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The Nikon 85mm f1.8 is a fast aperture medium-telephoto prime FX lens. Nikon has re-designed the optical system that meets the requirements of today’s DSLR and is capable of taking variety of images with superb clarity and sharpness. The Silent Wave Motor ensures discreet but accurate autofocus. The large aperture allows you to capture images that give a beautifully blurred background. When mounted on a DX-format DSLR, this 85mm prime delivers an apparent focal length of approximately 128mm.
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Good lens clear pictures
By Wendy B
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Nikon 85mm f1.8 G AF-S Lens:
I bought this lens to get close ups of my grandchildren. Without being in their face, I wasn't disappointed.I found this lens particularly good on a recent weekend to the Peak District we were able to get good clear close ups of the wildlife which visited our cabin, squirrels would sit nibbling bits which we had left out for them and this lens captured them without scaring them off, although you are unable to zoom in and out I found it great for getting those close ups whilst being discreet, great lens love it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A fine lens. It does take some time to get used to and get the best out of it.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very impressive picture quality on my D600 - lovely smooth and pin sharp images. So far used for portraits and scenic shots and the results have been very impressive - just need to improve my photography now to match!Focusing is a slightly slow if I am picky but otherwise a great buy for the money.
from Highlands, Scotland
I bought this lens to photograph mountain bike racing as I was finding zooms too slow focusing and the faster lens speed means I can also use a faster shooter speed without ramping up ISO.The AF is phenomenally good on my Nikon 300S camera and this lens has barely been off the camera. A great focal length using a DX format for cycling and image quality is superb.
very good lens
About Me Getting started
This is a very well made lens. The auto focus is great and the pictures it produces with my d800 are very good under all conditions.
Confusion Ended !!!
About Me Professional
Ok like most of you it's been the great debate of do I buy a new 1.8G or a used 1.4D lens. Well it's all over now, I've taken the plunge and brought the 1.8G. It quite simply amazing, sharp, great colours,light weight and now my new best friend, I also have a few current £1000 plus 2.8 lenses so hopefully that puts a little perspective on prior statement. Yes it's plastic but unless you drop it from a great height then you'll be just fine, believe me coupled with a full frame D3s this is heaven on the back and you'll think plastic is the best invention since sliced bread again. With regards to Bokeh it's great and to spend nearly another grand for just that little bit more is just madness !!! This lens is great for everyone, beginners through to pro's and I have highly recommended it to my students over the past months. If your thinking about it don't just buy it !! If you've got more money than sense and want to earn bragging rights then you'll be buying the 1.4G no offense but I know you exist ;o)
I got very good quality results.
By Sergio Garcia
I got very sharp images. I use mainly it for portraits.
A great portrait lens
An excellent portrait lens, whether formal, studio style portraits or informal shots of children or pets around the house and garden.This lens is very sharp even wide open. The only downside is a degree of colour fringing in high contrast situations when wide open, but this is easily corrected in post processing and is unlikely to be a problem in normal use.
Substantial improvement on previous Nikon 85mm f1.8D.Really sharp wide open with great contrast and colour control.Perfect for portraiture to isolate subjects from background yet light and easy to manage.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Second Prime lens I got and now my go to lens for Portrait work. Fantastic Lens with super fast silent focus and consistent results. Highly recommended
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