Reviews and Problems with Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S NIKKOR
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It does exactly what its supposed to do
Cory the doomsayer, Adorama
25 March 2014
Excerpt: The 85 1.4g is an amazing lens, has all the features you want, none of the features you don't need. Perfect Bokeh, probably one of the 3 best portrait lenses you can get for the nik. One shortcoming is that it just feels sorta plastic, but what doesn't these days... it does take a little away from the tactile experience, but it is light, so thats the tradeoff. It is sorta a one trick pony, but as i said, thats a good thing.
Pros: Amazing bokeh, Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: This is the sharpest lens I have EVER used, however certainly the most difficult as well.<br />Be 100% sure of your focus points when shooting wide open....This lens could front focus on an eyelash it's so sharp!
Excerpt: It is a fantastic lens as everyone says. In outdoor shoots I do get chromatic aberration, but not as bad as the Sigma 85/1.4. I do also think the autofocus could be faster. When shooting a model, you can sometimes miss the focus, especially open if the model moves in the slight lag between focus and shutter release.
Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is great portrait lens, but can also be used for event photography. I love the feel of this lens, it fits perfectly attached to the D700 and D800 delivering great images. The front element is huge compared to the old Nikon 85mm f1.8D. My copy needed some minor focusing adjustment on the D800, but once that was done, it focuses fast and true.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Summary: A perfect wedding or portrait lens, focus speed is OK though not as fast as 2.8 zoom lenses. Only complain is the color fringing at full aperture open, a bit annoying especially with blank background. Seems it's hard to get rid of this phenomena for lens in this range. Otherwise perfect!
Excerpt: I remember reading a review in photog mag about using this lens for sports. However, the focus is a little too slow. If you exchange it for your 80-200 or 70-200 during high school basketball games, you will miss shots. The bokeh is fantastic and it will take photos that your 70/80-200 will not. Took some portraits of a friend in outdoor settings and got wonderful results just playing around.
Summary: The Nikon 85mm 1.8 is a fantastic all purpose lens from studio portraits to wedding receptions. The Bokeh on this little wonder is nothing short of Phenomenal. Yea, its not what the 85mm 1.4 is but its perfect for what you get with a fair price. I decided to buy it cause I love the photojournalistic appeal this lens has. I love the isolation from the background and subject matter.
Summary: I thought this lens was too soft at f1: 4 , but a bit of experimentation with a decent tripod shows my problem to be mainly camera shake. The combined resolution of the D800 with this lens means that I'm needing to shoot a few stops faster to prevent the image appearing soft at high magnification as a result of shake when hand holding.I could have done with VR on this lens, as it is really for only a hand- hold use.