Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF Lens

Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF Lens

Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF Lens - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBN8514DAF MFR # 1933B
Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF Lens

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  • F Mount Lens/ FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to 16
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Internal Focusing Technology
  • A-M Mode Switch Ring
  • Aperture Control Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.8'
  • Filter Diameter: 77mm
  • 9-Blade Circular Diaphragm
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A favorite among portraitists, the AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF Lens from Nikon is an FX format prime telephoto lens with a very fast f/1.4 maximum aperture. Its wide aperture enables effective low light capture and shallow depth of field control. Its internal focus technology creates an optical system in which only the internal lens elements move during focus, allowing a compact build, precise use of front end filters and fast, accurate autofocus. An A-M mode lever switches easily from manual focus to auto focus modes and the lens provides a manual aperture ring. 

Nikon's Super Integrated Lens Coating improves light transmission for reduced flare and ghosting and the lens’ rounded nine-blade diaphragm creates a more attractive, background blur effect. 

Autofocus is not supported by D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300 cameras--lens may be used with manual focus only. Be sure to check your camera's lens-compatibility information before selecting a new lens.

A medium telephoto lens often preferred for portraiture provides a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture for sharp low light imaging and effective shallow depth of field control. As an FX format lens, it is also compatible with DX format DSLRs, offering a 127.5mm focal length equivalence.
Internal Focus technology provides a compact build and enables fast autofocus during which the front lens elements do not rotate, which is ideal when using certain screw-on filters.
Super Integrated Lens Coating reduces flare and ghosting
Built-in aperture control ring
Compact, sturdy build
In the Box
Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF Lens
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • HN-31 Hood
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    Nikon 1933B 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 2.8' / 85 cm
    Magnification 0.11x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:9
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.15 x 2.85" / 80 x 72.5 mm
    Weight 19.4 oz / 550 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 5.9 x 5.3"

    Nikon 1933B reviews

    AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 272.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome lens I have wanted this lens for a long time. I am a weekend warrior shooting weddings, events and studio portraits. I own the 85mm 1.8D lens and it is extremely sharp, but too soft at 1.8. The 1.4D is sharp in the center all the way through, but incredibly sharp from 2.0 on. I previously purchased the 1.4G lens, but I returned it. I actually liked the sharpness and color a little bit better, but did not like the build quality and size. It dwarfed my D7000 camera. I like the old school flare of the 1.4D better. I leave the hood on all the time and the AF noise does not bother me. Weather sealing is not an issue since I normally don't shoot in the rain.
    Date published: 2014-06-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Lens I Own! I read all of the reviews comparing the 85mm 1.4 to the 1.8 before purchasing this lens and agonized over the decision to spend the extra money for the 1.4. It was a really hard decision, but boy am I glad I just went for it and got the 1.4. As soon as I opened the box and held the lens for the first time, I could tell it was pro quality. I am very impressed by its low light capibilty and just love the bokeh it produces when the lens is wide open. Using the lens wide open will take some getting used to since it is capable of such a small focus area, but I am determined to master this lens. It is now my favorite lens and the best lens I own...even better than my 17-55 2.8!
    Date published: 2009-09-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I chose this over the G and Sigma The good things about these lens have been told too many times. Pros: Good sharpness @ f1.4 Creamy Bokeh Not that sharp at corners (I did not test this but I think it contributes/ is beneficial to the overall effect of the creaminess of the bokeh) Great built (same as my 80-200 f2.8D) Aperture Ring (free lensing and manual camera use) Cons: CA is pretty bad in backlighted portraits. Have not played enough with PP to try to eliminate it. Hood (metal but difficult to replace lens cap) B&H sent a great lens out of the box and the sharpness is amazing at f1.4 when you hit it. Still getting used to the narrow DOF but am already able to get good keepers.
    Date published: 2011-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Lens The 85 1.4D is a Nikon classic, nicknamed The King of Bokeh and The Cream Machine when it was released in 1995. I love this lens. It creates beautiful bokeh, sharp, great build quality and the images seem to pop off the page. Although, Nikon offers the updated version of this lens (85mm 1.4G) and from what I've read the new G lens is optically sharper. However, the 85mm 1.4D has a look that can't be reproduced with the newer G lens. The focus isn't lighting fast, but fast enough where I'm not complaining. Wide open at 1.4 the corners are slightly soft and you may see slight vignetteing, which I believe is part of the charm of this lens, but stopped down to 2.8 or more, that disappears. It's an awesome lens to have in your bag.
    Date published: 2012-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Indoor lens I recently purchased the 85mm 1.4 lens spefically with the intent to use it for indoor sports. I found the quality was unbelievable. Being able to photograph indoor sports such as basketball, wrestling, volleyball and track without a flash enabled me to shoot on continuous without missing a shot due to flash recycling. It also gave me an option for when flash photography is not permitted at certain events. I have been a professional sports photographer for over 25 years and found this lens to perform magic at ISO of even 1600 and 3200 with little or no grain whatsoever (when used on the D300).
    Date published: 2009-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! This is lens is sharp wide open! I usually only write product reviews if the product is totally bad or excellent. This one falls in the excellent category! I was holding back thinking my 50mm 1.8 was adequate for portraiture...finally made the jump for a little more focal length and 1.4. Now i wonder why i didn't do it much earlier?! I thought it was expensive at$...but now, I think it is such a bargain! The photos are sharp, even wide open at 1.4. It is now my favorite light weight portrait lens. The 70-200 still gets used, but this is some much more convenient and less intrusive than the 70-200. I highly recommend.
    Date published: 2008-12-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still one of the great ones. I purchased this lens after reading many reports about it's ability to create absolutely beautiful portraits. I have been using the 50mm f/1.4 Nikon for some time but, needed a lens that would get me closer to the subject for head shots. Another requirement that I had for the new lens was that it should have at least f/1.4 light gathering ability. This of course narrowed the field considerably. I have just started to use this new lens and am very impressed with it's ability to create beautiful images. It would have been nice if the lens had SWM focusing ability but it is still quite fast. If you are looking for a mid-range portrait lens, I would highly recommend that you consider this lens.
    Date published: 2008-11-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pricey, but valuable Super fast - great for poorly lit gymnasiums and theaters. I have several Nikkors that are fast (2.8) but just weren't cutting it for the basketball and hockey games I shoot. This lens has really helped! I do wish Nikon would make it an S lens which would speed up the auto focus. I find that I get better results if I don't use the auto-focus feature. Instead I pre-focus to an area and wait until the action happens in that chosen zone. It takes a while to get used to the very shallow depth-of-field when shooting wide open, but at least I'm getting some useable images that weren't possible without this lens.
    Date published: 2009-02-17
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