Reviews and Problems with Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S NIKKOR
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Dreams do come ture.
Dennis, B&H Photo
19 August 2014
Excerpt: After waiting for year (other priorities) I finally got this lens. Been wanting a 85/1.4 for a very long time. Debated in getting the D or G version. Glad I got the G. Workes like a dream in working in the shallows. The AF is a bit slow. I think that it has to do with the soft contrast in low light conditions. With this lens between F2 and F1.4, I hardly have to do skin softening. It's so nice. Not only the shallow DOF, but the fall off, just so nice.
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: 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: 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: I own the manual focus version but longed for the AF-S version for night time street scene shots. 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 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