Nikon 85mm F1.8G I bought into the hype about how sharp it is. and " how its the best and sharpest"

Started Apr 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Shotcents Veteran Member • Posts: 4,472
Such silly stuff!

There are eighteen trillion insanely sharp samples online from the 85mm 1.8 G and most tests can only see itty bitty differences between it and the 1.4 G.

And then some guy posts a bad pic of a hunk of wood and everyone goes "ooohhhh noooo!"

I chose the 85mm 1.8G over the 1.4G. It's a stunning lens for any price. If I thought the 1.4G was better it would be in my kit. I have not tried the Sigma version.

D800 and 85mm 1.8G at 1.8....

If you need more sharpness/acuity than this try a dedicated macro!

He's probably got a bad lens, bad camera or bad something-or-other. The 85 1.8G is hardly hyped. It's simply universally acknowledged as a very fine prime lens.


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