Just curious about this lens, with the rebates announced it seems like a pretty good deal, but it is listed as an FX lens. Other than the crop feature, what is different when using it on my D7K. Are there any concerns that I should be aware of?
I use the Nikon (Nikkor) AF-S 85mm f/1.8G with my D7000 and it works great - a very nice lens. Actually, it works even better on DX than FX because you're using the sweet-spot (not extreme edges) of the lens.
>I use the Nikon (Nikkor) AF-S 85mm f/1.8G with my D7000 and >it works great - a very nice lens. Actually, it works even >better on DX than FX because you're using the sweet-spot (not >extreme edges) of the lens. > >Jerry >
Although if you look at DxO, they are apparently of the opinion that the lens is sharp edge to edge on FX, even wide open. It's a really fantastic lens, you'll love it on the D7000, and you can shoot it wide open with very little loss in anything.
>I have seen more than one review where the reviewers were >inclined to recommend the 1.8G over the 1.4G for everything >except the extra 2/3 stop. Why would you jump to the 1.4G?
Charlie - I owned the 1.4G in the past (sold it to use the money for a vacation, of all things), and the 1.8G's bokeh in some situations is busier than I like. I looked over my images of both in LR, and definitely liked the bokeh of the big brother more.
I am not taking anything away from the 1.8G, as it is a very good performer, but with the rebate making the 1.4G more affordable, I just felt like it needed to return to my bag.
I haven't sold the 1.8G yet, so who knows -- I might keep both. Larry
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I've got one (85mm f/1.8) on-order scheduled to ship in 2-5 weeks. Looks like a lot of people took this opportunity to purchase one.
After much battling with myself, I also purchased an AF-S 50mm 1.8G. Should have it tommorow. I already have the D model. Twice, I started to use that lens on my D5100 only to remember that the D model doesn't have a focus motor. Will try to sell the D model. After the rebates are over, of course.
You know, though, over time I think the whole vignette thing is not a big issue so long as it isn't severe. If someone is shooting jpeg with a modern Nikon then it can be automatically fixed. If they're shooting raw with Adobe, NX, and others it can be automatically fixed there too.
I used to have an 85 f/1.4D that I sold last year. With the rebate I just ordered a 1.8G. I think I'll be happy even though it won't be a commonly used lens. I won't miss the 2/3 stop for what I shoot. I would miss the extra money!
>You know, though, over time I think the whole vignette thing >is not a big issue so long as it isn't severe. If someone is >shooting jpeg with a modern Nikon then it can be automatically >fixed. If they're shooting raw with Adobe, NX, and others it >can be automatically fixed there too.
I do for certain know that my 85 f/1.8G is a lens I don't have to apologize for using wide open, film or digital, unless I didn't nail focus.
All five of Nikon's 85 mm lenses are all fantastic, partially because an 85 mm lens doesn't need to be either telephoto or retrofocal, as the focal point is about 4 cm in front of the lens mount. The 105 mm (both Micro and DC) and 135 mm (DC) lenses are the same, you can check the construction yourself.
I don't think it would necessarily be better suited to anything per se. Much depends on your shooting subjects and interest. However, I would use the 85 for portraits, travel (street shooting), maybe a pet pic, and possibly for detail shots.