Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens

B&H # NI8514GAF MFR # 2195
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  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 85mm f/1.4 overview

  • 1Description

Often described as the ideal lens for portraiture, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G is a short-telephoto prime characterized by its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture and ability to isolate subjects using shallow depth of field. The slightly long focal length and fast design are complemented by a rounded nine-blade diaphragm, which helps to achieve a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality. Individual elements feature both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings, which suppress lens flare and ghosting in order to produce greater contrast and color rendering when working in bright and backlit conditions. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor affords fast and precise autofocus capabilities along with full-time manual focus control.

Short-telephoto prime is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
Notably fast f/1.4 maximum aperture helps to isolate subjects and achieve shallow depth of field effects. This bright design also excels in low-light conditions.
A Nano Crystal Coat, along with a Super Integrated Coating, has been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 018208021956
In the Box
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens
  • 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-55 Bayonet Lens Hood for 85mm Lens
  • CL-1118 Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Warranty Extension with Online Registration
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    Nikon 85mm f/1.4 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 85mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Angle of View 28° 30'
    Minimum Focus Distance 2.79' / 85 cm
    Magnification 0.12x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8.33
    Optical Design 10 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization None
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.39 x 3.31" / 86.2 x 84 mm
    Weight 1.31 lb / 595 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 5.0 x 5.0"

    Nikon 85mm f/1.4 reviews

    AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 325.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful glass There is not much I can add to previous reviews raving about the dreamy bokeh, clarity and quality of this lens. I did spend some time debating the value vs the 85mm 1.8, but from the moment I unpackaged the lens and with the first few sessions, no regrets at all.If you are taking the time to read reviews of this lens, I would imagine you might be considering the 105mm or the 135mm DC alternatives for portrait work, as I was. For my purposes, the 85mm has turned out to be extremely versatile for both indoor and outdoor work, and though I would love to own one (or both) of the above lenses, I suspect the 85mm will remain my go-to glass in most cases.
    Date published: 2014-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely sharp I traded my old 85mm 1.4d for this newer lens. The new lens is sharper, it's nicer to focus since the focus overide that doesn't require changing from auto to manual and then re-aimimg the lens. The hood is much easier to use and store since it inverts on the lens for storing. Also I can put the lens cap on without removing the hood. It focuses relatively fast, not as fast as the 28-70 and others have said that it focuses slightly slower than the old model, but I wouldn't consider this a problem. I love the ability to vary my depth of field that this wide f stop gives. I also like the way the subjects pop from the background with this lens. Both images were shot with a D810.
    Date published: 2014-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Sick Of A Lens Ultra Sharp across, even at f1.4, very high resolutions, amazing sharpness and quality even at f1.4 , stunning background just nicely melt away, price tag looks expensive, results are priceless and worth every penny of my purchase. if you're very picky about the quality of your images, this is the lens that will ease your hunger. I used it as everyday walk around lens, family portraits, weddings and night events... I also own and recommend the following glass: 70-200 VRii, 105 macro, 24-70 2.8 and the classic 50 1.8 AF. this is a hard to find lens, been looking for weeks, thanks bhphoto to make this item available.
    Date published: 2011-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am now a believer!! I just purchased this lens and let me tell you...it was worth every penny paid. The bokeh and level of detail offered by this lens has made me a convert to using primes ONLY from now on. I shoot weddings and I have owned the 85mm 1.8 but this lens takes the cake. If you are put off by the price, don't be. You will make your money back based on the quality of work you are able to produce. I am buying the 24mm 1.4 as well. I have the older 28-70mm 2.8 and 17-35mm 2.8. I will be keeping the 17-35 and will be getting rid of the 28-70 and strictly using the 85 and 24 for all my mid range work. The 85mm has definitely knocked my socks off!
    Date published: 2012-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Nikon Lens Had the 85mm f/1.8G for the past few months, did a great job; good clarity, cloor, and bokeh. After reading all the comparisons I decided to try the 85mm f/1.4G and discovered the difference. This lens is amazing. Better than the 24mm f/1.4 and any of the holy trinity zooms, I have them all. This is truely the best Nikon glass that I have ever used. Don't let the price scare you off like it first did for me. At $ it is worth every penny. Pared up with the D800E I am continually amazed at the results. Bringing raw files into lightroom 5 allows me to be as creative as I can imagine. Do not hesitate, buy one if you can.
    Date published: 2013-08-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Portrait beast If I could give this lens a 4.5 rating I would. Lack of the full 5 because its lack of sharpness when at 1.4 (but this is me being unfair as no lens is perfectly sharp wide open). None the less, this lens is nicknamed the cream machine by professionals and this stands for good reason! This quick and quiet AF-killer has the potential to produce some pretty epic portrait images when stopped down to f/2 or f/2.8. Purchased this lens for my Nikon D600 and have been very pleased with its results. Night portraits in the city can be magical when you have some lights to play around with as background bokeh (blur).
    Date published: 2013-01-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Forte...Faith in Customer Reviews. Having given up the fascination of B&W Portraiture in a previous century and being a novice of 'digital' during the past three years....I did want a fail-safe method with a portrait lens in this century. Thanks to the customers of B&H and their much appreciated 'Reviews' I was able to dump a bundle on the 85mm lens with the assurance of experience gained by others. I'll not have the diversity of usage I do with other glass however it does a magnificent task of picturing small antiquities. Price and service could not be equaled in Canada. I did spend and save a bundle with B&H...and yes, the 'Reviews' as usual were accurate. I've no regrets.
    Date published: 2012-10-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect In Every way !!! Oh this lens is wicked wonderful. I shoot mainly indoor sports (hoops, hockey etc). For the darkest gymnasiums where my 70-200 f2.8 won't work, I pull this bad boy out and I handle even the darkest of the dark venues. It has bailed me out of tough situations many, many times. And the images....holy smokes they are crisp and beautiful. I need FAST focus in the environment I use the camera and this thing does not fail Worth every nickel even though I am repeating focal length with my go to sports lens the 70-200 f2.8.
    Date published: 2011-02-03
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