105mm 1.4E vs Canon 85mm 1.2L

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ExpatSooner New Member • Posts: 23
Re: 105mm 1.4E vs Canon 85mm 1.2L

You should go for the 105. The 85 1.2 was first released in 1989. There’s been so many advances in lens design, coatings and technology since 1989 that I can’t understand why anyone would choose it now except for the 1.2 aperture. Sure it makes great images but 30 year old design is still 30 years old.

I had the Nikkor 85 1.4g and ordered the 105 as soon as it was announced. After a couple of days shooting the 105 I boxed up my 85 and sold it. I loved my 85 but the 105 is such a dramatic change in image quality that it had to go.

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