Reviews and Problems with Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF AF Nikkor
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The Bokeh Queen...
24 April 2014
Summary: I have had this lens on my wish list for a while, and finally went for it. So glad I did. I have always been a 70-200 2.8 guy, and still am for certain things, but I have found this 85mm 1.4d gives you the best bokeh effects specifically for portrait applications. And is much easier to carry around as well...I think a new love affair has begun for me....very solid construction...feels balanced with my D3. I've shot the 85mm 1.4G as well.
Summary: Great lens at a good price!! I use my zoom lens most of the time, but this lens is good for subjects that you really want to be sharp. I have been using Nikon cameras since 1972, so I purchased my first digital camera that could use all my old lens.
Phenomenal lens, tack sharp, creamy, melted butter of a bokeh
3 June 2013
Summary: I have bought this lens originally for my Nikon D700, and it performed flawlessly. Tack sharp at 1.4, and the falloff into dream-like bokeh is quite beautiful. I also love the all metal screw in lens hood, very high quality and THAT's protection for the lens (I don't use UV filters, I think the hood is protection enough - especially this one).
This lens has no Nikon equal perhaps the canon 1.2l and I think this lens is sharper at the centre.
Photo Equipment designer, Nikon
8 April 2013
Summary: Flowers, portraits and depth of field are what I love most, so this lens is a dream, love it to bits, I started with the 50 1.4D which was a learning curve, and then the 80-200 2.8 ED which is also good but this lens is just so easy in comparison. Like the 50mm, the 85 is a gem when closed down for landscapes.
Summary: This is the finest portrait lens ever made by Nikon, the backgrounds are no issue at all since you can shot head shots from three feet at f1.4 with soft paint like effects that you cannot get with any other lens. Low light is a thing of the past with f1.4 and the optics are razor sharp. Wish I could afford the newest G lens but I also like the fact that this lens still gives you the f stops barrel for compatibility with older bodies.
Summary: I had often heard praises about this lens in magazines, online, and from fellow photographers. Well, they were all right! This is easily the sharpest lens I have ever used. I was in the photography retail business for over 11 years, and I got to use a lot of glass, in that time. This lens is fast, sharp and I don't usually take it off of my camera!
Not cheap but you get for you pay for with this one.
4 December 2012
Summary: I had one of these once and it was the best lens ever - super sharp, fast focussing and terrific for portraits, nature, and long landscapes like sunsets. Sadly I sold it and all my fixed lenses in favour of a single all-in-one zoom and soon realised what a mistake I had made! Happily I bought another and currently own just three Nikkor lenses.
Summary: Elegance lens design with metal outer and inner barrel. Everything was made in Japan including the hood. Very usuable at F1.4 with excellent sharpness at F2.8 and onward. I've skipped the so called 50mm standard lens coz I think 85mm is a better focal length for use with FX sensor as a general purpose walk-around standard kit lens. The lack of SWM and VR might be good if you want to use it for decades.