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

BH #NI8514GAF • MFR #2195
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
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.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Overview

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

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

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance2.79' / 85 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design10 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.39 x 3.31" / 86.2 x 84 mm
Weight1.31 lb / 595 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.01 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.45 x 5.15 x 4.9"

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

The standard portrait lens

By Lauren Dana
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

This lens has a maximum aperture of f/1.4 which gives you a nice creamy out of focus background (bokeh)

Stunning color rendition and the best Bokeh

By Lovick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-20

I've wanted this lens for some time. I am quite happy that I decided to buy it. With a wide open aperture the background just fades into a soft haze while the subject is razor sharp. The colors are clear and bright. The low light capability is amazing. A masterpiece by Nikon.

Outstanding image quality.

By Lovick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-10

The image sharpness, color renditions, and Bokeh are exceptional. The lens focuses quickly and accurately. The images are in sharp focus with accurate color reproduction. I've never seen Bokeh like this with any other lens. Open the aperture and the background just disappears into a soft beautiful texture. If you shoot portraits, I highly recommend this lens.

Nice

By Genghua
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-05

Nice lens, but not quiet as my 24-70 when focusing

Magic

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-09

This lens is magic. I already had the f/1.4 and f/1.8 versions of the Nikkor 50mm lens. This is not that kind of lens. This superb lens makes the most amazing bokeh shot nearly wide open. Also the softest transitions from sharp to un-sharp image areas I've ever seen. Then take it out and shoot it at f/5.6 or f/8. Unbelievable sharpness, gorgeous color and contrast. Look over the images at 500px or Flickr shot by this lens group. There's the magic. Get this lens, don't take it off your camera until you know how to make the magic. You'll never look at another standard lens again.

Fantastic Prime Lens

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-16

I was initially reluctant to spend this much on a prime lens, but the image quality is stunning. No regrets!

Excellent lens

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-28

I was surprised by the brightness that this lens provides for portraits even in dim lighting.

Review

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-21

I really like this lens, and it is a great companion to my Nikkor 105mm 1.4E. It's smaller and lighter than the 105. My only dilemma is which one to select for a shoot. I have no regrets having both lens. They will both serve me well. Next up is to purchase the Nikkor 35mm 1.4 G from B&H as a companion to my Nikkor 28mm 1.4E. Although I have the zoom trilogy, my heart is with the fast primes.

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Date published: 2018-08-28

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