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.
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...
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.
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...
Summary: This is my favorite Nikkor lens, by far!!!!!! It's smokin fast when used in low light situations such as concert photography. Paired with my D-80 I'm able to acquire great no-flash shots of the artist from f/2.8 all the way to f/1.4.
Summary: It is very hard to argue that this isn't the best portrait lens on the market. Originally I was using it on a DX format camera, and you can struggle with having to stand a long way from the subject for portraits, but once I mated it with an FX format camera, it has shone.
Summary: I use this lens primarily for photographing my grandson and newborns of friends. It is one of my favorites. It does have a very shallow depth of field with f1.4. With a very slight turn of the subject's head may have portions of the face out of focus enough to not be desirable.