Page 7 of 17 FirstFirst ... 25678912 ... LastLast
Results 121 to 140 of 330

Thread: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

  1. #121

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Quote Originally Posted by icarus View Post
    Just 1 more week to go to collect lens
    Wow! Envious!

  2. #122

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Quote Originally Posted by icarus View Post
    Just 1 more week to go to collect lens
    Congrats Bro !

    Once you have it, please share some pictures taken with the lens
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

  3. #123

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    this japanese guy compares both new and old 85 1.4 wide open.. draw your own conclusion

    http://qshin.exblog.jp/13882523/#13882523_1

  4. #124
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Still wondering where I belong
    Posts
    3,434

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Im happy with my AFD version... 5/10 yrs down the road... if i need to replace it and AFD is still available, i will still buy AFD version...
    Gallery|Baby gallery
    I have become an expert in cleaning poo

  5. #125
    Member luntut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Punggol
    Posts
    1,883

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Quote Originally Posted by alantkh View Post
    dunno what you mean by nervous.

    It is the green/magenta fringe which you see at out of focus area when there is a bright/dark transition.

    It is VERY obvious and can be seen even on web sized pics....
    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    Chromatic Aberration?
    Quote Originally Posted by alantkh View Post
    it is a specific kind of CA.

    photozone calls it Bokeh Fringing / Longitudinal Chromatic Aberrations (LoCA)

    http://www.photozone.de/nikon_ff/538...8514ff?start=1
    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    Nice read

    Didnt know about LoCA until I saw your link. But this is really not something that would bother a lot of ppl unless they are pixel peeping.
    this was the reason i didnt get the AF-D version. i had the opportunity to test it from a very nice dude, and the very first shot i took, saw really really nasty LoCA, and also typical CA, which appeared at a point from white to black transition. (think a clothing price tag, resting on a black top)

    hopefully the AF-S version doesnt have the same problem. If it doesnt, its gonna be on my "to buy" list.
    Fast Camera. Fast Lens. Slow Me. Sigh.
    My Flickr

  6. #126

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Quote Originally Posted by luntut View Post
    this was the reason i didnt get the AF-D version. i had the opportunity to test it from a very nice dude, and the very first shot i took, saw really really nasty LoCA, and also typical CA, which appeared at a point from white to black transition. (think a clothing price tag, resting on a black top)

    hopefully the AF-S version doesnt have the same problem. If it doesnt, its gonna be on my "to buy" list.
    Looks like this is not only happened with AFD 85mm f/1.4, but also with other AFD lenses. I had owned AFD 85mm f/1.4 and sold it already. Previously I rented AFD 50mm f/1.4 and AFD 135 f/2 also suffered from LoCA, which appeared in the transition from bright to dark.

    If you drop 1 f-stops down, LoCA will disappear. But no point right? Better purchasing the f/1.8 version, it's cheaper.

    It's good that Nikon have updated their lens with AFS 50mm f/1.4G. Hopefully AFS 85mm f/1.4G also get improvement. For this reason, I don't do pre-order before knowing the quality of the new lens.

    Last edited by jeff7id; 31st August 2010 at 08:21 AM.
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

  7. #127

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroDivine View Post
    this japanese guy compares both new and old 85 1.4 wide open.. draw your own conclusion

    http://qshin.exblog.jp/13882523/#13882523_1
    hmm....for those who think CA is the main issue with the old lens, i think they'd be disappointed with the new one.

  8. #128

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroDivine View Post
    this japanese guy compares both new and old 85 1.4 wide open.. draw your own conclusion

    http://qshin.exblog.jp/13882523/#13882523_1
    Based on the photo alone, the newer version seems to have slightly, only very slightly, better bokeh

  9. #129

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    What is "CA" you guys talking about?
    Is AFS 50mm F1.8 a good lens for portraits?
    Kent Wong Photography |Leica Q & Leica M-P 240 | 75 & 28mm Summilux

  10. #130

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Quote Originally Posted by mogwai View Post
    hmm....for those who think CA is the main issue with the old lens, i think they'd be disappointed with the new one.
    Quote Originally Posted by gnohz View Post
    Based on the photo alone, the newer version seems to have slightly, only very slightly, better bokeh
    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroDivine View Post
    this japanese guy compares both new and old 85 1.4 wide open.. draw your own conclusion

    http://qshin.exblog.jp/13882523/#13882523_1
    photos result looks identical
    only the lens diffrence is the SWM & Nano & of course hi $

  11. #131

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    from what I can see, the saturation is increased (Nano coating , I believe as I have compared 16-35 and 17-35 and my 16-35 has more saturated color as well), and the corner is sharper.
    But the centre is still similar. Worth the 1k more?

