Recently, I made the big switch from Canon to Nikon, and the first lens I had to get was an able replacement for the awesome Canon 85mm f/1.2L prime that I used to use for almost everything on my 5DmkII.
The Nikon 85mm f/1.4G was the one in which every online review I read, was the answer to Canon’s version. I’m not one to usually trust online reviews and really wanted to check it out before I bought it. But with portrait gigs coming up, and with my comfort zone being at the 85mm focal length, it really was a no brainer to get into this lens without renting it first.
It’s as important, if not MORE important. You make great images. You edit them on an uncalibrated system, then send them off to the lab…and they come back looking nothing like what was on your screen.