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

Medium telephoto lens for Nikon SLR cameras

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by Woody Sherman
Nikon

Many aspiring shutterbugs start out their SLR careers with an 18-55mm kit lens, and that's a great beginning point. But when it comes time to add a new lens to your camera bag, what should you choose? One great choice might be this bright, medium telephoto "portrait length" lens, the Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G. Its large maximum aperture will give you detailed shots without a flash in low light situations, plus nicely defocused backgrounds that will highlight your chosen subjects. With a focal length of 85mm on full-frame cameras, and 127.5 on DX-format cameras, you'll be taking close-ups and portraits that command your audience's attention.

Highlights:

  • AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens
  • compatible with Nikon digital and film SLR cameras
  • effective focal length:
    • 85mm with full-frame sensor digital or 35mm film cameras
    • 127.5mm with APS-C sensor cameras
  • minimum focus distance: 2.62 ft.
  • minimum aperture: f/16
  • lens construction: 9 elements in 9 groups
  • attachment/filter size: 67mm
  • lens is 3-3/16" in diameter, 3-1/4" long
  • weight: 12.4 oz.
  • warranty: 5 years with product registration
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps
  • soft lens case
  • lens hood
 

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Features and Specs
General
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Nikon
Image Stabilization
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No
Focal Length
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85mm
Maximum Aperture
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f/1.8
Weight
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12.4 ounces
Parts Warranty
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5 Years w registration
Labor Warranty
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5 Years w registration
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  • AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens
  • LC-67 Front lens cap (installed)
  • LF-4 Rear lens cap (installed)
  • HB-62 Bayonet lens hood
  • CL-1015 Semi-soft Case
  • User's Manual (multiple languages)
  • Warranty form

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Features
Specifications
Warranty Information

Features

Overview: The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens is a fixed focal length lens with a fast f/1.8 aperture for high quality portraits and other low-light applications. It is designed for use with FX/35mm format cameras, but has been optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format D-SLRs. When mounted on a DX-format camera, the angle of view is reduced and equivalent focal length becomes approximately 127mm (see Specifications below).

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC): Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color performance and substantially reduced ghosting and flare, by enhancing light transmission.

Silent Wave Motor (SWM): The exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate, and quiet auto focus.

Internal Focus: Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.

Focus Mode Switch: The Focus Mode switch on the barrel of the lens lets you easily switch between manual focus and auto focus. If you want to enable auto focusing, the camera must be set to Auto Focus, and the switch on the lens needs to be set to "M/A". With most Nikon D-SLRs, the lens gives you a manual override option, allowing you to rotate the separate focus ring while pressing the shutter release halfway.

Diaphragm: The lens is equipped with a rounded 7-blade diaphragm, which renders a more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.

Lens Hood: The lens comes with the HB-62 bayonet-type lens hood. The hood adds approximately 1-5/8" to the overall length of the lens. You can invert the hood and snap it onto the lens for storage, if desired.

Specifications

  • Type of Lens: Type G AF-S Nikkor lens with a built-in CPU
  • Type of Mount: Nikon F-bayonet type
  • Filter Diameter: 67mm
  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • Closest Focus Distance: 2.62'
  • Focusing Method: Internal focusing (RF) system, AutoFocus using a Silent Wave Motor, manually by a separate focus ring
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Lens Construction: 9 elements in 9 groups
  • Angle of View:
    • FX/35mm Format: 28°-30'
    • DX Format: 18°-50'
    • IX240 System: 22°-50'
  • Dimensions: Diameter=3.147", Length=3.212" (3.827" with lens caps)
  • Weight: approximately 12.4 ounces

Warranty Information

Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty on this lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage is available at no charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.

 
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5 out of 5

Must have prime

Written By Primer, Chicago, IL on Sunday, April 13, 2014
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I have the 35mm and 50mm 1.8 primes and this one is by far my favorite. It provides excellent subject isolation. It is a great portrait lens.
Pros:
Bokeh
Cons:
AF speed a tad slow
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4 out of 5

Nice Portrait Lens

Written By James, DFW, TX on Friday, March 21, 2014
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Lens is mounted on d7100 body. Though lens was intended for a full frame it works well with my D7100. Nice shoulder/head shots.
Pros:
Sharp and nice bokeh
Cons:
AF sometimes not as accurate as I like
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5 out of 5

Awsome Lens

Written By Lalit, Houston, TX on Friday, March 14, 2014
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This is a great lens for Potrait, after clicking pictures with it i can say that i probably dont need the 85mm 1.4F.

this is more then enough, amazing low light performance and great sharpness.
Pros:
all that you can find in a lens.
Cons:
none yet.
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5 out of 5

The best lens for me

Written By Terence, New York on Saturday, February 09, 2013
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i got 50mm 1.4D 24-70mm 2.8 & 70-200mm 2.8 but this 85m 1.8G is the best image quality of them. i will never leave it without the camera.
Pros:
Best Picture with the best price.
Cons:
ciose up picture only
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