Excerpt: I'm a professional photographer specializing in High School Portraits and Boudoir. I don't know how I lived without this lens in my arsenal coming from a 50mm. Wonderfully sharp even at 1.8, which I'm swooning over.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
An absolute Must ....easy on the wallet, Very sharp no CA.
Serge A., B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I believe that every photographer Pro, or Enthusiast must own a prime lens or two.I've tried both the F1.8 and the much more expensive F1.4, and frankly for the large majority of folks who are looking at this lens , I would recommend the F1.8mm.Earlier this year, I upgraded my primary bodies to...
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
Excerpt: I only use natural light for my work and I was looking for a fast lens for the GH4 that blends quality with affordability . I am using a speed booster which effectively turns this lens to a 1.2 .
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this for low-light long shots for use with my D7100. I have had mixed results with focusing in mixed lighting. When it focuses, over 80% of the time, the images are very impressive. I like the color rendering. Depth of field is very narrow at fast apertures...
Excerpt: I shoot weddings and portraits almost exclusively. The Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 is sharp corner to corner at all apertures, has held up very well (bouncing around on the end of a sling for 8-10 hours without complaint or reduced function), and the hood stays put nicely. AF is quick and reliable.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: The 85 1.8 is quickly becoming the lens I find a way to use even if it is not the best focal length. Great for portraits but also use of landscape. Using on older DSLR with smaller sensor but this lens allows be to get the most resolution possible outside of a 5x more expensive Zeiss.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh