Sat 16-Nov-13 08:25 PM | edited Sat 16-Nov-13 08:28 PM by VictorSuarez
I have never owned such a creative lens. Just made the move from a D7100 and a Tamron 24-70 this week to a D610, Nikkor 50mm AFS f/1.4 and the 85 and I am extremely thrilled. It's like a whole new frontier that at the same time makes me feel at "home" as 30+ years ago I shot 35mm film. Went to "the dark side" of point and shoots then to DX with a D90 upgraded to a D7100 6 mo. ago. Been through half dozen zooms over the last couple years only to realize they are too heavy for my taste hence the addition of the 50 & 85 this week. I held onto a Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 for wildlife and zoo type stuff. For some reason with a zoom as my walk around lens I seemed to always be searching through the range versus taking the damn shot! In any event I just wanted to trumpet how good the 85 is but the many reviews speak for themselves obviously. What a fun creative focal length!
Tue 26-Nov-13 01:07 AM | edited Tue 26-Nov-13 01:10 AM by Hektor
Nice to talk to you again.
I also got the 85 1.8G, today. I walked into my local dealer dead set in getting the 85 1.4G. Since my primes for the FX body are the 24 1.4G and the ZF 50 1.4, I wanted the 85 1.4G and also for the sublime bokeh, a lens I had on the “tip of my nose” for over a year. However, before pulling the trigger I asked to handle the 85 1.8G, for the first time. I was very familiar with both lenses after reading so many reviews. The 1.8G is a very impressive lens – it looks good and it is very well built, something that surprised me. I just could not justify the $1,100 difference between the two lenses. I have no doubt that the 1.4G is a better lens but, IMHO, it is not three times better. Therefore, I put ~ $250 more that I intended to spend for the 1.4 and walked out with the 85 1.8G and the 70-200 F/4, which was the last item in my wish list.
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I was treated to this lens by my wife last christmas as a portrait lens, but overlooked the fact that on my D7000 body it is behaving more as a 135mm lens. Forgive the ignorance, but are the bodies being used here all full frame sensors, or is my lack of wow factor yet down to my ability (lack thereof, which I hold my hands up to).
I still have a fully functional F90-X body that was my primary body since the mid nineties and I could try the lens on that body: shooting slide film and scanning to digital was always presented to me as the 'best way to do digital', although that when 2megapixel was standard!
>I was treated to this lens by my wife last christmas as a >portrait lens, but overlooked the fact that on my D7000 body >it is behaving more as a 135mm lens. Forgive the ignorance, >but are the bodies being used here all full frame sensors, or >is my lack of wow factor yet down to my ability (lack thereof, >which I hold my hands up to). > >I still have a fully functional F90-X body that was my primary >body since the mid nineties and I could try the lens on that >body: shooting slide film and scanning to digital was always >presented to me as the 'best way to do digital', although that >when 2megapixel was standard! > >Cheers, > >Dornfield
It's really more like a 127.5 on your DX sensor and yes I own D-610 FX sensor camera.
Sun 24-Nov-13 02:29 AM | edited Sun 24-Nov-13 02:31 AM by jrp
I use my 85mm f/1.4 on both my oldie D2X and my getting-old D700. I love it on either sensor format, as much as I loved it on film bodies. It is tricky when used wide open, so quite a bit of practice is required until it becomes second nature. Keep at it. You'll love it.
I had the old non-ai 85 1.8, and loved it through a whole lot of nikons-in fact right up to when I went digital with the D2H and D2X. It was just a fabulous lens, and now I'm just going to have to try the new one.
>I had the old non-ai 85 1.8, and loved it through a whole lot >of nikons-in fact right up to when I went digital with the D2H >and D2X. It was just a fabulous lens, and now I'm just going >to have to try the new one.