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
just Tony Senior Member • Posts: 1,869
Re: Triangles vs. points of light

nathantw wrote:

However, I did tests myself and the lights were pretty round (not perfect though). The magenta cast was removable in ViewNX2 that I use.

Keep in mind that the examples I posted are just a step away from pixel peeping. The lights would look close enough to pinpoints in an 8x12" print, and for anyone shooting a D3 or D700 the lower sensor resolution is even more insurance. I think that the vast majority of f.1.4 lenses are put to shame in the corners by this one so I'm not knocking it.

But still, edge to edge pinpoints on a field of stars in the D800 is a real challenge. Great lenses can accomplish that at f/5.6. Absolutely amazing lenses are pretty much there at f/4. I haven't seen one yet that does it at f/2.8 but I haven't given up hope.

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