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    Nikon 85mm

    Anyone here have any experience with the new 85mm f/1.8 lens?

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    Re: Nikon 85mm

    I just got this lens-- 85mm 1.8g. Very light. So far so good but have not really had a great chance to take it through a lot of testing. I am interested in comparing it to my Canon 85 1.2 and the nikon 70-200mm VRII. I did a few walk around bokeh comparisons with the Nikon 105mm macro when i was shooting some planted flowers on the Stanford Campus. While the bokeh with the 85mm was decent, the macro was generally more pleasing. Here is a shot with the 85mm 1.8 at 1.8.









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    Anyone here have any experience with the new 85mm f/1.8 lens?

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    Re: Nikon 85mm

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    It looks darn good to me!
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    Re: Nikon 85mm

    Jack thanks .. yes this was one of my favorites from the series. I am pleased with its performance so far.

    For closer images, I still love the macro. I am not jumping up and down with the distant images I took with the macro but need to examine a bit more before making final judgement. I was hoping only to need the macro... since close in focal length


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    Mark,

    It looks darn good to me!

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    Re: Nikon 85mm

    At twice the price and twice the weight, the macro better perform. Still, for portraits and travel, I'd prefer the 85mm. It even seems to be a worthy competitor to the f/1.4 version. Unfortunately, I have neither.

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    Re: Nikon 85mm

    I'm just about to sell my 85/1.4D - so many good options out there now. 85/1.8G looks like a winner in the budget department, Sigma 85/1.4 seems to have fantastic bokeh, Zeiss 85/1.4 and of course Nikon 85/1.4G seem excellent in every aspect. Quite a different range of choices than a few years ago.

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