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

Started May 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Something interesting

MisterHairy wrote:

On that I agree wholeheartedly. FWIW, on my other D800E, I see the opposite behaviour in terms of shutter speed, with the 1.4 lens getting a consistently faster speed.

For what it's worth, here's another pair of image centres at f/2 with a longer subject distance. Still no slaying. In fact, I couldn't really pick between them. I need to redo some human subjects as it is totally inappropriate for me to distribute any of the "test" shots from yesterday. More's the pity, but I'd get shot.

I can see more detail in the wood detail on the right, in the 1.4 also there is marginally more blurring on the right hand side photo. Odd that the cameras should perform differently. Larger lenses have more spherical aberration that shows more as the lens is opened up.

I love good bokeh, I think if they had put a nine blade aperture in the 1.8G it would have been closer still, but the aberration caused by the wide lens also contributes to bokeh.

The blossoms I posted recently


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