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Sigma macro's AF inaccuracies call for new optic!
I've been drawing a blank just recently on the portrait lens front.......what with a de-centered AF-S 50mm F1.4 and a bunch of non linear AF problems......(Sigma 105mm macro/ AF80-200mm F2.8)

So it was a pleasant surprise to receive the humble Nikkor AF-S 50mm F1.8 G lens that is well centered and only needs +6, though I find 50mm on the FF sensor to be too wide FOV for single subjects, but it is what it is and it has pretty good sharpness even wide open.
Bokeh fringing, makes itself felt, a common flaw........still you get a lot for your money (154 euros inc. post.).

The AF85mm F1.8D is now showing it's age, lack of sharpness/contrast wide open...(needs F2.5)......but I just can't find the G version for much less than the price of a grey market new's a lens which holds it value well.

The second hand market here (le bon coin) in France is inundated with lenses at prices close to new (standard lens range) and often above the price of a grey market version.......the AF-S 85mm F1.8G is a good example!
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RE: Sigma macro's AF inaccuracies call for new optic! - by davidmanze - 03-14-2018, 10:17 AM

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