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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
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121 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews of Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G. 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. Views about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated.

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On average, users rate this product 95/100 and experts rate this product 87/100.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

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 (

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...

Expert review by : PhotographyBLOG (

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Camera Labs (

Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

May, 2012

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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 (

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

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Expert Review

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Szymon Starczewski (

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85 mm f/1.8G


I must admit it – I really like many of latest Nikon launches. I always emphasize the fact that it is easy to produce fast and horribly expensive instruments which only professionals can afford. Far more difficult is producing optically and...

Excellent image quality in the frame centre ; Very good image quality on the edge of the APS-C/DX sensor and full frame ; Slight lateral chromatic aberration ; Negligible distortion ; Low coma ; Imperceptible astigmatism ; Slight vignetting on the...

Significant longitudinal chromatic aberration ; Weak work against the light ; Significant vignetting on full frame

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G Review

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : (

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


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...

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 16
Component for:SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):18
Fixed focal length:3.35
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Lens mount interface:Nikon F
Lens structure:9/9
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/9
Lens Type:Telephoto
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):31.5
Number of diaphragm blades:7
Reproduction ratio:0.12


Camera brands compatibility:Nikon

Weight & Dimensions

Filter size:2.64