Nikon 85mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens - Nikon U.S.A. Warranty - Accessory Bundle with Tiffen 62mm UV Filter, Lens Cap Leash, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit

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About Nikon 85mm F/1.8



Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (117),Lightweight (92),Consistent output (83),Easily interchangeable (62),Strong construction (62),Durable (52),Rugged (31),Clear glass (8),Easy to clean (7),Easily mounted (6),Sharp (5)
Cons:
Nice bokeh (93),Slow focus (11),Weak casing (7),Heavy (4),Chromatic aberration (3)
Best Uses:
Low light (83),Weddings (78),Night photography (44),Portraits (40),Sports/action (34),Landscape/scenery (30),Wildlife photos (15),General purpose (13),Photojournalism (8),Macro photography (5),Travel (5),Video (5) Documentary (4),Fun (4),Portrait (4),Professional work (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (54),Semi-pro photographer (48),Enthusiast (18),Pro photographer (16),Casual photographer (9),Semi-professional (7)

Nikon 85mm F/1.8 Features

  • Compact and portable telephoto lens that is ideal for portraits
  • Rear focusing for fast AF operation
  • Subtle blurring of background for beautifully natural and evocative portraits
  • An excellent choice for your first telephoto lens.

Nikon 85mm F/1.8 Specifications

Construction
6 Groups / 6 Elements
Format Compatibility
Nikon FX/35mm Film / Nikon DX
Note: AF not supported by D40, D60, D3000 & D5000 cameras
Camera Mount Type
Nikon F
Angle of view
28° 30'
F stop range
1.8-16
Closest Focusing Distance
3 ft.
Maximum Magnification
1:8.8
Filter Size
62mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
2.3 x 2.8"
Weight
13.2 oz

Nikon 85mm F/1.8 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 226 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (172)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Reviewed by 226 customers

 
5.0

Super sharp lens

By

from Jupiter, Florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Portraits

 
4.0

D700 and this lens is the perfect combo

By

from El Paso, TX  -  Pro Photographer

Headshots, bokeh, colors, crispness, this lens has it all.

 
4.0

Fantastic lens, fantastic price

By

from Boyd TX  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I purchased this lens mainly for indoor sports, but I used it to take some Senior photos of my nephew. Wow! It was great! Great condition for being a used item.

 
4.0

Fantastic lens, fantastic price

By

from Boyd TX  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I purchased this lens for indoor sports use, but I used it to shoot my nephew's senior pics. Wow, it did great! Very good condition for a used item!

 
5.0

good in low light

By

from Charlotte, North Carolina  -  Photo Enthusiast

I used this lens to photograph my grandaughter's junior high basketball games. It worked well in a typical, dimly lit, junior high gym.

 
5.0

Awesome Lens

By

from NC  -  Casual Photographer

An everything lens that is the sharpest!

 
5.0

Really worth waiting for!

By

from Montreal, Quebec, Canada  -  Photo Enthusiast

I waited three months for this lens because of a special price issued by Adorama in June 2014. At one point, it was unsure if the offer would be delivered by the manufacturer but it finally came through. I saved $160 on this lens thanks to Adorama. Is it in good condition? The best. I used it immediately to take portraits and landscape shots and it certainly requires good technique but delivers top notch results as expected from all reviews of this lens. I had waited 3 years for this lens and waiting an additional 3 months for this deal was a cakewalk. Thank you Adorama!

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

By

from NC  -  Casual Photographer

This lens is so sharp and reasonably priced!

 
5.0

Great lens and very versatile

By

from chicago, IL

Just upgraded to an FX body and so still experimenting, but have found a terrific use for this lens on my old DX body. It works great as a semi-telephoto lens, which I use to snap awesome action pics of kids' hockey games! The arenas are often dimly lit compared to NHL games, but this lens lets me take bright, crisp pics at 1/500 of a second from behind the glass. At larger apertures, the skaters appear so crisp and colorful, and really pop against the soft backgrounds. Lens not long enough to shoot from stands or bench; guess I am going to have to bite the bullet and get the 70-200 mm f2.8 and pop that on my D610.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If only every lens were this good….

By

from Long Island, NY

I had heard great things about this gem, yet it has surpassed my expectations. At less than $500 it is fantastic value. I took some comparison shots with my 80-200mm F2.8D and I could see the difference on the camera monitor without any magnification - the shots taken on the 85 1.8 just popped at f2.8. Comparing later on Photoshop the difference was profound - sharpness, contrast, colour rendition and chromatic aberration were just night and day better. One would obviously expect the latest fixed focal length lens to trump an older zoom, but I was blown away by how great the difference was and the fact that I could even see it as soon as I glanced at my camera LCD. I was also pleasantly surprised at the heft, given the reviews which made it sound so delicate. It feels solidly made given the materials and is a lot nicer to hand-hold for longer periods than my beloved 80-200 tank. The focus ring, whilst not as good as that on the zoom, also has much better dampening than I was expecting. Great product, great price. More like this please Nikon!

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JAMES K  Love this lens. Very sharp, and is my portraiture workhorse for my D300S.
mikey m  Im ordering this lens and I need a Nikon matching hood to go with it. Part #?
JENNIFER C  The one I ordered/received from Adorama included a hood.
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