Nikon 1.8g's vs Sigma 1.4 Art Series

Started Aug 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
thelenspainter Senior Member • Posts: 1,891
Re: Am I the only one who feels this way?

draculr wrote:

Hey with the 28 1.8g, I've read in a few reviews that the focus ring has some "slack" in it? That you can move it around 2mm before anything happens.

Can you comment on how accurate the focus ring is compared to the 85 1.8g?

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The rumor is true... the 28mm has a bit of slack in the focus ring while the 85 is nice and tight. There is a slight rattle if you shake the 28mm which I think is probably related. These two things are what, I think, contributes to the impression of 'cheapness' sometimes ascribed to the 28mm. The two lenses actually weigh about the same, but because of the nice taught focus ring the 85mm gives an impression of better quality.

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Nikon D5600 Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-P 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR +1 more
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