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
martinch Veteran Member • Posts: 3,054
Re: The old 85 AF-D was just about that sharp (at least at f1.8)

Liviu Namolovan wrote:

Had the same problem with the previous 85mm f1.8. Sharp?! Not even close!!! I think they have an unacceptable percent of quality control issues.

My 85mm f/1.8G is very very good ... however, my D300 can't quite focus it correctly - focussing at f/1.8-f/2.5 reveals what looks like a slight tendency to front focus in my D300 (absolutely fine when using Live View or when on my D200, though, and my 50mm f/1.4 seems to be doing the same thing wide open - I've never shot them really wide, it and all my other lenses are fine at f/2.8, and a -5 focus adjustment covers it).  Don't know if that might be the culprit..?

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