Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Lens

Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Lens

Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Lens

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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/ FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to 16
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Rear Focus System
  • Aperture Control Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.8'
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
  • 9-Blade Circular Diaphragm
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Nikon 85mm f/1.8 Overview

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The AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Lens from Nikon is an excellent choice for indoor or outdoor portraits, as well as indoor sports and stage productions. Exceptionally compact for a telephoto lens, measuring only 2.3" (58.4mm), it boasts a close focus distance down to 34". Its 6 element, 6 group construction with a super integrated lens coating delivers sharp, clear images, vibrant colors and great detail. Its rear focus system enables fast and accurate autofocus and Super Integrated Lens Coating minimizes flare and ghosting. This lens is compatible with DX, FX, FX in DX Crop Mode, and 35mm film format cameras.

This lens' autofocus function is compatible with Nikon DSLRs featuring a built-in autofocus motor. It will not support auto focusing when used with certain DSLRs that do not have an integrated focus motor, such as the D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300.

The fast f/1.8 aperture is an excellent choice for indoor or outdoor portraits, as well as indoor sports and stage productions
Internal focusing for fast AF operation.
Subtle blurring of background for beautifully natural and evocative portraits.
An excellent choice for your first telephoto lens.
In the Box
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Lens
  • HN-23 Lens Hood
  • 62mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    Nikon 85mm f/1.8 Specs

    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Angle of View 28 30'
    Minimum Focus Distance 2.8' / 85.34 cm
    Maximum Magnification 0.11x
    Optical Design 6 Elements in 6 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.8 x 2.3" / 7.11 x 5.84 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.05 x 4.2 x 4.05"

    Nikon 85mm f/1.8 Reviews

    AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 402.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens This is really nice lens, bokeh is really great , who need 1.4 if you have this !!!!!,
    Date published: 2013-11-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from OK Lens Great bang for the buck but I wanted something sharper with better bokeh- so I went with the Rokinon f/1.4. If you're looking for a steal this is a great lens but I prefer the Rokinon MF lens to this lens. I grew up with a MF Pentax anyway so the better lens with the MF instead of the OK lens with the AF was a no-brainer for me.
    Date published: 2013-09-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bokeh Great for portraits. Great depth of field, great bokeh. Pretty fast. Awesome value!
    Date published: 2013-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Nikkor 85/1.8D lens I was on the fence about the Nikkor 85/1.8D vs the 85/1.8G and decided on the former. Upon receipt, I fell in love with the build quality, overall feel and workmanship of this piece of glass & metal. The images from this lens are tack sharp. I have no regrets about buying the 1.8D over the 1.8G.
    Date published: 2013-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must need in your photo bag! Best use in portraits shooting. I use it when I shoot music bands (concerts). Nothing bad.
    Date published: 2013-07-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from just what i expected Just what i needed to take great portraits with my FX camera. I was using a 50mm 1.8 on my old DX camera, but when i upgraded the camera the 50mm just wasnt going to cut it. Takes beautiful pictures. Subject stays sharp while i can blur out background distractions.
    Date published: 2013-07-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice lens for the money Shooting video thru this guy. I like
    Date published: 2013-07-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelente Lente lo he usado para realizar retratos nocturnos y la luminosidad ayuda bastante, se debe destacar la suavidad en el desenfoque y el modo de colocacin del parasol.
    Date published: 2013-06-25
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    Will this lens work on a D50
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, this lens is compatible with the Nikon D50.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    My wife is a photographer and is really good. She has the Nikon D700 and mentioned that she is interested in an 85 mm lens. i have no idea what to get her in order to maximize the lens with the camera can you make a few recommendations as to what i should be looking at. i know the D700 is a great camera but i don't know anything about it. does it have a built in auto focus or do i need to purchase an auto focus lens? Thanks for the time!
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The D700 camera has its own autofocus motor built into it, but in order for lenses to autofocus on it, they must be designated as autofocus lenses. (There are still some manual-focus only lenses available which it will work with also, but the better options are the AF options). The 85mm f1.8 lens you have selected is a nice option, but its not their most up to date version has actually been discontinued. Optically its sharp, but it focuses rather slowly. Nikon now offers a newer version which will focus much more quickly, and has an updated optical design (making it sharper with better contrast). See the link below for details on the recommendation:
    Answered by: Yos O.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does this lens work on Nikon D7100?Thank you,Jim Hathaway
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the Nikon D7100 camera. The D7100 is compatible with any autofocus lenses made by Nikon or for the Nikon AF system by other manufacturers.
    Answered by: Yos O.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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    Nikon 85mm f/1.8 Accessories

    Designed For Use With:

    • Nikon D3S
    • Nikon D4
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