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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G
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245 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 reviews of Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 95/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 245 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on

98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G LensNikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: JRyan (

Good choice for a portrait lens


This is a good choice for a portrait lens if you own a Nikon body and are looking to get the best value for the money. It\'s perfectly capable of beautiful images. If I had to nitpick, I\'d say the focusing speed is noticeably slower than my...

Accurate focus","Lightweight","Nice Bokeh

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Ken (

Fast Portrait Lens


Great companion portrait lens to the classic 105mm - the slightly wider field makes for nice portraits of couples\/families and small groups. But a fast lens like this puts it in the \'pro\' category where you don\'t expect to find a plastic barrel....

Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Lightweight","Nice Bokeh

No aperture ring","Plastic barrel

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: diamante67 (

wonderful portrait lens


I just upgraded to full frame (D700) and wanted a longer portrait lens for headshots. Besides, my 50mm f\/1.4G was unsatisfactory because it has slow focus. The 85mm is anything like that: extremely sharp even at f\/1.8, even in low light conditions. I...

Consistent Output","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Lightweight

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: amvisual (

Great for the money


This is a fantastic bargain for a lens with this image quality. Although it is made of plastic, the optic inside is top notch. You can\'t find any better 85mm lens for the money on Nikon. I used to have teh Sigma 85mm f\/1.4 before this and I was very...

Consistent Output","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Image quality","Lightweight","Nice Bokeh","Sharpness


Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: TiaMathurin (

Awesome portrait lens


I use with a D4 body. I waited a year and finally got this lens. I usually have my camera set on manual, but on auto it has extremely fast focus! Depth of field is also excellent. If you can afford it, get it!

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Rachael (

This is an awesome lens!!


I have no complaints with this lens! I use it was more than my 50mm. And I love my 50! It's not as good as the 50mm in low light but I haven't found that to be a big problem. I just bump up the ISO a little bit more.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: SpedaleJr (

Super clean photos.


I must say this is the best lens I've put on my D7100. The photos are extremely sharp yet elegant and beautiful looking . I would trade this camera just for this lens. So amazing. Only downside is there's no ED elements in there is chromatic abrasions .

May, 2015

Consumer review by: photofreak (

All around great lens



Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Sweetie (



Love this lens! Made all the difference in the world

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Cart18 (

Great professional level lens.


Great professional level lens. Makes unbelievable portrait pictures.

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications

Nikon is a precision optical company with worldwide manufacturing, research and marketing capabilities. The Nikon name is equated with extraordinary photographic performance, innovation, precision and optical quality. PRODUCT FEATURES: High performance fast maximum aperture Nikkor telephoto lens; Internal focusing for fast AF operation; Rounded diaphragm makes out of focus elements appear more natural; Fast f/1.4 aperture is helpful in shooting indoor sports or stage productions.


Accessory Type:Diopter correction eyepiece
Compatibility (Camera Model):Nikon F65 / Nikon F80/Nikon F80 / Nikon F65/Nikon FA / Nikon FE / Nikon FE2 / Nikon FM / Nikon FM2 / Nikon FM3A
Compatibility (Product Type):Camera

Dimensions & Weight



Model:+0.5 Correction Eyepiece/+1.0 Correction Eyepiece/0.0 Neutral Correction Eyepiece
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon/Nikon Nikkor/Nikon PC Micro-Nikkor/Sigma

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual/Manual
Lens Aperture:F/1.4/F/1.8/F/2.8/F/4.0-5.6
Max Focal Length:300mm
Max View Angle:28.5degrees/28degrees/34.3degrees
Min Focal Length:70mm/85mm
Min Focus Range:15.4in/33.5in/35.8in/36in/37.4in
Optical Zoom:4.3
Special Functions:Macro / Tele / Zoom/Macro / Tilt-shift/Tele/Tilt-shift
System Type:Lens
Type:Lens/Telephoto lens/Telephoto zoom lens/Tilt-shift lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Canon EF/Nikon F

Optical System

Magnification:0.11/1 / 2/1 / 7.9/1 / 9.2