Reviews and Problems with Nikon 85mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor
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Great lens, great performance!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 [...