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

Model #2201

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Nikon 2201 1
Nikon 2201 1
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Specifications

Physical

Weight 0.78 lb (0.35 kg)
Filter thread 67 mm
Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 3.1 x 2.9" (7.87 x 7.37 cm)

Performance

Camera mount type Nikon F
Format compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Minimum focus distance 2.62' (0.8 m)
Focal length 85 mm
Groups/elements 9/9
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8 - 1.8
Minimum: f/16 - 16
Angle of view 28°
DX Picture Angle: 18°
Magnification 0.12x
Diaphragm blades 7

Features

Autofocus Yes
Expert Reviews
Pc magazine.32817846
23 March 2015
8.0/10

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G is a light and compact lens that's ideal for portraiture. It's quite sharp, and equally affordable.

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    Excellent sharpness. Minimal distortion. Wide aperture. Inexpensive.

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    Lacks optical stabilization. Limited close focus capability.

What digital camera.32818507
20 February 2013
9.5/10

The Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G promises excellent performance at what is an extremely versatile prime focal length

Photo net.34752471
3 June 2012

For a number of years, I had been considering a Nikon 85mm portrait lens. Earlier when the top-of-the-line Nikon 85mm lens was the f1.4 AF-D, I decided to wait until an AF-S version was available. In August 2010, Nikon finally introduced the 85mm/f1.4 AF-S at $1700.

Pop photo.32824722
17 August 2012

When nikon introduced its full-frame D4 for pros in January, it also had something for its amateur fans: the 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor ($500, street)—the fifth 85mm for FX bodies in its current catalog.

Imaging resource.34355410
19 March 2012

Nikon has produced an excellent update to the long-lived 85mm Æ’/1.8D: while autofocus performance isn't quite as fast in the 85mm Æ’/1.8G, the majority of photographers using this lens probably won't be using it in applications that demand superfast focusing, anyway.

Photodo.33034400
17 August 2012

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G This medium telephoto lens from Nikon can be picked up for around £470 and sports a silent focusing motor and an internal focusing mechanism.

Digitalrev.34355141
7 March 2012

In this video, we take a look at Nikon's latest 85mm lens. We shoot some pole dancing and silk dancing at the Aerial Arts Academy.Aerial Arts Academy website: http://www.aerialartsacademy.com/

Reviewed.34355474
5 May 2015
9.4/10

With an f/1.8 portrait lens this sweet, who needs f/1.4?

Photozone de.34752480
23 October 2012
9.0/10

The Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8 G is an excellent lens. It performs on a very high level in almost any regard, even on the high resolution DX sensor of the Nikon D7000. Sharpness is excellent in the image center straight from the largest aperture, the borders and corners deliver very good resolution wide...

Photozone de.34752480
24 June 2012
7.7/10

The Nikon AF-S 85/1.8 struggles a bit at its largest aperture on the tiny CX sensor, but stopped down the results are very good to excellent. As can be expected from a lens designed for a much larger sensor, distortion and vignetting are no issues at all. CAs are very low, too.

User Reviews
Nikon.33656001
16 October 2016
10/10

In preparing for a trip to India and Nepal, I tested my Nikon 85mm f/1.8G lens on my Nikon D500. The lens worked extremely well and is relatively small and light weight for traveling.

B h photo.32817553
11 June 2017
8.0/10

I had wanted to get an 85mm prime lens for some time but never did. I finally pulled the trigger in early Apr. 2017 and I couldn't be happier with this lens. I had rented and shot with the f/1.4G version of the lens but I was not happy due to its softness wide open.

Crutchfield.32829990
12 January 2016
10/10

Excellent lens Does well in low light conditions. Auto focus doesn't perform well. Switched it to manual focus & it remedied the "problem"

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    sharp, excellent in low light, beautiful bokeh (manual focus)

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    the auto focus is a bit sluggish.

Amazon.32817384
28 July 2017
10/10

I absolutely LOVE this lens. It takes fantastic pictures. Its crisp and clear. It is a beautiful portrait lens and is a must-have for your photography lens collection. In addition to portraits I find this great for close up shots of nature, details, etc. it has great speed and sharp focus.

Imaging resource.34355410
1 February 2015
10/10

Sharpness is well covered by the technical review - in use this is not a lens you need to pixel peep to see if it's better. The pictures just hop off the page and tell you. How would I describe the effect in one word "clarity".

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    Jaw dropping colour and clarity, inexpensive.

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    None

Cameta.34170697
7 May 2013
8.0/10

I use this lens on my Nikon D5100 for natural light portraits and grandkids volleyball & basketball photos. Focus speed is good in qym lighting. Although I haven't completely tested it, some reviews show best sharpness & quality at f4 to f8. Very pleased with results so far.

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    Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh

Abt electronics.32817785
14 October 2015
6.0/10

Easy to use, not fancy, utilitarian

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    Consistent Output, Lightweight, Rugged

Buydig.33956271
8 November 2012
10/10

Outstanding sharpness just like it smaller brother 50mm f1.8. I nice and light with super quick focus. Great buy!!

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    Outstanding sharpness just like it smaller brother 50mm f1.8. I nice and light with super quick focus. Great buy!!

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    NONE

Wolfcamera com.34753814
7 March 2012
10/10

I use this product for portraits of the family and what I get for the price is amazing.

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    Bokeh, Contrast, price

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    Plastic feel

B h photo.32817553
1 week ago
10/10

Fast autofocus, razor sharp, lightweight.

Product Highlights
  • Fast: f/1.8 Compact Prime Lens
  • Optimized for FX Format
  • Nikon F-Bayonet Mount
  • Silent Wave Motor with Internal Focus
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating
8.9/10
Average Expert Score
9.6/10
Average User Score
In The Box
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens
  • HB-62 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • 67mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • CL-1015 Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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