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8.6 out of 10

Nikon 85mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 85mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor

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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens, great performance!

mitsvas, Ebay
20 May 2014
  • Summary: Very good lens! Fast focus because of F1.8. You must have nikon with AF built in the body in order to use Autofocus with this lens. Nice picture quality. I recomment this for portraits from distance and night shots. Very good product. A Lens every photographer must have.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product, great service

E. E. Pierce, Amazon
28 March 2014
  • Summary: For the money this is a great lens. I am having a a lot of fun with it. It arrived on time and in condition I expected.
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Overall 8
8.0

Focusing issues

AJ, Amazon
4 January 2014
  • Summary: I like the lens and bokeh, but unfortunately the focus is a hit and miss. I've sent the lens back to Nikon and they told me that the lens is as it is supposed, but because "it is older technology might miss focus regularly" Leaving that aside, the lens is really nice with f/1.8 and at least my copy is not too soft wide open, in fact is very decent. The bokeh is perfect for portraits, I like it a lot.
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Overall 8
8.0

great bokeh

messina h, Amazon
27 February 2012
  • Summary: this lens is sooo creamy. not great for inside since you have to be kind of far away which is why i only gave it 4 stars instead of 5. i will be doing portraits in the spring, and im sure it will be my go to lens for that.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great bokeh but shows chromatic aberration.

NT, Amazon
24 August 2011
  • Summary: The 85 1.8D was a blast to shoot with. It runs for about $350-425 used and produces nice bokeh. Portraits are its specialty and I was able to get many creamy indoor/outdoor shots with its large aperture. With enough room, I was still able to take group shots on a crop sensor. It's sharp and gets sharper when stopped down. Unfortunately, it does show chromatic aberration with purple/green halos, especially when shot wide open.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Lens!

TygerDad, Amazon
1 June 2011
  • Summary: This is a beautiful prime lens! It's rugged, works well in low light conditions, and produces excellent bokeh. My dream lens is the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G, but is still too expensive right now. I also couldn't see paying $1,300 for the Nikon 85mm f/1.4D. This was a good compromise for a portrait lens. One thing to keep in mind: this is NOT a macro lens. Your minimum focus distance is around 3 ft.
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Overall 8
8.0

Picture Perfect Every Time!

Extreme Liz, Ritz Camera
17 January 2011
  • Excerpt: I purchased this product specifically to photograph indoor gymnastics meets and indoor volleyball tournaments for my kids. (No flash allowed) I have been so pleased with the crisp, clear photo's that I have been able to get, as well as amazing shots that caught a completely still moment. No blurring so far! The lens is fast. I am using this lens on the Nikon D7000.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great for sports, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Lens hood
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Bokeh for an Awesome Price!

stieglitzwouldloveit, Ebay
8 June 2010
  • Summary: The Nikon 85mm 1.8 is a fantastic all purpose lens from studio portraits to wedding receptions. The Bokeh on this little wonder is nothing short of Phenomenal. Yea, its not what the 85mm 1.4 is but its perfect for what you get with a fair price. I decided to buy it cause I love the photojournalistic appeal this lens has. I love the isolation from the background and subject matter.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wonderful lens, especially for crop-size DSLRs

Glenn Carpenter, Amazon
29 November 2009
  • Summary: I like the 85mm focal length very much. On a Nikon crop-size DSLR, the 85mm focal length is a very useful short-to-medium telephoto length, giving a nice field of view with just enough distance compression to get a pleasant telephoto perspective. This lens' wide aperture gives plenty of control of depth of field, allowing you to isolate your subject and get just the right amount of defocus elsewhere in the frame.
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Overall 8
8.0

Xcellent glass

imagesbymonroe.com "monroe", Amazon
29 November 2009
  • Summary: Torn between 1.4 version and this one? If you are making a living with your camera 1.4 is the way to go. Having said that if you simply want to have a lens thats sharp, fast and produces nice bokeh AND affordable, look no further! Portraits, available light and light weight. If you have thought about this one you will not be dissapointed. View the images it created on a cruise to the Bahamas at [...
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