Nikon AF-S 58mm f1.4 G vs AF-S 85mm f1.4 G?

Started Mar 3, 2014 | Questions thread
joex256 Junior Member • Posts: 47
Re: Nikon AF-S 58mm f1.4 G vs AF-S 85mm f1.4 G?

I have the 58 and have rented the 85 1.4G. The 58 is more special than just bokeh as others have said. Additionally, it's quite sharp. Overall it makes nicer images than the 85 IMHO. With a D800 you have plenty of pixels to crop from for an 85 effect. You could use the 58 in DX mode (87 mm equiv and 15 MP) and compose with the DX lines in the viewfinder. Its also nice to compose when you can  see what is just outside the frame. I also have the very inexpensive MF Rokinon 85/1.4 and IMHO its bokeh is as good or better than the 85/1.4G albeit not quite as sharp and no AF. The Rokinon is supposedly copied from the 85/1.4 D and is definitely better image wise than the more expensive 85/1.8G which I had and sold.

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Sony RX100 III Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Nikon D800 Sony Alpha a7R II Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED +29 more
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