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  1. #11
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    Re: Is the 85mm f/1.8G better than the D

    Surprising the article mentions the G focus speed being 30% slower than the D.

    I'm a sucker for D lenses, and although my AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D is obviously a different lens than the ones being discussed here, I find that my D hunts a bit more than my AF-S 18-200mm DX lens. Never really been a problem though. Scott have you found this to be the case with your 85mm f/1.8D?

    I love the D lenses ability to allow manual aperture adjustment - sort of a fallback to years ago to shooting manual film cameras.


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  2. #12
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    Re: Is the 85mm f/1.8G better than the D

    Quote Originally Posted by teagueAMX View Post
    Surprising the article mentions the G focus speed being 30% slower than the D.

    I'm a sucker for D lenses, and although my AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D is obviously a different lens than the ones being discussed here, I find that my D hunts a bit more than my AF-S 18-200mm DX lens. Never really been a problem though. Scott have you found this to be the case with your 85mm f/1.8D?

    I love the D lenses ability to allow manual aperture adjustment - sort of a fallback to years ago to shooting manual film cameras.
    My 85mm f/1.4D doesn't hunt and is instantaneous.

  3. #13
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    Re: Is the 85mm f/1.8G better than the D

    Cheers Greg.
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice
    ​but in practice there is !! "Yogi Berra"


    DID I SAY I LOVE THE 50mm f1.8G

  4. #14
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    Re: Is the 85mm f/1.8G better than the D

    Quote Originally Posted by Ijustwant1 View Post
    Seems expensive.
    But is the cheapest I can find, I cannot remember how much I paid around 5-6yrs ago.
    Last edited by Scott Murray; 01-27-2014 at 05:28 AM.

  5. #15
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    Re: Is the 85mm f/1.8G better than the D

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Murray View Post
    Seems expensive.
    :-( do you want to sell yours
    Last edited by Ijustwant1; 01-27-2014 at 05:31 AM.
    Cheers Greg.
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice
    ​but in practice there is !! "Yogi Berra"


    DID I SAY I LOVE THE 50mm f1.8G

  6. #16
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    Re: Is the 85mm f/1.8G better than the D

    Quote Originally Posted by Ijustwant1 View Post
    :-( do you want to sell yours
    You can have it for $1600

  7. #17
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    Re: Is the 85mm f/1.8G better than the D

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Murray View Post
    You can have it for $1600
    Hmmm now $800 is looking good !
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    Cheers Greg.
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice
    ​but in practice there is !! "Yogi Berra"


    DID I SAY I LOVE THE 50mm f1.8G

  8. #18
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    Re: Is the 85mm f/1.8G better than the D

    Quote Originally Posted by Ijustwant1 View Post
    Hmmm now $800 is looking good !
    With all these user opinions given, it's funny how most people revert back to the cheaper option once you start factoring the price.

    Greg - I think you will be happy with the 85mm f1.8G unless you have a "Need" or requirement to get the f1.4 lens. I'm sure once you start comparing the prices. I have sold all of my Nikon "D" lenses since I prefer the newer optical formula.
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  9. #19
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    Re: Is the 85mm f/1.8G better than the D

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Murray View Post
    My 85mm f/1.4D doesn't hunt and is instantaneous.

    I just bought an 85mm 1.4D for $799 used at B&H and can confirm Scott's experience....mine doesn't hunt and is instantaneous also.
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  10. #20
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    Re: Is the 85mm f/1.8G better than the D

    Quote Originally Posted by gqtuazon View Post
    With all these user opinions given, it's funny how most people revert back to the cheaper option once you start factoring the price.

    Greg - I think you will be happy with the 85mm f1.8G unless you have a "Need" or requirement to get the f1.4 lens. I'm sure once you start comparing the prices. I have sold all of my Nikon "D" lenses since I prefer the newer optical formula.

    I also have the 85mm1.8G and it is a beautiful lens and imho a good value, bought mine from Amazon.
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