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

GS2000 wrote:

he he... No way I would trade my 85/1.4D... not for the 85/1.8G nor any glass !

It's just the one I love the most.....

Yes it has that effect, I love mine and I have only had it a short time.

My all-new Zigi 35/1.4 is also sweeeeeeet, but no way near my 1.4D.....

There is so much rubbish talked about this 85 1.4 D lens in comparison to the 1.8 versions, and cheap 1.4 lenses. Having read many reviews the real difference is as follows:

1) At all relevant apertures while the 1.8 will produce blurred outlines of objects, the 1.4 will blur everything in a very small distance.

2) At f1.4 the centre for portraits is perfect,  not too sharp not too blurred, just right every time, no need for processing.

3) At f5.6 it is very sharp but some how always draws the eyes to the centre of the image.

4) The colour balance is spot on as Nikon claim.

This lens is dam nearly perfect for its applications, a great legacy lens from Nikon's Mr. Oshita probably their greatest lens designer.

Its design is also an interesting play on the relationship between contrast and sharpness and how they interrelate.

The design also balances lower coma aberration and attractive bokeh.

In other words if you tried to improove this lens you would probably ruin its qualities

You can read more here:http://imaging.nikon.com/history/nikkor/41/index.htm

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