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

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OP sirhawkeye64 Senior Member • Posts: 3,511
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).

So I had the chance to play around with the 85 Z in the store yesterday for a bit.  I will get this version, but not immediately (as I need to see what taxes look like for next year).  If a deal comes up around the holiday season I may go for it, otherwise I'm going to get it but wait until next year.

My 70-200 can fulfill the task (Although it isn't as fast) but for now it will do until  I get the 85.

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Nikon Z7 Nikon Z6 Fujifilm X-T30 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Tamron 15-30mm F2.8 +16 more
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