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8.5 out of 10

Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF AF Nikkor

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Overall 10
10

Incredibly sharp

J-Bo, B&H Photo
24 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I used this lens for a portrait session and it was even sharper than I expected. You won't go wrong with this lens.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Beautiful Lens

hobbyist, Adorama
6 September 2014
  • Excerpt: What a beautiful lens. All metal construction with superb build quality. Produces crystal clear potraits in low light with wonderful bokeh. Highly recommended.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

crazy amazing portrait lens!!!

bajang, B&H Photo
17 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I own a nikkor 50 1.4g but it's nothing compared to this master lens in terms of build quality, sharpness, contrast and clarity! Since I started using this lens every picture in the album I post socially gets tons of likes! The only time im going to prefer my 50mm I guess is when I know my subject will be constantly moving or if I don't have enough room to work with.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon prices and choices challenging

larryd, B&H Photo
31 July 2014
  • Excerpt: depending on the body used this lens works OK but did not like Not being able to manually focus when in auto mode,, and was not that impressed with sharpness overall...for [$]. it is $500 less than the 1.4G, supposedly the best of the group, and 500 more than the slightly slower 1.8G.,which I ended up getting after returning this one..,.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Cheapo Construction, Focus Issues
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Overall 10
10

Awesome lens

tjc, B&H Photo
2 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I have wanted this lens for a long time. I am a weekend warrior shooting weddings, events and studio portraits. I own the 85mm 1.8D lens and it is extremely sharp, but too soft at 1.8. The 1.4D is sharp in the center all the way through, but incredibly sharp from 2.0 on. I previously purchased the 1.4G lens, but I returned it. I actually liked the sharpness and color a little bit better, but did not like the build quality and size. It dwarfed my D7000 camera.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Love this lens!

Zoe Rain, B&H Photo
26 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This is my go to lens for headshots and portraiture. Easy to use, lightweight, and a beautiful focal length.
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Overall 10
10

The Bokeh Queen...

NashvilleNikonD3, Nikon
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.
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Overall 10
10

The Bokeh Queen...

NashvilleNikonD3, Adorama
24 April 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
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Overall 10
10

Love it!

Pretty Pix, B&H Photo
18 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I've wanted this Lense for a long time, it did not dissapoint : )
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

AFNikkor 85mm f/1.4D lens

dmz, B&H Photo
10 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I am using this lens for portraits, tabletop, and product photography,as well as a short-telephoto walk around lens. It is fast focusing on my D700. I really like the creamy Bokeh, and shallow depth of field. Stopped down a bit images are tact sharp!
  • Pros: Consistent Output
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