Reviews and Problems with Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S NIKKOR
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Review Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
Charlyne, B&H Photo
19 November 2013
Excerpt: I'm using this lens for shooting people. It's an amazing lens in studio but also outside. The depth of field is just incredible and beautiful. The quality of the picture increase so much. I just got it so I'm still discovering it.
Excerpt: I own the manual focus version but longed for the AF-S version for night time street scene shots.<br /><br /> I have to say I was a bit disappointed by this version. First, it has horrendous axial chromatic aberrations. Now I'm not sure if an ED version could ameliorate this, but I though for the huge price upgrade from the manual to the AF-D and now more so to the AF-S version, Nikon could have addressed this.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Focus, Floating Focus, Inner Construction, Lightweight, Very Sharp At 56
Cons: Bad Axial Ca, Bulky, Design Appears Outdated, Expensive, No Ed Elements, Poor Outer Construction
Excerpt: This lens is very good but sometimes it just miss and doesn't Auto focus. I purchased this lens hoping to see some incredible images while using a tripod. <br /><br />Once I noticed that the auto focus stop working and I had to reset the AF/MF switch, I knew something was wrong. So, I asked the rep at B&H to try it out and guest what? It happened again. It just kept firing blurry images one after the other. IT would not focus.
Excerpt: If I could give this lens a 4.5 rating I would. Lack of the full 5 because its lack of sharpness when at 1.4 (but this is me being unfair as no lens is perfectly sharp wide open). None the less, this lens is nicknamed "the cream machine" by professionals and this stands for good reason! This quick and quiet AF-killer has the potential to produce some pretty epic portrait images when stopped down to f/2 or f/2.8.