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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 Weight1.505 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.6 x 5.15 x 4.95"

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

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.

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.

Great for portraits

By Seth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-27

Purchased as a gift for my wife. Great reasonably priced prime lens, sharp, Nice Bokeh.

Lenstastic

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-23

Bought this as a gift for my daughter, she's getting into photography and needed a solid lens for general purpose and portrait use.. using our old, reliable Nikon D40.. so far, she's taking great photos, is it the lens or is it her talent? Time will tell, I suppose.

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.......

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