Very disappointed at the nikon 85mm 1.8G

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Mr Fus New Member • Posts: 17
Very disappointed at the nikon 85mm 1.8G

I had the previous sigma 85mm 1.4 (not the art version) which I sold since I had issues with always nailing the focus. Basically my keep rate was not bad but not perfect. Now that I have a toddler need something that can nail the focus faster.

However I was very happy with the image quality of this lens. Lots of pics in our house come from this lens.

To replace it i bought the Nikon 85mm 1.8G. This lens is very sharp, even wide open. However we are very unhappy about the rather unflattering skin tones, bokeh quality and lack of pop.

Do I get a sigma Art 85mm and go back to dealing with a not ideal keep rate? Do I for the nikon 85mm 1.4? very expensive and I hate CA. The 85mm does have horrible CA.

I am also shooting with a D600. I wonder if the stepping up to D850 will increase keep rate with moving subjects.

Nikon D600 Nikon D850
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