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Overview

Portable medium telephoto — ideal for portraits
  • High-speed telephoto lens
  • RF (Rear Focusing) system for fast and smooth optical performance
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Ideal for indoor or outdoor portraits

Lens Specifications

Generic Lens Specifications

Lens Type Prime
IS / VR / OS None
Min Focal Length (mm) 85
Max Focal Length (mm) 85
Number of Elements 6
Element Groups 6
Max Aperture 1.8
Minimum Aperture 16
Diaphragm Blades 9
Closest Focus Distance (m) 0.85
Filter Type Screw In
Filter Diameter (mm) 62
Diameter at widest (mm) 71
Lens Length (mm) 58
Weight (g) 380

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Nikon 85mm f1.8D AF

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Reviewed by lee
December 20, 2007
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4.4
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4.4   (125)
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4.4   (125)
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4.4   (125)
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4.4   (125)
 
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Reviewed on: October 06, 2014
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Ive had the lens before and it's one of my favorites, and the one i received is great Except.... the UV filter that was one this lens was a giant pain in the A.. to take off. Couldn't tell if it was the lens ring or the filter grooves that were bad but once off I was glad to find it was the filter grooves bad. I was very irritated at how over-tight it was put on. The lens almost went back but its good. Still the lens is a favorite and except for the filter ring, great condition.

 

Great lens.Great shipping. 1 Minor Issue. All good

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Reviewed on: September 30, 2014
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Lovely bokah... Amazing lens, this has definitely become my go-to for the majority of what I shoot.

 

Fantastic, love this lens.

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Reviewed on: September 21, 2014
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Only had a chance to use it once, but was good for closeup shots of flowers. Will use it this Fall and Winter for close up photography with people

 

but was good for closeup shots of flowers

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Reviewed on: July 26, 2014
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What a great lens for the price. It is necessary to "zoom using feet" with a prime lens, but wow you sure get great glass when you don't have to pay for zoom mechanism.

 

Great portraits

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Reviewed on: July 15, 2014
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I've been very happy with the 85 1.8D lens I bought used last year. I chose it over the 85 1.8G because it's less expensive verses a used G version. And it has the aperture ring, so I can also use it on my old manual focus film bodies. The aperture ring also allows me to change f stop while a video is in progress on my D7100. It has a smaller filter size also-62mm vs 67 for the newer version. It focuses very fast for a screwdrive lens. Image quality is stunning! When used with a Nikon 6t close up lens, it delivers superb image quality for macro duty when stopped down to about f/5.6 or smaller. It has really good bokeh, but not quite as buttery smooth as the 85 1.4D. And the aperture blades are not rounded like Nikon's other 3 autofocus 85's. So that means stopping the lens down any will make out of focus highlights shaped like 9 sided polygons instead of round. So if bokeh is your most important characteristic of a lens, you'd be happier with the 85 1.4. My only real complaint is the smallest aperture is f/16. It does not stop down to 22 or 32 like most lenses. So you may not get as much depth of field as you like in certain situations. ***Being an older screwdrive autofocus design, it will not auto focus with many of the lower end digital bodies, such as the D40, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, and D5300. Every function will work with those bodies, including all metering and exposure modes, just no auto focus. So if the autofocus issue is a problem with you, get the 85 1.8G. Otherwise it's a fine lens and you'll love it.

 
 
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