G are very good wide open, but I actually prefer the 1.8G to ANY of the 85mm choices.

The rendering of the 1.8G is uniquely real, unflinchingly sharp and unmatched in it's honest view. There is something ever-so-slightly dreamy in the rendition of the 1.4G that does not work for me, though I admit in most test shots I did I would be hard pressed to see ANY difference. Occasionally stumble upon a "winner" always to find it was the 1.8G that had been used. Some have said that the 1.8G is more sterile, but I think that is exactly what I see: An image that is less molested by the optics and a more pure transmission of color and detail.

The 1.4G is the bokeh king, but don't forget that the 1.8G also has great bokeh.

Forgetting the cost I prefer the 1.8G over the 1.4G. It also focuses a bit faster, which translates to a greater hit % when wide open.

Just another opinion!


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