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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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Overall 8

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G

PC Magazine
23 March 2015
  • 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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Lens Test: Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor

Pop Photo
8 October 2012
  • 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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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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Expert Review

7 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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Overall 10

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G Review

What Digital Camera
29 December 2011
  • 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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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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Overall 10

Expert Review

Photo answers
18 July 2012
  • Conclusion: This is a fantastic lens that performs superbly, with unbeatable optical quality, smooth and quiet autofocus and an aperture range perfectly suited to portraiture. These factors combine to make it a real joy to use, but with quite a specific application, it may not find its way into everyone's...
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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

24 June 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

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Lens Review

26 March 2012
  • Summary: As an update to a lens design that has stood the test of time through at least a couple of decades, this new 85mm f/1.8 represents a good job on Nikon's part. Image sharpness is excellent where it is needed – in the centre at wide apertures and across the frame when stopped down – the build quality...
  • Pros: Excellent sharpness, Lightweight, Decent build quality, Internal focusing, Low CA and distortion
  • Cons: Falloff quite pronounced at wide apertures, Focusing speeds adequate, but not amazing., Lens specification
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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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