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.
- F-Mount Lens/FX Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
- Silent Wave Motor AF System
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Overview
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Specs
|Lens Mount||Nikon F|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||28° 30'|
|Minimum Focus Distance||2.79' / 85 cm|
|Optical Design||10 Elements in 9 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Filter Size||77 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.39 x 3.31" / 86.2 x 84 mm|
|Weight||1.31 lb / 595 g|
|Package Weight||2.025 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||8.4 x 6.3 x 5.1"|
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Reviews
Nikon is the king at 85mm
85mm is the best focal length for making subjects pop out of the picture in a 3 dimensional way. Canon's new 85mm is probably shaper but there is something magical about the way Nikon's 85 renders. The separation of in-focus and out of focus is surreal. I lvve the older version of this lens which is the Af-d. It is eery similar apart from an aspherical element. Both look give very similar results with the new lens having more accurate AF. I don't think this lens sets enough praise for it's AF accuracy. Try the Sony G 85 or Sigma 85 and you'll know how special the Nikon AF is. I shoot mine with a polarizer wide open at 1.4 for street photography and probably have about 9/10 in-focus keepers. For the streets of Phnom Penh, that is an absurd level of AF accuracy. I use a D700 body. If you already use Nikon and don't want to carry the newer monstrous 105mm, get the 85 and never look back. If you don't have a preferred camera system yet then the new Canon is worth a look. However, I don't think the newer lenses have the dreamy almost swirly bokeh. I haven't seen this swirly bokeh from the new 105mm but the old 105DC has this same effect. Maybe optical perfection isn't as pleasing after all. The 85 is the best combination of modern optics and vintage character
No sweeter (outdoor) portrait lens...
I bought this to replace my older Nikkor 85 1.4, which will not auto focus on the new Z bodies, even with the newer FTZii. You really have to shoot with this lens-it is phenomenal in every respect.
Professional lens for portrait!
This lens gives me a sharp image and a nice background blur. BTW, super fast and well-wrapped shipment.
Another great Nikon Lens
This 1.4 Nikon 85mm Lens provides performance as advertised. A great portrait lens.
The standard portrait lens
This lens has a maximum aperture of f/1.4 which gives you a nice creamy out of focus background (bokeh)
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.
I am by no means a professional photographer but I am trying. But so far this lens is amazing. My first shot was of my dog and without practicing or getting use to the lens, the depth of field just blew me away. Focus was on her eye and the tip of her nose and back of her ears have a very soft blur. Shot at 1.4 with no post processing. And to think it will only get better from here with more use and practice.
Fast and sharp, brings life into every portrait!
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