Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G

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  • Extremely versatile
  • great aperture values
  • good-looking bokeh
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  • 7-blade design
  • plastic feel

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.8G Review

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G is one of the most popular and praised lens from the Nippon brand. So if you are looking for a new lens system to add to your collection, this should be your next purchase. Indeed, the 85mm standard is one of Nikon's classics, the first lens system of this kind being launched in 1949. Since then, they have perfected the technology and constantly refined their elements of choice, to in the end create the current product, which works well in a wide range of environments. The compatibility range is extremely wide: whether you have an entry-level device like the D40 or a high-end camera like the D800, the lens will always do a great job. When you have a Nikon DSLR camera and you add the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens on it, you can be sure you will take some of the finest photos.

 

Portraits become for instance more vivid than with a 50mm lens and the background blur is richer, while remaining natural. The bokeh you are able to capture at f/1.8 is the result of advancement decades in the field of product design. The 9-lens system is ideal for your needs and suited for even more situations. You might not always have studio conditions to take a photo of someone, but you will still be required to press the button. This is where the difference between a regular lens system and this one, especially in low-light conditions. When you have to take someone's photo in a poorly lit environment, you do not have to be afraid of noise or overall poor quality thanks to this lens.

 

For some, the design of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens might lack the old-fashioned metal feel, but the plastic employed in the construction is quite sturdy, so you don not have to worry about issues coming from the side. If the outside does not have too much to impress you with, the inside still has plenty of features you need to know about. One of them is the Silent Wave Motor, in which ultrasonic vibrations are used to perfectly focus the lens with no sound involved. The Super Integrated Coating has also been employed in the lens design, each optical element being coated like this to maximize its quality and durability.

 

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G features a 7-blade diaphragm design and, aside from that, 35mm cameras using manual focus are not compatible with it. However, even a cheap DSLR can make use of this lens thanks to the built-in autofocus features of the system. The lens also benefit from the Internal Focusing feature. Thanks to it, the overall system design is more compact and the focus distance has been reduced. You can focus on objects as close as 2.6" away from the lens. The aperture goes from f/1.8 to f/16, covering a lot of your needs when it comes to a lens system.

 

  • The Good :
    Extremely versatile great aperture values good-looking bokeh
  • The Bad :
    7-blade design plastic feel
Our score:
5 / 5

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  • The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G is manufactured by Nikon and was added in December 2014 in the Camera Lenses section
  • This product has a rating of 5.0 out of 5

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