I would not trade my 85 1.8 D for a brand new 85 1.8 G--no way. Awesome glass.Hopefully some of you guys will have valuable opinions. In terms of bang for your buck which 85m f1.8 lens offers most. I like a lot of the images in this thread, but as am on a budget,would like some input as to what you guys think.
What a captivating photo Mark. I have come back to view it time and time again.
I would not trade my 85 1.8 D for a brand new 85 1.8 G--no way. Awesome glass.
I have the 1.8D and I have never tried the G, but I keep hearing great things about it. Like jt, I really like the character of my 1.8D, which I think is unique and special; but I can appreciate that it may not be everyone's cup of tea. I also love the character of my 50 1.2, a lens that is clearly not to everyone's taste as it shows up frequently on the buy & sell forums. But those who do like it, and learn how to make the most of its special character, are extremely satisfied with it. Perhaps it's the same with the 85 1.8D; just different strokes for different folks. Besides, if you're anything like me, this will not be the last fast 85mm lens you'll ever buy (I have the 1.4 Ai-s on my short list).I tried the 1.8D but did not care for it and returned it...no specific shortcoming but I just didn't care for it.