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

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

HomoSapiensWannaBe wrote:

At Imaging EXPO this past January here in Atlanta, the Nikon rep at their booth said that Nikon, Inc. think the 85/1.8G is a better lens than the 85/1.4G.  Only get the 84/1.4 if you just have to have the extra 2/3 stop, and then think long and hard about it.

Somehow, I don't really believe that a Nikon rep speaking as a Nikon rep would say that Nikon believes their 85/1.8G is a better lens than their 85/1.4G. He might be being polite while someone pontificated to him and nodded his head in affirmation, but I don't think he would say such a thing.

Furthermore, I would also doubt a Nikon rep would suggest to only buy the 85 f/1.4G if you have to have an extra 2/3rd stop. That would be extremely simplistic and might only come from the lips of a novice photographer, not the representative of an optics company.

The hyperbole abounds in threads such as this on both sides of a discussion. Play nicely and play fairly.

Take care.

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