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
Stacey_K Veteran Member • Posts: 8,795
Re: Your right

epozar wrote:

Shotcents wrote:

tektrader wrote:

Shotcents wrote:

tektrader wrote:

sandy b wrote:

All of the reviewrs and masses of users are full of crap. We should all ditch the 1.8. Riggghhht.

Ok just so we can be sure of what you mean here. NIKON HAS NEVER MADE A PRODUCT THAT IS FAULTY..... thats what you think?

So you are obviously too lazy to read the entire thread OR your eyes are painted on.......

My copy was/is CRAP and was sent back.

Yes, but the title of this thread says nothing about a BAD COPY. It indicates that someone has bought into the "HYPE" and that the 85mm 1.8G is not as good as everyone else claims.

There is no hype. The 85 1.8G is my top pick at 85mm above all others. I know some people who prefer the 1.4G or the 1.4D, but no professional that I've met doesn't think they're all very good.


Robert, I didnt have 5 lenses to play with. I HAD ONE. Which shouldnt have been shipped out.

The only opinion I can form is with the brand new copy I had in hand. If it is this easy for Nikon to ship an absolute POS through its factory how many people who are not critical have been stiffed with a poor one. IMO I dont think its too much to expect to buy a new product that reaches the heights OF THE HYPE.......... D800 anyone?   Luckily, mine is fanstastic.

I havent seen this as a great lens yet, therefore the title is correct. BUT I am happy to be proved wrong via this thread which was the whole point. Stupid posts like the one above prove NOTHING.

I asked for examples from good copies, Not a verbal slapping bordering on calling me an idiot.

Since every review of the 85mm 1.8G is generally excellent and many users compare it to the 1.4G or 1.4D you should have realized that your copy was flawed.

Instead, with just a single lens sample, your thread title questions everyone else, reviewers and photographers alike. The lens has been out long enough that we all know what it can do. The performance parameters are nicely documented and generally agreed upon.

But your title essentially degrades all of this by classifying it as "hype" and ignores evidence. It's not like there isn't thousands of samples online showing what the lens can do. It seems your choice of thread titles was born out of frustration, so you've gotten some replies in kind.

I do hope you get a good copy. I know quite a few people using the lens and it's very popular for its performance.



Let's see here... again not focused correctly..

Emil Pozar,

It's not like this is hard to fix... Almost every fast lens on the planet used wide open show this "fault". Likely why you returned 2 different fast lenses thinking they were all bad. Plus not being in focus, which is critical for a fast lens, will ruin a picture. Almost anyone using sloppy techniques can get decent looking images with a slow lens.

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