Nikon 85mm f/1.8D Auto Focus Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras - Fixed
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon FX|
|Lens Description||85 millimetres|
|Max Focal Length||85 Millimeters|
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- Lens not zoomable
- Portable medium telephoto lens that is ideal for indoor and outdoor portraits
- Rear Focusing system for fast and smooth optical performance
- Subtle blurring of background for beautifully natural and evocative portraits
- High-speed f1.8 aperture
- Compact and lightweight at 13.2 ounces
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|Sold By||Available from these sellers||PORTABLE GUY||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Bundred & Thick|
|Compatible Camera Mount||Nikon FX||Nikon FX||Nikon DX||Nikon FX||—|
|Focus Type||Screw drive from camera||Ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||Manual Focus|
|Item Dimensions||2.32 x 2.83 x 2.83 inches||2.87 x 3.15 x 3.15 inches||2.09 x 2.76 x 2.76 inches||2.09 x 2.83 x 2.83 inches||—|
|Item Weight||0.84 lbs||0.77 lbs||7.05 ounces||6.53 ounces||—|
|Maximum Aperture||1.8||1.8||1.8||1.8 millimeters||f/1.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||85 millimeters||85 millimeters||35 millimeters||50 millimeters||85.0 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||85 millimeters||85 millimeters||35 millimeters||50 millimeters||85.0 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||62 millimeters||67 millimeters||52 millimeters||58 millimeters||72.0 millimeters|
85mm lens for Nikon SLR cameras
From the Manufacturer
Lens-making is an art--Nikon artisans craft Nikkor optics from the finest materials, taking pride in adding their intellect and technique to bring the world's finest lenses to life. They push the leading edge of lens-making in their effort to provide the "glass" that makes the world's greatest pictures.
AF Nikkor lenses work with Nikon SLRs for optimal performance, even the very latest. The Nikon 85mm f1.8D AF Nikkor is a compact and portable medium telephoto lens ideal for indoor or outdoor portraits. An excellent choice for your first telephoto lens, it features subtle blurring of background for beautifully natural and evocative portraits, Rear Focusing system for fast and smooth optical performance, and weighs 13.2 ounces.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating ensures exceptional performance
To enhance the performance of its optical lens elements, Nikon employs an exclusive multilayer lens coating that helps reduce ghost and flare to a negligible level. Nikon Super Integrated Coating achieves a number of objectives, including minimized reflection in the wider wavelength range and superior color balance and reproduction. Nikon Super Integrated Coating is especially effective for lenses with a large number of elements, like our Zoom-Nikkors. Also, Nikon's multilayer coating process is tailored to the design of each particular lens. The number of coatings applied to each lens element is carefully calculated to match the lens type and glass used, and also to assure the uniform color balance that characterizes Nikkor lenses. This results in lenses that meet much higher standards than the rest of the industry.
With Nikon's Rear Focusing (RF) system, all the lens elements are divided into specific lens groups, with only the rear lens group moving for focusing. This makes autofocusing operation smoother and faster.
D-type and G-type Nikkors relay subject-to-camera distance information to AF Nikon camera bodies. This then makes possible advances like 3D Matrix Metering and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash. Note: D-type and G-type Nikkors provide distance information to the following cameras: Auto exposure; F6, F5, F100, F90X, F80, F75, F70, F65, F60, F55, F50, Pronea S, Pronea 600i, D2 series, D1 series, D100, and D70s/D70. Flash control; F6, F5, F100, F90X, F80, F75, F70, D2 series, D1 series, D100, and D70s/D70 cameras.
What's in the Box:
Lens, 62mm snap-on front lens cap, rear lens cap LF-1, screw-in hood HN-23.
FULL 14 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE OR NO HASSLE REFUND, 90 DAY PARTS AND LABOR WARRANTY SERIAL #422535
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I'm looking forward to shooting more with this lens as the weather warms up. I've used it inside in low light shooting at 1.8 and it did very well. Will be shooting a bridal shot outside in the snow this afternoon. The lens arrived wrapped up well but it was not in a product box and had no paperwork included, just the lens with hood and cap. Some of the white lettering was rubbed off on the barrel of the lens. Not sure if I got a new lens or not. I do understand that this version wasn't for U.S. distribution, hence the lower price.
Leaving that aside, the lens is really nice with f/1.8 and at least my copy is not too soft wide open, in fact is very decent. The bokeh is perfect for portraits, I like it a lot. If/when you get the right focus, you might need to soften the image, specially if is a lady the one you are photographing because will show every little wrinkle!
debating 3 or 4 starts... will give it 4 because of the price..... 3because of the focusing issue
The seller is 5 stars!! I wished there was a hood...
Used it in a couple of photo shoots and the color rendition is excellent, sharp as a tack from f2.8 to f11, very good at f1.8 with some purple color fringing and CA in some lighting conditions. It focus fast and accurate on a D90 (won't work on D60, D50 and D40, only focus with on body screw) never missed the mark even in low light situations.
Resolution is good and allow to push the ISO up a notch or two to compensate for low light situation, in which she has no problem hitting home when it comes to focusing.
Excellent for head-shots and head and shoulder portraits, with a DX you have the field of view of 127.5mm on a FX/35mm camera. A little extra room in the portrait world can allow you to keep a slightly higher distance with the model/subject.
Like the previews reviewer said, if you are a full time pro the 85 1.4 is a much better lens, but it comes at a price (almost 3 times). Even better should be the new 85mm 1.4g.
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Things I don't like or will have to get used to. The focus ring rotates on auto focus so I need to alter my grip. It has caught me out once or twice, but it's not a deal breaker. The lens hood is screw fit (I prefer bayonet) however more importantly, it is not that rigid. So when you hold it normally to unscrew, it distorts just sufficiently to bind the thread. If you grab it by just a metal thickness there is no problem. Even better, if you have a spare 77m lens cap, it fits perfectly over the lens hood, and also gives the hood rigidity. Problem solved!
The performance is optically superb (as are all Nikon's 85s) and it makes the perfect choice as a portrait lens (it's main use for me.) Lens distortion is non existent - what you take is what you get. Auto-focus is fast and accurate although you must keep your fingers away from the manual focus ring as it does move while focusing. There would only be one reason for choosing the G version over the D and that would be if you were using one of Nikon's entry-level bodies, the D5000, for instance, where the lens will not auto focus. On my D600 this is not an issue. This is the lens I fit whenever portraits are required and you can get away without flash on most occasions due to the wide aperture. If you are in the market for a lens of this focal length, and you possess a Nikon body with internal focus, I recommend this lens for your consideration.
No good for the Nikon 3*** or 5*** series of cameras as there is no internal motor, but for all others the focus is faster than the 1.8G or 1.4G.