And again we’re on with reviews of awesome lenses you can win in the photography contest we are making together with Photographytalk. The first place prize is one of three lenses worth over from $1500 to $2000 each, the second place prize is a lens worth about $1000, and the third place prize is a lens worth $500.
This is the last review of lenses as part of the contest and it’ll feature Nikon 85mm f/1.8G, Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, and Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lenses that the third place winner will receive in only two weeks. Let’s find out what’s so special about these lenses and why they are worth their price and participating in the contest.
Nikon 85mm f/1.8G
Nikon 85mm f/1.8G is a decent prime lens for enthusiast and professional photographers which is quite sharp, really fast, and creates nice bokeh.
The first and most obvious advantage of this lens is a very wide aperture of f/1.8 that lets the photographer shoot in low-light conditions. The lens has almost no distortion and lens flare/ghosts and only a bit of vignetting that may be stopped down. It’s made of high-quality plastic.
The lens has 9 optic elements in 9 groups and has neither ED/Nano elements nor VR technology.
Nikon 85mm f/1.8G has 7 rounded diaphragm blades and 67mm filter attachment size. Nikon 85mm f/1.8G lens is available for purchase from various online photography equipment retailers for $496.
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is one of the best f/1.8 85mm prime lenses on the market when it comes to quality and price. In a nutshell, it’s really sharp, fast, lightweight, and quality.
The lens presents has literally no distortion, chromatic abbreviations, and lens flare/ghosts. And though there’s a small amount of vignetting, it can be avoided through stopping down.
It has 9 optic elements in 7 groups and 8 rounded diaphragm blades that ensure the killer bokeh.
The lens has 58mm filter attachment size. Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens is available for purchase from various online photography equipment retailers for $419.
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 is an excellent prime lens by Sony meant to be used on Sony Alpha full-frame cameras. The lens is weather-sealed, has built-in image stabilization, and features the maximum aperture of f/1.8.
The lens is really sturdy and very sharp, especially if used within the f/4 to f/11 aperture range. The lens has almost no chromatic abbreviation and slight vignetting may be stopped down. It has 11 optic elements in 8 groups and is fitted with the world’s first OLED depth-of-field display.
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 weighs 475 grams, 67mm filter attachment size, and 9 rounded diaphragm blades for awesome bokeh. Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 is available for purchase from various online photography equipment retailers for $1199.
These lenses can be won in our contest that you can join on this page. Good luck!
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