85mm 1.4: zeiss, nikon or sony alpha?

Started May 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
jpr2 Forum Pro • Posts: 15,554
Re: nothing wrong,

verybiglebowski wrote:

jpr2 wrote:

verybiglebowski wrote:

I had Sigma 85mm f1.4 for Canon, but wasn't impressed at all, same as with Zeiss 85 f1.4 ZE.  Those two are only two 85mm lenses from my collection that I sold.

Planar's 85/1.4 bokeh is rather harsh and nervous, was it the same with the Sigma?

But nothing special either. When I compared 85' on Canon, Sigma was a good performer, but neither it was sharpest, or had nicest bokeh, great price, build quality or fastest AF. Some results are still on my Flickr .

I believe (if I remember well), that rather ugly bokeh for a portrait lens was my reason to sell it. With Zeiss it was similar, but Zeiss was also rather soft wide open.

I had really bad luck with Sgma lenses until NEX. 19 and 30 are optically really good and that's what matter most to me. (Build quality was  crap however (version 1), but for that money...)

I do wonder what gives it such a very high rating, the only higher standing are from when mounted on d800, which is hardly surprising given... the respective sensor's diffs. in resolution.


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