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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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348 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 reviews of Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Comments about the size and usability are overall positive. The design and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the reliability.

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On average, users rate this product 95/100 and experts rate this product 89/100.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

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

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Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G

 

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.

Excellent sharpness. Minimal distortion. Wide aperture. Inexpensive.

Lacks optical stabilization. Limited close focus capability.

Getting this kind of optical performance for $500 is a treat, especially when you consider that similar f/1.4 lenses from Zeiss and Nikon can cost more than twice as much. The close focus distance is a little limiting, but if you're a macro shooter...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens Review

 

While I hope to create a full Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems...

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Review

 

Optically, the AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G is excellent, which given its reasonable price tag is a very nice surprise. Sharpness is excellent in the centre from f2.8 to f/11, with f5.6-f/11 producing the sharpest results at the edges of the frame. Bokeh is...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : PhotographyBLOG (photographyblog.com)

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G

 
Nov, 2011

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Review

 

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

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Julia Silber (popphoto.com)

Lens Test: Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor

 

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. This newest 85mm also belongs to another Nikon...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

 
May, 2012

Expert review by (pdngearguide.com)

Lens Review: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.8G

 

Nikon's latest portrait lens offers great quality at a more reasonable cost.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Ken Rockwell (kenrockwell.com)

Nikon 85mm f/1.8 G Review

 

If you intend to use this new lens on one of Nikon's cheaper DSLRs that lacks its own AF motor, get this 85/1.8 G lens.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : photozone.de (photozone.de)

Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8 G (CX) - Review / Test Report

 

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.

Mar, 2013

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.

Accessories

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

Design

Color of product:Black
Mounting type:Bayonet

Dimensions & Weight

Diameter:2.8in/3.1in/3.2in/3.3in/3in
Length:2.5in/2in/3in/4in/5in
Weight:13.4oz/18.7oz/19.8oz/20.6oz/21.9oz/27.3oz

Header

Manufacturer:Nikon/SIGMA
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

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 16
Closest Focusing Distance:31.5
Component for:SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):18 / 28.5
Diagonal angle of view (min):18.85
Fixed focal length:3.35
Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual/Manual
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Internal focus (IF):Y
Lens Aperture:F/1.4/F/1.8/F/2.8/F/4.0-5.6
Lens mount interface:Nikon F
Lens structure:9/9
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/9
Lens Type:Telephoto
Max Focal Length:300mm
Max View Angle:28.5degrees/28degrees/34.3degrees
Maximum aperture number:16
Min Focal Length:70mm/85mm
Min Focus Range:15.4in/33.5in/35.8in/36in/37.4in
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):31.5
Number of diaphragm blades:7
Optical Zoom:4.3
Reproduction ratio:0.12 / 0.12X
Special Functions:Macro / Tele / Zoom/Macro / Tilt-shift/Tele/Tilt-shift
System Type:Lens
Type:Lens/Telephoto lens/Telephoto zoom lens/Tilt-shift lens
Viewing angle, horizontal:18.8
Viewing angle, vertical:28.5
Внутренняя фокусировка (IF): Yes

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Canon EF/Nikon F

Optical System

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

Other Features

Magnification:0.124

Performance

Auto focus: Yes
Camera brands compatibility:Nikon
Compatibility:FX/DX SLRs
Compatible products:FX/DX SLRs
Manual focus: Yes
Ultrasonic motor (USM): Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:3.15
Filter size:2.64
Length:2.87
Weight:12.3