Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4 lens not so hot.

Started May 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
brentsp Regular Member • Posts: 108
Re: Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4 lens not so hot.

ken6217 wrote:

Don't beat him up. I just received my 1.4g today. This is my first prime in like 25 years. I was about to post and ask why I cannot get a clear image at 1.4 on my camera and then I saw this thread.

I am not a pro, but I cant understand why I can't get a clear image at 1.4 on my D800E? At 1/2000 it certainly isn't camera shake. I'm just taking a picture of my son.

I am hugely disappointed. It could be operator error but I don't see how it could be. I take the same picture at 2.8 on my 24-70 and it is crystal clear.


I have the 85/1.4G and use to own the 1.8G.  There is no comparison, the 1.4G is sharper, bokeh is creamier and more desirable. Wide open 1.8 vs 1.4 they are really close in sharpness giving the edge to the 1.8 but after that the 1.4 edges it out, especially in the center. compare both.  Go to sharpness and then field map.....its all there. BTW  I use a D700 and have yet found a replacement for it.  D3x is what I'd like to go with but that's another topic

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