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9.8 out of 10

Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S NIKKOR

Fast, medium telephoto lens with SWM and Nano Crystal Coat. Fa Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S NIKKOR

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Overall 4

Did not live up to positive reviews

MO, B&H Photo
26 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I have read all the reviews and talked with other photographers about this lens being the "money maker" but when it comes time to deliver, it does not. The slow focus in low light situations, common in weddings and during "magic hour" light, it failed to deliver sharp focus images. A photographer I shoot with uses my images from the fast/sharp focusing 70-200 as a crutch during these scenarios. However, when it does focus, the images are beautiful.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow focus
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Overall 4

Great lens, just not on the D800/E

SJ Goldsworthy "sgoldswo", Amazon
3 June 2013
  • Summary: The problem I had with this lens (on my D800E) is softness and CA at wide apertures (there is also a more minor issue of focus being hesitant). Stop it down to F2.8 and the problem is gone and the rendering of the lens is excellent. Unfortunately you don't buy a lens like this to be soft wide open. If I wanted a F2.8 lens I wouldn't have bought this in the first place.
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Overall 4

Deutlich mehr erwartet

LHMF, Amazon
14 October 2013
  • Summary: An der D800 von Nikon gab es Probleme hinsichtlich der Schärfe und der AF-Geanuigkeit. Bei offener Blende (1.4) und Einstellung Unendlich ergab sich bei meiner D800 eine Schärfekorrektur von +12. Das wäre noch in Ordnung gewesen, doch ab zwei Meter und darunter war die Korrektur nicht mehr vollständig durchführbar, da die man ein Korrekturwert über +20 gebraucht hätte. (Meine D800 leidet übrigens nicht unter dem linken AF-Problem.
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