85mm 1.8 Nikkor -- Bad Copy or Overly Whiny?

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  1. jdunphy

    jdunphy TPF Noob!

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    I love the feel, short DOF and the crispness of the lens, but I'm experiencing some really ugly chromatic aberration on a lot of wide open stuff.

    I'm using it on a D50. This shot was taken at F2 and around 1/320. Am I expecting too much from the lens on this body, or could I just have a bad copy? I'm experiencing some CA all the way up to F2.8. I can post more examples when I have access to my home comp later tonight.



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    i don't really see anything wrong with that... maybe i don't know what chromatic aberration is exactly lol
     
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    Neither do I, and I know what it is.

    CA is when all the colors don't focus at the film plane (CCD in this case) and you get some color fringing.

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    Thanks for the replies. I ended up finding a good way to remove the fringing in photoshop, so shots from portraits taken around 2.8, which still exhibit a little bit of fringing, can be cleaned up really easily.


    And Protean.. Here's a better example. Notice the greenish hue on the edges of the tops of the aluminum cans.

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    100% crops please...these show nothing.


    bad lense copies usually have sharpness issues, not CA issues. if there is a CA issue, chances are that it's the lens model. the nikkor 85 1.8 is terrific though, so i doubt that. I think you're being overly whiny :)
     
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    This is the answer I was hoping to hear. I'm just trying to figure out any "limitations" to the lens right off the bat. (Even though these shots were taken two weeks ago.) Thanks for calling me a whiner. ;)


    I'd post some 100% crops, but I'm at work, and my files aren't.
     

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