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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to 16
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.0'
  • Filter Diameter: 77mm
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 85mm f/1.4 overview

  • 1Description

The AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens from Nikon is short telephoto prime lens designed for FX-format DSLR cameras, but when used with cameras with a DX-format sensor it has a 127.5mm equivalent focal length. It provides an effective focal length for distortion free portraiture as well as other telephoto applications. Its ultra fast f/1.4 maximum aperture is very effective in low light and along with the rounded 9-blade diaphragm will create natural out-of-focus backgrounds that will isolate your main subject for an impressive professional look.

The M/A focus mode switch allows you to quickly change between manual and autofocus and the Silent Wave Motor and internal focusing system enable fast and quiet autofocus, ideal for recording video. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated lens coating enhance light transmission, reducing ghosting and flare. 


High performance f/1.4 mid-range telephoto lens offers a bright viewfinder image along with beautiful background blur, ideal for portraiture.
DX-format DSLR angle of view is equivalent to a 127.5mm focal length in the 35mm format.
Nano Crystal Coat and Super Integrated Coating enhance light transmission efficiency and reduce ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.
Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
M/A Focus Mode Switch enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet autofocus while maintaining the working distance throughout the focus range. This also helps to maintain the positioning of a polarizer or lens hood.
Rounded 9-blade diaphragm renders a more natural appearance to out-of-focus image elements.
UPC: 018208021956
In the Box
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens
  • 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-55 Bayonet Lens Hood for 85mm Lens
  • CL-1118 Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    Nikon 85mm f/1.4 specs

    Focal Length 85mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 127.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 28° 30'
    DX Picture Angle: 18° 50'
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.0' (91.44 cm)
    Magnification 0.12x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8
    Elements/Groups 10 / 9
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.4 x 3.3" (8.64 x 8.38 cm)
    Weight 20.99 oz (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 320.
    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 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 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 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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