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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
- 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 (DX)||Nikon F (FX)||—||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (FX)|
|Focus Type||Ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||auto-focus||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||3.43 x 3.31 x 3.43 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||3.27 x 5.24 x 3.27 in|
|Item Weight||1.31 lbs||7.05 ounces||0.64 lb||1.7 lbs||1.32 lbs||1.98 lbs|
|Lens Type||Prime lens||standard-prime||Prime lens||telephoto||Prime lens||Zoom lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||85 millimeters||35 millimeters||50 millimeters||85||35 millimeters||70 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||85 millimeters||35 millimeters||50 millimeters||33||35 millimeters||24 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 millimeters||52 millimeters||58 millimeters||86 millimeters||67 millimeters||77 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
If you already own the 85mm f/1.4 should you go out and sell it? Probably not, unless you are a mainly prime shooter. On the other hand, if you are looking for an upgrade to the 85mm 1.8 and use it heavily this may be a great buy. I mainly stick with the 35mm, 85mm & 135 lens in Nikon. I find that primes actually help my creativity. This lens will be my new workhorse.
Update: May 4, 2011
As a wedding and portrait photographer this has become my main lens. If I had to guess, I would say during engagement photography I use this lens 80% of the time and during a wedding around 40%+ of the time. I use this on my D700 and switch between this, the 35mm 2.0 and 135mm 2.0 and sometimes the 70-200mm. Using the 85mm all day instead of the 70-200mm all day is a back saver.
After shooting over 30,000 images through this lens all I can say is....Amaaaazing.
However, day after day, the recurring thought that popped into my mind is, " I should get this lens." So after two + years of waiting and procrastinating, I saw the AF-S version and jumped on it!!
I have to say that the colors and contrast that I get from this lens at f/1.4 rivals or exceeds my 70-200mm @ the f/2.8 setting. It's been sitting on my camera ever since the first day I received it.
This lens is MUCH MUCH sharper then the Nikkor 50mm 1.4 wide open!! and renders Bokeh (the dreamy looking areas of the image) with such poetry that it makes my brain dance every time I look at the images produced by this product @ 1.4
The 3 Feet min focusing distance is a much welcomed feature compared to the relatively far 5 feet min focusing of the 70-200 zoom. It allows you to get closer to the subject and offer a more communicative shooting experience.
The secret to good photography is imagination + interesting subjects + fantastic lens
I'm happy to report that this lens is the most fantastic lens that I have ever used!
Seriously, I love it. I received it on 11/6/2015 and just happened to have a Senior session scheduled for a soccer player. At f/1.6 I was shooting full bodies w/ him about 15 yards from the net and it was REALLY blowing it out. I knew this thing was a bokeh machine, but I seriously didnt realize it was THIS much of a bokeh machine.
Words cant do it justice. Seeing other peoples photos taken with it cant do it justice. You truly need to throw it on your camera and shoot the way you normally would, and see how much this thing transforms your work to appreciate how good this lens is. This thing is worth every penny I paid for it.
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.)