Review Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF

Lens Overview - Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4

Often described as the ideal lens for portraiture, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G is a short-telephoto prime characterized by its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture and ability to isolate subjects using shallow depth of field. The slightly long focal length and fast design are complemented by a rounded nine-blade diaphragm, which helps to achieve a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality. Individual elements feature both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings, which suppress lens flare and ghosting in order to produce greater contrast and color rendering when working in bright and backlit conditions. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor affords fast and precise autofocus capabilities along with full-time manual focus control.

Short-telephoto prime is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
Notably fast f/1.4 maximum aperture helps to isolate subjects and achieve shallow depth of field effects. This bright design also excels in low-light conditions.
A Nano Crystal Coat, along with a Super Integrated Coating, has been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.
An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 Latest Price



Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View28° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance2.79' / 85 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design10 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.39 x 3.31" / 86.2 x 84 mm
Weight1.31 lb / 595 g

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Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 Canon $650 $1000 2018Samyang Wide
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Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Sony $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
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Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Sony FE $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
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Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Nikon $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 25mm F1.2 PRO $779 $1199 2016Olympus Wide
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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm F1.2 PRO $780 $1200 2017Olympus Superwide
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Lens Technical

Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IFSigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM ASigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sigma
Name Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IFSigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sony FESigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sigma
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/1.4f/1.4f/1.4
Year 199520182018
Mount Type Nikon F FXSony FESigma SA
Lens Type Lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens TelephotoLens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $1230
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 85105105
Global 35.6377
Effective Mega Pixel 22.5333
Distorsion 0.145
Vignetting -1.37774
Tstop 1.6115
Ac 6.56388
Vignetting Ranking 9608
Tstop Ranking 507
Ac Ranking 3924
Pixel Depth 36.3
Price Sensor 3300
Sensor Raw 36.56
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Dec. 1995Feb. 2018Feb. 2018
Brand NikonSigmaSigma


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