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    Re: Web Reviews: The New Nikon 85 1.8G

    I have the 85mm F/3.5 VRII Micro. I shoot flowers with bugs and raindrops on them. It will last long enough for me, being a lightweight plastic lens. It gets mounted on a tripod so speed means little to me. As far as bokeh is concerned how many National Geographic photos have you seen with the background blurred out?


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    Why not go for a different OPTION?

    I just sold my Nikon 1.8D and I was in between this new 1.8G lens and the 1.4D. I really, really have been wanting a 1.4 for a long time. I ended up purchasing the manual focus Rokinon 85mm 1.4. There is no way i would spend $900 on a USED 1.4D, and i am glad i skipped the new 1.8G, this new lens is very very good but i am very sure that those lenses will not last for many many years, This Rokinon blows away the new Nikon 1.8G, exept in the AF department.

    From what i have seen, the Bokeh from this Rokinon is slightly better and more buttery than the Nikon 1.4D and the lens is darn sharp at 1.4 already. I have been blown away by this Rokinon as well as alot of other people that have gotten this lens for their D3, D700, it is extremely well constructed and the performance is unbelievable. I Have a D7000 and it works perfectly on it as well. I am so glad i found this jewel of a lens. Everytime i look at the price differences, i have to check to make sure that i am not dreaming, i have to splash water on my face. I would never pay $800 or more for a Nikon Manual Focus either. I got my Rokinon for only $299. This is not a cheap lens at all.
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    Re: Web Reviews: The New Nikon 85 1.8G

    Oh boy, am I glad you mentioned this Rokinon lens! I've been taking a look at it and was about to post a thread to see if other users had had good experience with it on a D7000.
    Thanks!

    1) By the pricing I see you got the manual focus lens. How do you focus while looking through viewfinder, using focus indicator?
    2) Have you or someone you know tried the one with the focus chip?
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    Re: Web Reviews: The New Nikon 85 1.8G

    I have the one with the chip and it works perfectly fine on my D7000. Please note that whether or not that lens has a chip, it is still a manual focus lens. Rokinon does not have any AF lenses.

    What I have found is that, if I am under good light where I can actually see the subject clearly, then I don't even bother looking at the focus indicator dot too much. I just simply use my eagle eye and instinct and shoot when I know it's in focus. I find it very distracting to try to focus by just simply keep staring at the dumb focus confirmation dot. A good photographer does not do that. Again, I mainly use this lens for creativity shots, so I usually don't go over 2.8. In really low light is when I would use or take a look at the focus indicator dot more.

    This lens is awesome!!
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    Re: Web Reviews: The New Nikon 85 1.8G

    I don't want to turn this into a Rokinon 85 1.4 thread but anybody posted here any pix using this lens? I'm really interested in getting this lens. Is Rokinon same company as Samyang, Vivitar, Walimex, Bower or Pro-Optic? Thanks.

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    Re: Web Reviews: The New Nikon 85 1.8G

    It is a free country man! By the way, any one looking into getting the Nikon 1.8G they wont be sorry, once the lens comes out of course. I was waiting and waiting for it, it has really really good LENS, is just cheaply made, that's the main reason why i skipped it. Some people just simply would never use manual focus, this Nikon is the lens to get instead. I was fortunate to run across the Rokinon. Personally i am not a greety person, why not share something good with everyone else??

    I have a few photo samples on the link bellow taken with the Rokinon, they are just walk around photos most taken at f1.4 the lens is super sharp at 1.4 and not to mention the Bokeh. This lens is really easy to use and i recommend it to anyone. It is just another option of a lens, that is all.
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    Re: Web Reviews: The New Nikon 85 1.8G

    It is a free country man! By the way, any one looking into getting the Nikon 1.8G they wont be sorry, once the lens comes out of course. I was waiting and waiting for it, it has really really good LENS, is just cheaply made, that's the main reason why i skipped it. Some people just simply would never use manual focus, this Nikon is the lens to get instead. I was fortunate to run across the Rokinon. Personally i am not a greety person, why not share something good with everyone else??

    I have a few photo samples on the link bellow taken with the Rokinon, they are just walk around photos most taken at f1.4 the lens is super sharp at 1.4 and not to mention the Bokeh. This lens is really easy to use and i recommend it to anyone. It is just another option of a lens, that is all.
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    Re: Web Reviews: The New Nikon 85 1.8G

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister View Post
    I have the one with the chip and it works perfectly fine on my D7000. Please note that whether or not that lens has a chip, it is still a manual focus lens. Rokinon does not have any AF lenses.

    What I have found is that, if I am under good light where I can actually see the subject clearly, then I don't even bother looking at the focus indicator dot too much. I just simply use my eagle eye and instinct and shoot when I know it's in focus. I find it very distracting to try to focus by just simply keep staring at the dumb focus confirmation dot. A good photographer does not do that. Again, I mainly use this lens for creativity shots, so I usually don't go over 2.8. In really low light is when I would use or take a look at the focus indicator dot more.

    This lens is awesome!!
    Aha, I see! so it's still a manual focus, all the chip does is confirming focus through the focus indicator on viewfinder?
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    Re: Web Reviews: The New Nikon 85 1.8G

    No, what the chip also does is it gives you the option to simply change the apperture on the camera dials, as well as the shutter speeds also, i believe, not sure about that one, i haven't mess around with that yet. In another words, you dont have to change those settings from the lens itself by rotating the apperture ring on the lens.
    there are tons of reviews on this lens, you can also check reviews from Amazon.

    You can check some walk around photos from this Rokinon lens at: www.flickr.com/photos/mistermejia


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    Re: Web Reviews: The New Nikon 85 1.8G

    If you dont mind manual focus and you want pure quality Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF - Review / Test Reportmmmmmm check this out !





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