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
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Shotcents Senior Member • Posts: 4,472
Re: Wait a Minute!!

tektrader wrote:

Thanks Robert, Helpful photos.

I packed the lens up to send back, and will have a better look at the camera. You are of course correct, the answer lies in one or the other.

My D800 edge focus was perfect out of the box thank goodness. Will examine my options now.

I would expect perfect focus in live view which didn't happen in live view with the Nikon 85

No worries.

Do let us know how your 2nd copy looks.

BTW, my 85mm 1.8G has less CA than I expected (less than the 1.4G at 1.8). I assume I got a good copy. On the other hand, my 50mm 1.8G is sharp, but more CA when wide open.

You win a few, you lose a few.


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