Review Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

Lens Overview - Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8

A highly desirable focal length for portraiture, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G from Nikon is a short-telephoto prime featuring a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture. This design finds balance between a lightweight, compact form factor while also being fast enough to effectively control depth of field and suit working in low light. Individual lens elements feature a Super Integrated Coating, which controls flare and ghosting to produce greater contrast and color fidelity when working in bright and backlit conditions. Additionally, the Silent Wave Motor affords fast and accurate autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.

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.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture helps to achieve shallow depth of field imagery and also benefits working in low-light conditions.
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 seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 018208022014

Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 Latest Price



Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View28° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance2.62' / 80 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design9 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.15 x 2.87" / 80 x 73 mm
Weight12.35 oz / 350 g

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Lens Technical

Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8DYongnuo YN 50mm F1.8 II CanonSigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM A
Name Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8DYongnuo YN 50mm F1.8 II CanonSigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM A Sony FE
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/1.8f/1.8f/1.8
Year 199420182018
Mount Type Nikon F FXCanon EFSony FE
Lens Type Lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens MediumLens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $460$90$1400
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 8550135
Global 34.5991
Effective Mega Pixel 22.6264
Distorsion 0.089
Vignetting -1.3171
Tstop 1.90084
Ac 3.91085
Vignetting Ranking 9400
Tstop Ranking 1725
Ac Ranking 1185
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 Mar. 1994May. 2018Aug. 2018
Brand NikonYongnuoSigma


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