>So I just picked up an 85/1.4G. Wow. Extraordinary sharpness, >amazing bokeh. I'm just scratching the surface, but this was a >good investment. It has it's purpose, and will likely be on >the camera less often than the 50 or mid range zoom, but the >results are stunning.
>While the 85/1.4 is a revered portrait lens, would I be sacrificing >much in going to the 85/1.8? The partial stop is almost >insignificant. I'm looking for a less expensive alternative myself. >What would I be giving up with the 1.8G vs the 1.4G in terms of >quality all thing being equal.
Hello! So how's the 85 1.4? Still loving it? I'm kinda in the same boat but leaning towards the 85 1.8G (that you were also considering)for my D600 that I just picked up. I was also considering the 105/2.8 micro and the 105 DC. However aside from portraiture I was also hoping to use this lens for middle/high school basketball in small dimly lit gyms. I normally use a 50 1.8D which I already had on my D70 and would like to get a little bit closer.
Have you tried your 85 1.4 for action shots? Does it focus fast enough? Per reviews the 1.8G AF speed should be pretty close.