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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85 mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85 mm f/1.8G Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85 mm f/1.8G Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85 mm f/1.8G
 

Specifications:

Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S 85 mm f/1.8G
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 85 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Angle of view 28.5 o
Closest focusing distance 0.8 m
Maximum magnification 1:8
Minimum aperture 16
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type SWM
Lens Construction 9 elements / 9 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 80 x 73 mm
Weight 350 g
Additional information

Average rating (6 owners reviews).

Build quality 3.67
Optical quality 5.00
Value for money 4.67
Overall 4.44
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User: V
IP 78.51.x.x
Date: 2015-07-15 12:15:41
Owner since: 3 years
Price:
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Auto focus tends to hunt a little to lock focus but this lens wasn't made for action.

Pros: Value for money: How many of us wanted that 85 mm 1.4 but the price was ridiculous. Weight: This lens is a joy to use because of its size and weight. Image Quality: I was blown away with the IQ of this lens. My images looks so contrasty and the bokeh is so creamy.

Summary: I am so happy with this lens for what I'm getting for the price. I don't even want to upgrade this lens albeit f/1.8 aperture. Even if sigma made an "art" 85 f/1.4 I don't think it will blow this affordable luxury lens out the water like the 35 mm and 50 mm from Nikon.

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User: skorpios
IP 62.1.x.x
Date: 2014-03-07 11:52:52
Owner since: 1 year
Price:
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: A bit plasticy No stabilization Lots of chromatic aberration

Pros: Superb shaprness and IQ

Summary: One of the best lenses around. For DX cameras is a bit too long for general use (~130mm equiv).

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User: LCN
IP 91.177.x.x
Date: 2013-12-17 20:01:39
Owner since: 1 month
Price:
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Wide open on the D800, the lens is a bit soft. The plastic finishing & cheap manufacturing versus what Nikon was capable to do in the past. Chromatic aberration in some circumstances

Pros: Interesting Bokeh on FF.

Summary: Add 200€ and give me the same lens with a sturdy, metal finishing + some minor optical improvements.

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User: rrwilliams64
IP 24.29.x.x
Date: 2013-10-10 00:46:50
Owner since: 1 year
Price: 400 USD
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: none

Pros: 95% performance of Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 at a fraction of the price

Summary: One of Nikon's best for the $$$.

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User: Tor
IP 80.202.x.x
Date: 2013-08-14 20:32:53
Owner since: 1 year
Price:
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: I'd liked it to have 9 blades of course, but 7 rounded is ok.

Pros: Awesome lens for flattering portraits and great for landscapes too. Sharpness is excellent, clearly better than the old 1.8D-version in the open end. Pleasant bokeh, contrast and colours. Only 350g and a delight to handle.

Summary: This is my favorite lens on the D800. (I've never tried the 85/1.4G, though) The handling, weight and "feel" to this combination simply makes shooting a pure pleasure, and it provides fantastic IQ! A great-value nobrainer. Love it!

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User: dikimake
IP 84.251.x.x
Date: 2013-04-26 02:06:16
Owner since: 3 months
Price: 400 €
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: slow focus

Pros: very sharp...nice close focus...

Summary: high value lens*****


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