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Nikon-85mm-f-1-8g-af-s.33656599
9.7 out of 10

Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S

Great Deal: $495.00

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

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 10
10

Use the lens for portraits

Jay1, Bestbuy
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Like this lens I use it for portraits and close up shots and gives a great quality picture
  • Pros: close up pictures
  • Cons: not sure yet
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent lens; good price

BT, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Great portrait lens. Could upgrade to the 1.4, but not sure you're going to see a huge improvement for the money.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Glass

Donny, B&H Photo
23 June 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is amazing. The AF is a little slow sometimes, but I like to shoot Manual anyways. The depth of field that this lens provides makes me look like a good photographer.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Value

yaal, B&H Photo
23 April 2014
  • Excerpt: A great value for the price. Optically, its a big upgrade from the non D AF version of the same lens i previously had - especialy at wide apertures. The lightwieghtness is great, but somewhat scary.. I am concerened about the durability of this lens and its response to even small hits. Focusing is quite, fast and accurate. Lens diameter is a bit too large for my taste. overall a great lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast smooth focusing, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Durability, Weak Casing
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Overall 8
8.0

Exactly what I was looking for

Ed, B&H Photo
10 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Looking for an affordable prime lens that I can isolate a subject from it's surroundings and this is doing a great job.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Fantastic Portrait Lens at a Reasonable

Tim K, B&H Photo
1 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I primarily use this lens for portraits on full frame cameras. I find 85mm to be even more flattering than 50mm. It is sharp at 1.8 but you will have to stop down to really see some amazingly sharp images. When shooting at 1.8 i find that the autofocus has a little trouble, which is completely understandable at that shallow depth of field. I would not recommend this for street photography, but i would totally recommend anyone who has a willing subject.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Superb!

Angel, B&H Photo
1 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I use it in commercial photographs, out doors, sun sets... almost everything!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, The Neetness
  • Cons: Huge For The Side Bag
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp and fast portrait lens

Alex, B&H Photo
1 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This is sharp at 2.8-5.6. The AF is as fast and accurate as the 50mm 1.8g. It is pretty light. And for the price, you are getting a bargain. The bokeh are not terribly great. Not bad, but not great. It has seven diaphragm blades, not nine. So you can see that in the bokeh. Overall, you are getting 90% of what the 1.4 gives you, but at less than 1/3 the price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens

JimK, Adorama
27 March 2014
  • Excerpt: In the few times I've used it, I've been very impressed with the quality of the images. Need to use it more, but the day job has kept me from photographing as much as I would like. I think it is a great lens for the money and I have yet to be in a situation where I wished that I had that 1.4.... Just saying. Only nit is that it will be a little slower to focus when there is a lot of movement going on (like say a bunch of squirmy kids : -)). But that doesn't happen often.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice lens

Paul C, B&H Photo
26 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Very nice lens for the price. Useful focal length, bright and sharp. Has some noticeable CA wide open but goes away as you close down a couple of stops. Completely gone by f/4. Good portrait lens and short tele. Small, light - a pleasure to use.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: CA wide open
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