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Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Lens

Medium telephoto lens for Nikon SLR cameras

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Our take on the Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Lens

Pair Nikon's superbly built AF 85mm f/1.8 lens with your Nikon SLR, and it may become your go-to lens. This "prime" or fixed-length lens delivers sharp, detailed images, with smooth background blur that makes your subjects pop. Its large maximum aperture of f/1.8 takes in lots of light, letting you "freeze" moving subjects, even when shooting indoors without a flash. If you need a lens that snaps exceptional portraits, yet has enough telephoto power to capture action scenes in the mid-distance, you've found it.

Nice crisp lens. I take care of my lenses, so the plastic is fine with me. Images are crisp. Mounted on my D800 it's a winning combination. Even the most Drab subject evokes interest.

WalterEm, Ypsilanti, MI

What's in the Box:

  • 85mm f1.8D AF Nikkor lens
  • LC-62 Front lens cap (installed)
  • LF-1 Rear lens cap (installed)
  • HN-23 Hood
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty form
  • Product Registration sheet
  • Nikon Extended Warranty offer

Product Highlights:

  • AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D lens
  • compatible with Nikon digital and film SLR cameras
    • This lens has no internal focusing motor. Autofocus not compatible with some Nikon camera bodies. Consult your camera manual for details.
  • effective focal length:
    • 85mm with full-frame sensor digital or 35mm film cameras
    • 127.5mm with APS-C sensor cameras
  • minimum focus distance: 2.8 ft.
  • minimum aperture: f/16
  • lens construction: 6 elements in 6 groups
  • attachment/filter size: 62mm
  • lens is 2-5/16" in diameter, 2-13/16" long
  • weight: 13.2 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps

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Features and Specs

Brand Compatibility Nikon
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 85mm
Maximum Aperture F1.8
Weight 13.404 ounces
Parts Warranty 5 Years w/registration
Labor Warranty 5 Years w/registration

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Overview: The Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D lens is a fast, compact telephoto lens which is ideal for indoor or outdoor portraits, as well as indoor sports and stage productions. The telephoto lens offers rear focusing for fast AF operation and provides subtle blurring of backgrounds for beautifully natural-looking portraits. The lens operates with all Nikon interchangeable-lens SLR models.


  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
  • Minimum Aperture: f/16
  • Picture Angle: 28°, 30"
  • Distance Scale: Graduated in meters and feet from 0.85m (3.0 ft) to infinity
  • Aperture Scale: f/1.8 to f/16 on both standard and aperture-direct-readout scales
  • Type of Mount: Nikon F-bayonet type
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
  • Lens Construction: 6 elements in 6 groups
  • Dimensions: Diameter = 2.8125", Length = 2.6875"
  • Weight: approximately 13.404 ounces

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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