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.
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.
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
Excerpt: The optics are sharp, sharp, and sharp. The bokeh as you can see is gorgeous. I've used this lens for a variety of tasks, portraits, scenics, in and out of the studio and it has proven reliable. I have not yet exposed it to serious inclement weather, so I won't comment on that.. The lens does fail to auto focus at times, but you'll quickly learn when it will potentially happen and you can over ride the autofocus quickly.
Excerpt: I owned the older D version of this lens and besides build quality this is simply a better lens. The older version was a little tank and used a screw in metal lens hood. It was so well built that it once slipped out of my hand from a height of about four feet, dropping onto the concrete sidewalk. Luckily, it landed on the metal hood which took much of the damage, a small dent and a few scratches.
Excerpt: Purpose: to shoot my one year old Active baby. lot of action from my boy. So the f/1.8 comes in handy. I needed that. Overall, i am delighted with the fast response from B&H. And the additional 4% rebates from B&H..............
Excerpt: I purchased the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens by Nikon for the nude photography portrait work that I do. I was using a zoom lens that would adjust to 85mm, but the final result was not what I wanted. This lens is perfect, and I am able to abtain the "tac-sharp" focus that I want. I purchased the f/1.8G as it is much less expensive than the f/1.4G, but the natural light outdoor nudes that I do provides plenty of light for my work. I love the lens!
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: Its everything you imagine it to be...but please understand this lens has INSANE CA wide open in direct sunlight...<br /><br />I mean I guess you get what you pay for...<br /><br />3 times more for the 1.4 but you also get nanocoat with that extra buck..