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.
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...
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
Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8 G (DX) - Review / Lab Test Report
5 February 2012
Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8 G is an excellent lens. It performs on a very high level in almost any regard, even on the high resolution DX sensor of the Nikon D7000. Sharpness is excellent in the image center straight from the largest aperture, the borders and corners deliver very good resolution wide...
Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8 G (FX) - Review / Test Report
2 February 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.