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Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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- Ultra-fast f1.4 classic portrait lens, Nano Crystal Coat
- Focal Length : 85 mm, Minimum Focus Distance : 3.0 ft. (0.85m)
- Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX cameras;Closest focusing distance:0.85 m
- M/A Focus Mode Switch enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation
- Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet autofocus
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||HB-55|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Item Dimensions||3.43 x 3.43 x 3.31 inches|
|Item Display Weight||594 grams|
|Item Weight||1.31 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.85 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Material Type||Magnesium alloy barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.4|
|Maximum Focal Length||85 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||85 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||10|
|Number of Groups||9|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Shipping Weight||2.2 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (FX)||Canon EF,Canon EF-S, Canon EF, Canon EF-S||Nikon F (FX)|
|Focus Type||Ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Auto/Manual||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||3.43 x 3.31 x 3.43 in||3.15 x 2.87 x 3.15 in||2.76 x 2.09 x 2.76 in||2.91 x 2.13 x 2.91 in||3.4 x 3.4 x 3.4 in||3.27 x 3.54 x 3.27 in|
|Item Weight||1.31 lbs||0.77 lb||7.05 ounces||0.64 lb||1.7 lbs||1.32 lbs|
|Lens Type||Prime lens||Prime lens||standard-prime||Prime lens||Telephoto||Prime lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||85 millimeters||85 millimeters||35 millimeters||50 millimeters||85 millimeters||35 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||85 millimeters||85 millimeters||35 millimeters||50 millimeters||33 millimeters||35 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 millimeters||67 millimeters||52 millimeters||58 millimeters||86 millimeters||67 millimeters|
This updated classic mid-range telephoto lens delivers incredibly sharp images and its fast f/1.4 aperture ensures a bright viewfinder image as well as beautiful background blur. Well suited for portraits, general purpose and low light work.Use of Nano Crystal Coat further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.
From the Manufacturer
This updated classic mid-range telephoto lens delivers incredibly sharp images and its fast f/1.4 aperture ensures a bright viewfinder image as well as beautiful background blur. Well suited for portraits, general purpose and low light work.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f1.4G Lens Highlights
High performance f/1.4 mid-range telephoto lens offers a bright viewfinder image along with beautiful background blur (bokeh).
Nano Crystal Coat
Use of Nano Crystal Coat further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.
- Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format D-SLRs
- DX-format D-SLR the angle of view is equivalent to a focal length of 127.5mm in FX/35mm format.
- M/A Focus Mode Switch enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
- Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.
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Top customer reviews
This is my most-used lens. If I could only have one lens, this would be it.
I own about 22 lenses, 15 cameras, and have a darkroom. Yeah - I'm that guy. I also own a printer with 44" wide rolls of paper. I print big and I can see huge differences in lenses. I'm not a pixel peeper - I am a print maker. I still use my Sinar 4x5 studio camera, and I know quality when I see it.
Every year, I gather statistics from Adobe Lightroom concerning the lens I use, aperture, etc. to gain an understanding of what I actually do, not what I think I do. Year after year, the 85mm lens is top of the heap. I owned the previous 85mm f/1.4 AF D lens - a legendary lens in its own right. I wasn't sure it was worth the money to upgrade (downgrade?) to the AF-S version. Well, it was. Beyond my wildest dreams.
How good is this lens? Faced with the need to shoot an event, I had a choice between using a zoom lens for flexibility (24-70mm f/2.8 AF-S) or the limited focal length of the 85. Images are so good from the 85, that I decided that I'd rather not bother with shots I can't make with it. Group shots that need wide angle? Sorry, but I'll have to pass. The shots with the 85 are so good, I'll simply accept that I can't get all the other shots.
That being said, I added a D800 with a 24mm f/1.4 AF-S on one shoulder, and another D800 with the 85mm f/1.4 AF-S on the other. They complement each other well. While I own all the Nikon pro zooms (14-24, 24-70, 70-200), nothing delivers as many knock-your-breath-out images as the 85.
I would suggest you sell every lens you own to get this one. It is that good.
(FYI - I shoot this lens on D800 and D700 bodies. I'd rather get a cheaper D610 and this lens than any other lens with a D4. You invest in the lens. The camera is just visiting for a while.)
Forget what it costs. Forget the other "make do" lenses. Find a way to own this lens.
Seriously, you NEED this lens.
One point that I didn't see raised in the other reviews is the night light performance of this lens. Sagittal coma aberration is almost non existent even wide open, just like the older NOCT 55 f/1.2. If you want to take night shots of neon lit cityscapes, this is the best lens currently on the market.
As far as size goes, it is a little bulkier than your typical prime, like having a medium sized grapefruit stuck on your body. It still balances nicely for one handed shots on a D300 though.
Like all Nikon pro lenses the build quality is impecable.
Sharp, sharp, sharp!
Excellent bokeh. I don't want to describe everything in details, as many people here already did.
I will just confirm that everything good said for this lens is 100% true!
I've tested the new 85mm 1.8 and it is as sharp as this one, but there are some things, like CA where this 1.4 version excels!