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Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S
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Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S

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Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G Review

What Digital Camera
20 February 2013
  • Summary: Overall, Nikon’s 85mm f/1.8G prime is everything that any discerning buyer could want. The fact that Nikon includes a protective soft pouch with the lens is a very nice additional touch. All that is missing is a vibration control system.
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Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Camera Labs
1 May 2012
  • Excerpt: The Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G is a short telephoto lens announced January 2012. It's the long-awaited successor of the Nikkor AF 85mm f1.8D from 1994 and the considerably more affordable sibling of the AF-S 85mm f1.4G from August 2010 - see my
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Overall 8

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G

PC Magazine
20 April 2012
  • Conclusion: The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G is a light and compact lens that's ideal for portraiture. It's quite sharp, and equally affordable.
  • Pros: Excellent sharpness. Minimal distortion. Wide aperture. Inexpensive.
  • Cons: Lacks optical stabilization. Limited close focus capability.
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Expert Review

13 March 2012
  • Excerpt: In this video, we take a look at Nikon's latest 85mm lens. We shoot some pole dancing and silk dancing at the Aerial Arts Academy. Aerial Arts Academy website: http://www.aerialartsacademy.com/
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* Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens

The Digital Picture
8 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Is the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know about the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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REVIEW: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G

8 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G This medium telephoto lens from Nikon can be picked up for around £470 and sports a silent focusing motor and an internal focusing mechanism.
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Lens Test: Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor

Pop Photo
1 October 2008
  • Excerpt: When nikon introduced its full-frame D4 for pros in January, it also had something for its amateur fans: the 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor ($500, street)—the fifth 85mm for FX bodies in its current catalog.
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Overall 8
Value for money 8
Overall quality 7
Build quality 8

Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8 G (CX) - Review / Test Report

29 April 2012
  • Conclusion: The Nikon AF-S 85/1.8 struggles a bit at its largest aperture on the tiny CX sensor, but stopped down the results are very good to excellent. As can be expected from a lens designed for a much larger sensor, distortion and vignetting are no issues at all. CAs are very low, too.
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Overall 9
Value for money 10
Overall quality 9
Build quality 8

Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8 G (FX) - Review / Test Report

25 April 2012
  • Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8 G is an excellent lens that performs on a very high level in almost any regard. Sharpness is excellent in the image center straight from the largest aperture, the borders and corners deliver very good resolution wide open and excellent sharpness stopped down.
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AF-S 85 mm f/1.8G

10 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I must admit it – I really like many of latest Nikon launches. I always emphasize the fact that it is easy to produce fast and horribly expensive instruments which only professionals can afford.
  • Cons: Significant longitudinal chromatic aberration,, Weak work against the light,, Significant vignetting on full frame.
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