Which 85mm? Head says 1.8G, heart says 1.4D

Started Sep 5, 2016 | Discussions thread
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zucchiniboy Regular Member • Posts: 111
Which 85mm? Head says 1.8G, heart says 1.4D

Hi all,

im debating between 85mm lenses for less than around $600, namely a 1.8g or a used 1.4d. My primary use will be people and street, and it will be paired with a 24mm 1.4g. All the charts and reviews say the 1.8g is sharper edge to edge, supposedly more accurate autofocus, and better contrast. But the 1.4d is supposed to have a really beautiful rendering and amazing bokeh. Going by the metrics it seems like I should spring for the more modern, lighter, and cheaper 1.8g. But going by the way it draws and renders, it seems like I should go for a 1.4d.

Also, I've read conflicting reports as to which one will autofocus faster.

thoughts?

 zucchiniboy's gear list:zucchiniboy's gear list
Nikon D200 Nikon D700 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 +7 more
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