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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
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Initial Price: 
$1700
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Nano Crystal Coat
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Internal Focus (IF)
  • 9 blades rounded diaphragm opening
  • Metal mount
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G

Overview

Description by Nikon:

Ultra-fast classic portrait lens
High performance FX-format f/1.4 medium-telephoto lens is perfect for portraits, low-light applications offering beautiful Bokeh (background blur) and outstanding picture quality.

Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format
D-SLRs DX-format D-SLR angle of view is equivalent to a focal length of 127.5mm in FX/35mm format.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare

Nano Crystal Coat
Use of Nano Crystal Coat further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.

Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.

Internal Focus (IF)
Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.

M/A Focus Mode Switch
Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.

Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Renders more natural Bokeh (background blur)

Reviews

Markus Stamm reviews the lens with a Nikon D7000 DX format Dslr camera:

"Nikon has a winner here, the AF-S 85/1.4 performs on a very high level. Sharpness is excellent in the image center from f/2 onwards, border and corners follow only slightly behind wide open, reaching excellent resolution stopped down, too. For a portrait lens, this is a quite rare performance characteristic. For the intended usage, portraiture, a lack of sharpness towards the borders and corners usually would not be an issue, but having the extra sharpness available opens up new creative options.

Post date: 02/03/2013 - 15:12

"Weighing 595g, this new optic is around 45g heavier than its predecessor and feels very well put together as a result. It is still not what I would call a heavy lens though and it balances perfectly on my D700, with or without the MB-D10 grip attached. Just like with Nikon's other new professional prime lenses the build quality is superb. It is finished in a matt textured black finish with a gold ring near the filter thread

Post date: 09/06/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$1700
Release Date: 
08/2010
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
22.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
1.7 TStop
Distortion: 
0.20%
Vignetting: 
-1.6 EV
Chr. aberration: 
7.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Nikon F mount
AF Motor type: 
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
85mm
Angle of view: 
28.5°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.1x
Lens construction: 
10 elements in 9 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
9 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture: 
f/16.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.85m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system : 
No
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
86.0mm
Length: 
84.0mm
Weight: 
660.0 g
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing: 
Yes
Weather sealing details: 
Resistant to dust and moisture
Filter Diameter: 
77mm
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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