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Archive 2012 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4
  
 
AMaji
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p.2 #1 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


MrPacMan wrote:
Thanks everybody!!!
I will buy D600, is it comfortable to use the zeiss glass?


D600 is still rumorware, so can't tell you with any surety. However, if it is FX and has the same set up as the D800, then it should be fairly easy to MF. However, the Zeiss 85/1.4 suffers from focus shift and like I stated before, does not have a good bokeh for portrait length/distance photos. Couple that with the fact that it is difficult to MF with f/1.4 at 85mm, you probably will be disappointed with most of your images till you spend many weeks with that glass/camera combo.

either way, good luck with your choice and have fun.



May 30, 2012 at 02:52 PM
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p.2 #2 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


I love my 1.4D and love the money I saved over the 1.4G. On my D700 it is killer. Yes it has some CA but I don't mind it.

Here is a recent shot




  NIKON D700    85.0 mm f/1.4 lens    85mm    f/2.5    1/125s    100 ISO    +0.3 EV  




May 30, 2012 at 04:08 PM
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p.2 #3 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


Mr. Mohaupt you really got the hang of this lens. Well done!



May 30, 2012 at 05:42 PM
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p.2 #4 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


Avi B wrote:
Mr. Mohaupt you really got the hang of this lens. Well done!



LoL Thanks Avi... Yeah I used the heck out of it three weeks ago at a wedding. I *ALMOST* left the 80-200 in the bag. It was on fire. I remember people saying that the AF isn't fast; well its been plenty fast for me with two dogs and my first wedding with it. Real gem if you can steal one for the right price IMO.
~M



May 30, 2012 at 07:45 PM
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p.2 #5 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


Just for the fun
Sigma @1.4

portraits sigma-2 by gugs, on Flickr
and an older one with the Nikkor AIS @ 1.4 MF of course

BE0_2532 by gugs, on Flickr

Guy



May 30, 2012 at 08:04 PM
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p.2 #6 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


Mr. Mohaupt wrote:
LoL Thanks Avi... Yeah I used the heck out of it three weeks ago at a wedding. I *ALMOST* left the 80-200 in the bag. It was on fire. I remember people saying that the AF isn't fast; well its been plenty fast for me with two dogs and my first wedding with it. Real gem if you can steal one for the right price IMO.
~M

I love the D, and it's not that it focuses slowly, it's just that harsh light tends to confuse it. When I'm shooting on the beach an hour before sunset, it hunts like crazy. The G is not a "fast" focuser, according to the forum, but in my opinion it's accurate as hell and harder to confuse. I don't know if it's the nano-coat that does it? Less stray light bouncing all over the place.



May 30, 2012 at 08:06 PM
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p.2 #7 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


MrPacMan wrote:
85mm 1.8g`s bokeh isn`t that hot...


Really? I would disagree. And many people of FM seem to like it. Why do you say the bokeh isn't good? What are you comparing it too?



May 31, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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p.2 #8 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


Rookies!!! Here's a one hand grab SOOC 40 mph wind the 85 f1.8G absolutely rocks!!!!!!!!!



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  NIKON D7000    85mm    f/2.5    1/1000s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 31, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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p.2 #9 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


Yea actually the 85/1.8g has pretty darn good bokeh. At least to my eyes. A cheap but good prime kit for FX would be 28 and 85 1.8gs I would think.


May 31, 2012 at 03:50 AM
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p.2 #10 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


I love the zeiss 100 for portraits ....



...brings out the eyes (grin).

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p.2 #11 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


MrPacMan wrote:
Thanks everybody!!!
I will buy D600, is it comfortable to use the zeiss glass?


it doesnt exsist, or it may be shite... dont base your lens purchaes on vaporware.



May 31, 2012 at 08:55 AM
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p.2 #12 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


Zeiss 85 1.4








Jan 02, 2013 at 05:38 PM
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p.2 #13 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


I don't know why people try to push siggy or roki when the OP clearly wanted an opinion on Zeiss or Nikon 85/1.4. I am starting to think there is some kind of complex in play here (partly joking).

When I was researching these two lenses, I found that the Zeiss 85/1.4 is not an easy lens to use. You have to deal with focus shift and MF at 1.4 is not that easy. However, if you can get used to it, it is a hell of a lens. On the other side, the Nikon 85/1.4D is called the "Cream Machine" for portraits. Its corner sharpness is not adequate for landscape uses though.

All said and done, I almost got the Nikon 85/1.4D, when I had to back off due to unrelated reasons. So, it gets my vote.



Jan 02, 2013 at 08:44 PM
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p.2 #14 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


Another vote for the Sigma 85, better than the Nikon D, cheaper than the Zeiss. Great piece of glass.


Jan 02, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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p.2 #15 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


Oh wow, didn't realize this thread was brought back from the dead by Jorge Torralba,


Jan 02, 2013 at 10:09 PM
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p.2 #16 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


Mishu01 wrote:
Sigma 85/1.4 is the lens you want. You can thank me later



+1


Kent in SD



Jan 02, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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p.2 #17 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


I've never used the Zeiss, but all I can say is that I've gone thru 85 1.4D, 1.4G, 1.8G and I keep going back to the 1.4D. It just has that signature rendering that I like a lot. Sharp without being harsh, and pleasing bokeh without being soft.


Jan 03, 2013 at 02:19 AM
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p.2 #18 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


D3, Nikon 85 f/1.4D










Edited on Jan 03, 2013 at 11:57 AM · View previous versions



Jan 03, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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p.2 #19 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


D3, Zeiss 100 f/2 Makro Planar. This lens should be considered also if you're looking at the Zeiss 85/ f/1.4






Jan 03, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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p.2 #20 · Nikon 85mm 1.4d or Zeiss 85mm 1.4


mikesrc wrote:
+1


+2



Jan 03, 2013 at 05:12 PM
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