  12. #132
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Beyond Space-Time Continuum
    Posts
    6,324

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroDivine View Post
    from what I can see, the saturation is increased (Nano coating , I believe as I have compared 16-35 and 17-35 and my 16-35 has more saturated color as well), and the corner is sharper.
    But the centre is still similar. Worth the 1k more?
    That is the ultimate question.

    Is the IQ improvement worth that 1K extra. Considering mine cost about 1.2K when I got it, paying twice the price for diminished returns is just being stupid.

  13. #133

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    That is the ultimate question.

    Is the IQ improvement worth that 1K extra. Considering mine cost about 1.2K when I got it, paying twice the price for diminished returns is just being stupid.
    yea.. for ppl who paid around that price for 85 1.4,
    it's crazy to spend on the new one.
    Somemore, the old AFD lens is built like a tank. The new one, probably slightly less so. Even has motor inside.. more chance of failure..
    well oh well...

  14. #134
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Here
    Posts
    3,779

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroDivine View Post
    this japanese guy compares both new and old 85 1.4 wide open.. draw your own conclusion

    http://qshin.exblog.jp/13882523/#13882523_1
    When you overlap this 2 pic & turn on & off on the very top layer. You hardly can see any difference in the bokeh area. Anyway, you decide...
    Last edited by Spectrum; 31st August 2010 at 11:03 PM.

  15. #135
    Member luntut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Punggol
    Posts
    1,883

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff7id View Post
    Looks like this is not only happened with AFD 85mm f/1.4, but also with other AFD lenses. I had owned AFD 85mm f/1.4 and sold it already. Previously I rented AFD 50mm f/1.4 and AFD 135 f/2 also suffered from LoCA, which appeared in the transition from bright to dark.

    If you drop 1 f-stops down, LoCA will disappear. But no point right? Better purchasing the f/1.8 version, it's cheaper.

    It's good that Nikon have updated their lens with AFS 50mm f/1.4G. Hopefully AFS 85mm f/1.4G also get improvement. For this reason, I don't do pre-order before knowing the quality of the new lens.

    i had the 50 f/1.4 D before, but i didnt see that problem. probably i wasnt shooting it at areas with extreme black/white transitions. my first test with the 85 f/1.4 was shot wide open (otherwise, no point buying it, like you said), and the price tag of the clothes rack i was aiming at, gave me that horrid CA. just one shot and i was convinced not to get that. saved me quite a bit of $$ actually.

    i am honestly hoping the newer version will fix that problem, or at least reduce it to a minimal. if it does completely fix the problem, i will pay that additional 1k on top of the 85 AF-D, to get it.
    Fast Camera. Fast Lens. Slow Me. Sigh.
    My Flickr

  16. #136

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Quote Originally Posted by luntut View Post
    i had the 50 f/1.4 D before, but i didnt see that problem. probably i wasnt shooting it at areas with extreme black/white transitions. my first test with the 85 f/1.4 was shot wide open (otherwise, no point buying it, like you said), and the price tag of the clothes rack i was aiming at, gave me that horrid CA. just one shot and i was convinced not to get that. saved me quite a bit of $$ actually.

    i am honestly hoping the newer version will fix that problem, or at least reduce it to a minimal. if it does completely fix the problem, i will pay that additional 1k on top of the 85 AF-D, to get it.
    I think because this AF-D 85mm f/1.4 is an old lens. Which during that time was designed for film camera that can also work Nikon digital system.

    This AF-S lens is specially designed for digital system.
    I hope Nikon has solved this problem.
    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

  17. #137
    Senior Member Hacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Cyberspace
    Posts
    4,239

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    The bokeh is very smooth.




  18. #138
    Senior Member lunas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    2,656

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker View Post
    The bokeh is very smooth.
    Wah, you got it liao? From where?
    Nikon D300 | D800 - my flickr!

  19. #139

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    hows the AF speed?
    is it slower than the 85 AFD f1.8/1.4?

  20. #140

    Default Re: AF-S 85mm F/1.4G N

    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker View Post
    The bokeh is very smooth.
    Bokeh Fringing / Longitudinal Chromatic Aberrations (LoCA) test pleaseee

    NIKON D90 (2008-2010), D700 (2010-2012), D800 (2012-2014), DF (Dec 2013-Sep 2017)

Page 7 of 17 FirstFirst ... 25678912 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •