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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

For the money, it's hard to beat.

Josh Murphy, B&H Photo
9 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens right before a wedding shoot and used it a few times before the big day. Right away I was amazed at the sharpness and quality of the out of focus elements. On the day of the wedding I ended up using this lens 98% of the day. I couldn't stop admiring the quality it was giving. That being said it let me down on two instances where the autofocus took too long to hunt, which made me miss a candid moment or two.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

performs as advertised

Robert, B&H Photo
6 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Tested it out at Mt. Rainier. On a crystal-clear day I could resolve climbers on the Emmons Glacier from 11 kilometers (Nikon D800E, tripod). The lens is just right for that "slightly better than being there" look I try for. The minimal vignetting makes panorama stitching a breeze. Only complaint I have is that f16 is the smallest aperature.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good Close-focus On D800, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: F32 Would Be Nice
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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
9 July 2014
  • 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
8 July 2014
  • 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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