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
Excerpt: This is a great portrait lens on full frame cameras. It exhibits great qualities: smooth broken, extremely sharp, color and contrast are excellent. It produces fabulous images for a $[$]investment.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh