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

Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S

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

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Overall 6
6.0

The Nikon 85MM D is far superior

Montreal Canadians fan, B&H Photo
11 May 2015
  • Excerpt: I have had the opportunity to try the 85MM D and and the 85mm G. The differences are like light and day. To start off, the 85D is better built. More metal, stronger barrel, sharper results as well, The 85G is not the same robust lens as its sister.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean, Lens Creep, Weak Casing
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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

Three Stars

gabo, Amazon
15 December 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Eh

James S. Yelverton "Getagrip15", Amazon
5 October 2014
  • Summary: Not a bad lens but it didn't really impress me. Bokeh was ok, not spectacular. Contrast was ok. Colors were kind of lifeless (compared directly to 85 1.4G). I returned it and haven't given it a second thought.
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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

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

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

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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