Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G lens review at Photozone.de

Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G lens review at Photozone.de

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.

Typical for a FX prime used on a DX camera, the amount of vignetting is a bit pronounced at the largest aperture, but no issue anymore when stopped down. As with most fast glass, there is a fair amount of Bokeh fringing. CAs are well controlled and there is virtually no distortion. As you'd expect from such a lens it offers very smooth bokeh.

The build quality is on a very high level. Thanks to an AF-S drive autofocus action is virtually silent and quite fast for a portrait lens.

So, in summary, the lens is no doubt highly recommended!"

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