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Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S
9.7 out of 10

Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S

Great Deal: $449.95

Reviews and Problems with Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S

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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon Quality Control Issue

Win Tun, B&H Photo
28 March 2015
  • Excerpt: 1st Copy: Severe Front Focus Issue 2nd Copy: Weather seal has a lot of micro cracks. I give 3 stars for optical performance (substract 1 star each from 1st and 2nd copies). If Nikon quality control was tighten, this lens is a very good performer.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Optically Very Good
  • Cons: Bad Quality Control, Severe Focus Inaccuracy, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Lot of potential

ucho808, B&H Photo
9 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I'd have given the lens a 4 star review if not for its poor chromatic aberrations. Also it's fairly soft at f/1.8 but it's usable in certain conditions. But, at f/2.8 and f/4, it's one of the sharpest Nikon lenses I've used!
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 6
6.0

A great value for the money

Dwight, Amazon
4 November 2013
  • Summary: PROS: Nice lens. Light weight lens. Good working focal length for portrait use. Nice wide aperture creates some creamy bokeh, not the best but very pleasant. This quick glass allows for sharp shots handheld without a tripod, even in low light. Lens is convenient to use walking around town.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

GD Photos, Adorama
15 October 2013
  • Excerpt: This is the second one I bought. I love the first one but I ended up giving to my brother. I bought a 24-70mm to see if it can be a replacement, but I felt the 85mm still performed better.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just got it today, looks used

GD Photos, Adorama
15 October 2013
  • Excerpt: This is the second one I bought. I love the first one but I ended up giving to my brother. I bought a 24-70mm to see if it can be a replacement, but I felt the 85mm still performed better.
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Overall 6
6.0

Meh

Shane, B&H Photo
25 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I kept reading great reviews about this lens so I bought it when it was $100 off a couple months ago. Some good things about it, it is lightweight and the bokeh is very nice throughout. However the chromatic abberation from f1.8 till about f3 was terrible.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Chromatic abberation
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Overall 6
6.0

still on back order since March15th

g, Adorama
21 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I would like to review it but after waiting for two months while it is on back order I am giving up hope of ever seeing this lens on my camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

g, Adorama
21 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I would like to review it but after waiting for two months while it is on back order I am giving up hope of ever seeing this lens on my camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

Too placticky!

Chi, B&H Photo
25 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Good fast lens but the build is too cheap, the feel is too plasticky and does not sound like a Nikon lens.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Weak Casing
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Overall 6
6.0

Sharp and vivid color reproduction

Rick., B&H Photo
16 May 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens is super sharp and snappy colors, only average build quality, depth of field was so thin the lens was unusable wide open, my AIS 85mm f 1.4 blows it out of the water in this respect, and I can see no sharpness difference.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Weak Casing
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