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Nikon Nikkor AF 85 mm f/1.8D

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Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF 85 mm f/1.8D
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 85 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Angle of view 28.5 o
Closest focusing distance 0.9 m
Maximum magnification 9.2
Minimum aperture 16
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 6 elements / 6 groups
Filter diameter 62 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 71.5 x 58.5 mm
Weight 380 g
Additional information Marketed 1994
Average rating (9 owners reviews)
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4.56 Good
Owners reviews (9)
  1. Piero
    Piero 25 March 2013, 11:30
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    IP 79.43.x.x
    Owner since: 7 years
    Price: ?
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Non ha stabilizzatore. Autofocus leggermente piu' lento dell'85 Canon

    Pros: Ottimo sotto ogni punto di vista anche a tutta apertura eccezionalmente nitido se si diaframma uno o due stop.

    Summary: Molto buono per ritratti e foto in generale.Prezzo molto favorevole rispetto alla qualita'.

  2. daj
    daj 22 June 2012, 13:00
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    IP 195.184.x.x
    Owner since: 6 years
    Price: 250 EUR
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: not much

    Pros: sharpness, bookeh

    Summary: fantastic lens!

  3. Amateur666
    Amateur666 4 February 2012, 18:08
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    IP 91.155.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 400 euros
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: The focus ring rotates during AF. Produces CA.

    Pros: Inexpensive, very sharp from f/2.0 onwards. Nice focal length for general use. Heavenly bokeh. Excellent contrast and colour rendition.

    Summary: Sharp, lightweight, expensive. A photographer┤s dream except for the non-decoupled focus ring.

  4. Gianfranco
    Gianfranco 26 December 2011, 11:46
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    IP 2.39.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 500€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Good but somewhat "hard" bokeh, very impractical old-style screw-on lens hood

    Pros: Excellent image quality at a relatively good price

    Summary: A very good portrait lens if you cannot afford the much more expensive f1.4; good but not optimal bokeh

  5. Jpl
    Jpl 1 October 2011, 13:56
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    IP 84.193.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 350 euro
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Busy bokeh wide open, screw-on hood, AF ring turns while focussing.

    Pros: Brilliant IQ from f/1.8, relatively small, fast AF, low price

    Summary: I use it mainly for portraits, but also at concerts or any other situation where there isn't a lot of light to work with. If portraits are your thing, this lens is a must have!

  6. D-RiSe
    D-RiSe 1 September 2011, 16:25
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    IP 81.18.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 200 euros
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Very busy bokeh on some occasions, screwy hood

    Pros: Very sharp, fast focusing

    Summary: The 85 1.8 D is probably my most used lens, i tend to use it mostly at f/2.8 because it gives nice sharpness and neutral bokeh. Its focus is fast and accurate. The only con is the bokeh at f/1.8 which is very busy, a slight annoiance is the screw on hood which prevents the use of the cap.

  7. TomasX
    TomasX 29 March 2011, 11:37
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    IP 195.113.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No SWM, only AF, slow focusing, not usable with AF-C, not ideal at F1.8, longitudinal chromatic aberation.

    Pros: Perfect image quelity F2.2-F8, one of the sharpest lenses at F4-F8, good bokeh, lightweight and relatively cheap.

    Summary: Sharp lens, good for portraits.

  8. Cve
    Cve 27 July 2010, 00:08
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    IP 95.180.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 250 Euros
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: nothing from my point of view...

    Pros: Excellent image quality even at biggest apertures. Good bokeh. Easy to use, very fast AF. One of the best bargains in Nikon line up, for that amount of money you cannot afford anything better for portraiture!

    Summary: Excellent!

  9. Airy
    Airy 15 May 2010, 20:51
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    IP 80.119.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Contrast by 1.8 is not very high. Dark zones tend to become deep purple in the vicinity of very light backgrounds. "Classical" AF (no silentwave motor) with rotating focus ring so beware where you put your fingers. Hood (metallic) must be screwed on, but given the overall small size of lens + hood, it is not necessary to take it away very often.

    Pros: Sharpness and contrast increase *very* rapidly with some stopping down, and reaches very high levels. Nearly no distortion, moderate vignetting. Light and cheap.

    Summary: Very good general purpose lens (on FX). Good portrait lens. Very high value for the price.

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