If you already have the 85 1.4D would you trade 'down' for the 1.8G + cash for other lenses?

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Emil Varadi
Emil Varadi Senior Member • Posts: 1,314
Re: No.

Shotcents wrote:

The 1.4D is STILL among the best lenses for portraits when you're looking for that flattering dreaming type of look. It's a unique type of rendering not shared by the newest G lenses, both of which are harder and more analytical.

The 1.4G is terrific and produces the best bokeh, easily on par with the older version. It's also sharper with superior micro contrast. The downside is it's unrelenting resolution is less flattering and there's something cold about it compared to the 1.4D.

Makes me want to buy my old 85/1.4 D back.

Oh well, you cannot go to two different directions at the same time...

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Ricoh GR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 +1 more
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