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85 f/1.4 wide open is amazing

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by jklofft, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. One from this weekend. Even wide open, the 85 f/1.4 is still amazing.

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    NIKON D2X    ---    85mm    f/1.4    1/50s    ISO 800
     
  2. Very nice, Jeff! It has me lusting for an 85/1.4.

    Is this a new lens for you?
     
  3. Yes! Truly a marvel!

    Being able to focus and shoot at 1.2 or 1.4 is a marvel by itself. Getting medium to good results at those apertures is another marvel. But getting 100% crisp keepers at 1.4 is incredible. This is what the 85 1.4 buys you, given good technique :smile:

    Many Nikon lenses are in a league of their own but the 85 1.4 + 200 f2 are, to me, the undisputed kings.
     
  4. JB

    JB

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    May 27, 2005
    Washington, DC
    Agreed. This is the best glass I own. It is truly amazing to see how sharp it can be at f/1.4 -and- how accurately it can focus.
     
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