Reviews and Problems with Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S NIKKOR
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The Real McCoy!
20 January 2015
Excerpt: I use this for portraits, HS basketball, and landscaping. I can't tell you the number of reviews I've read about a particular lens, and how it stays on someones camera forever, etc... But this lens is just so much fun! Using this lens on my D800e does in fact put my other lenses to shame with clarity and bokeh. I can easily read the lettering on a basketball shooting in the gym at ISO 640 1/250 at 1.4 even at half court. The kids love these pictures.
Excerpt: I traded my old 85mm 1.4d for this newer lens. The new lens is sharper, it's nicer to focus since the focus overide that doesn't require changing from auto to manual and then re-aimimg the lens. The hood is much easier to use and store since it inverts on the lens for storing. Also I can put the lens cap on without removing the hood.
Excerpt: Totally love this lens. It did exactly what I expected it to. I was looking for an amazing lens for portraits and it truly is amazing. The compression is excellent the bokeh the 1.4 creates is wonderful!
Summary: Rented both the 85mm 1.4 and the 85mm 1.8 G lenses, used on a D810 & D800, and both lens were great, the 1.8 was 90-95 percent there, but I fell in love with the 1.4 and bought it. The images from the 1.4 were sharper, cleaner, brighter & superb bokeh - creamy. The images needed very little, if any, post done on them. I took test shots of birds, fish, dogs, people, plants, buildings... this lens is amazing, and it's a fun lens, that you can be very creative with.