Published in DAP is a comparison of the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G to the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G, with an eye towards head-and-shoulders portraiture— which lens produces the sharpest results? This is a practical analysis which takes into account the real world consideration— focus shift.
Given the ~3.5X price difference, does the more expensive lens deliver the goods? Or is cheaper better?!
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