Nikon Z 85mm 1.8 S vs 1.8G F-mount (optics)

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Leonard Migliore
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Re: Nikon Z 85mm 1.8 S vs 1.8G F-mount (optics)

sirhawkeye64 wrote:

I'm sure this has been discussed to death but was wondering what people thought about the new Z 85mm compared to the F-mount version?

I'm looking to get one, but I Know the older 85mm 1.8 is about half the price of a Z version right now (using the FTZ doesn't bother me that much so I'd be OK with the older one if the optics are similar).

Thoughts? (I'm doing this as a way to not have to carry around my 70-200 all the time, and in particular, when I'm working in a static environment, like a studio).

I have the 85mm f/1.8G lens on my D750. I like it. It's not, however, perfect. It has some flare and some chromatic aberration. It's nice and sharp at f/8, but that's not a heroic feat. The bokeh is neutral, which is better than what I get out of the 50mm f/1.8G.

From what I read, the Z lens is better.

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