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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens

BH #NI8518G • MFR #2201
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
A highly desirable focal length for portraiture, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G from Nikon is a short-telephoto prime featuring a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture. This design finds balance between a lightweight, compact form factor while also being fast enough to effectively control depth of field and suit working in low light. Individual lens elements feature a Super Integrated Coating, which controls flare and ghosting to produce greater contrast and color fidelity when working in bright and backlit conditions. Additionally, the Silent Wave Motor affords fast and accurate autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Overview

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A highly desirable focal length for portraiture, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G from Nikon is a short-telephoto prime featuring a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture. This design finds balance between a lightweight, compact form factor while also being fast enough to effectively control depth of field and suit working in low light. Individual lens elements feature a Super Integrated Coating, which controls flare and ghosting to produce greater contrast and color fidelity when working in bright and backlit conditions. Additionally, the Silent Wave Motor affords fast and accurate autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.

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.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture helps to achieve shallow depth of field imagery and also benefits working in low-light conditions.
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 seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 018208022014

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance2.62' / 80 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design9 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.15 x 2.87" / 80 x 73 mm
Weight12.35 oz / 350 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.525 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.2 x 5.2 x 5"

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Reviews

Good images at a good price.

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-22

This lens didn't quite meet my expectations for a f/1.8 prime, but ultimately the images you can make with it are really nice. My assessments are all done on a focus calibrated D810. Wide open contrast is average and sharpness is good, stopped down the lens improves greatly. I've found that I need to apply a bit more contrast and saturation to the images out of this lens than with my other f/1.8 primes. The focus is accurate and a little slow to move from minimum to maximum but in smaller increments it shows little to no issue. If you value a good price over ultimate performance then you'll like this lens.

Perfect Lens

By Les
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-24

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens is the perfect lens for all around lens...

Perfect Lens

By Damien
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-22

The lens I've always wanted.......

Great fast Lens.

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-27

For Portrait & Fashion photography you can't beat this Lens for the price. At small apertures it produces beautiful background bokeh & razor sharp eyes/facial features with smooth skin complexion. Also excellent short telephoto for general photography.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-22

The Nikon 85mm f1.8 lens as excellent optics. Allows crisp sharp pictures.

Great value and great images

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-13

This is one of my all-time favorite primes. It's very light for the focal length and aperture, and makes great images. In fact, when I want to make close-up images, but I don't need 1:1, I often use this lens with extension tubes on my D850.

Love it!

By Patricia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-19

Love it!!!!

A whole new world

By Jorge
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-15

I've been a photographer for only two whole years. I'm still learning my way around lighting and learning how to pose my models. Even so this lens is a must have for any type of photography. This is my first prime lenses and coming from lenses with aperture of 4-5.6 it's a whole new world. I'm learning how to work this lenses, but the images are astounding. If your indecisive of what lenses you should have next, look no further. The price isn't to bad either.

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question

Will this work with the new Nikon D5300?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the D5300. It is an AF-S type of lens which has the required built-in autofocus motor.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D500?

Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D500?
Asked by: Khadijah
Yes.
Answered by: Raj
Date published: 2022-01-15

what come with it?

what come with it?
Asked by: Barbara
Hi, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens comes with a 67mm Snap-On Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap, HB-62 Bayonet Lens Hood, Nikon CL-1015 Soft Lens Case and Limited 1-Year Warranty in the box. You can register the lens on Nikon USA website for a Limited 4 year USA Warranty extension.
Answered by: Khalid
Date published: 2019-07-23

question

What is the significant difference between this lens and the 85mm f/1.8daf; 1931 lens
Asked by: Anonymous
The AF-S 85mm 1.8G lens doesnt have an aperture ring (as it is a G lens). It is also an AF-S lens (meaning it has a built-in motor for focus) which typically makes the autofocus on the lens quicker. Also the AF-S G version of the lens has a special coating and extra elements, compared to the AF D counterpart, which increases the image quality of the lens. And it has rounded aperture blades, which lends toward more pleasing bokeh.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

What does the .12 magnification factor calculate? ...

What does the .12 magnification factor calculate? How is it measured?
Asked by: Richard
I am fairly sure that this represents the size of the image in the viewfinder or final image vs the actual image size. So if an image is 10" high, the largest it will be in the digital images is 1.2" You might want to verify this, but I think this is it. You might compare it to a macro lens where the magnification factor might be 1:1...so if you are photographing a ring, the size in the digital image would be the actual size of the ring.
Answered by: Alan
Date published: 2021-05-20

question

Is this lens fully compatible with D80?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens is fully compatible with the Nikon D80.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

En cuantos das llega a Iquitos, Peru?
Asked by: Junior R.
That will depend on the shipping method you select. To see the options, you can add the item to your cart, then click to Begin Checkout. Then enter your address and click to View Shipping Options. You will see the choices for shipping services along with the rates and estimated delivery time. You do not need to enter any payment information or complete the purchase to see these details for shipping and delivery time.
Answered by: Lisa S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

will this lens work for my Nikon d3400?

will this lens work for my Nikon d3400?
Asked by: Amanda
It absolutely will work on your D3200. For that camera body, any AF-S lens will be fully compatible.
Answered by: Matthew
Date published: 2021-10-15
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