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9.8 out of 10

Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S NIKKOR

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S NIKKOR

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Overall 8
8.0

Dreams do come ture.

Dennis, B&H Photo
19 August 2014
  • Excerpt: After waiting for year (other priorities) I finally got this lens. Been wanting a 85/1.4 for a very long time. Debated in getting the D or G version. Glad I got the G. Workes like a dream in working in the shallows. The AF is a bit slow. I think that it has to do with the soft contrast in low light conditions. With this lens between F2 and F1.4, I hardly have to do skin softening. It's so nice. Not only the shallow DOF, but the fall off, just so nice.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable
  • Cons: Bulky
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Overall 8
8.0

It does exactly what its supposed to do

Cory the doomsayer, Adorama
25 March 2014
  • Excerpt: The 85 1.4g is an amazing lens, has all the features you want, none of the features you don't need. Perfect Bokeh, probably one of the 3 best portrait lenses you can get for the nik. One shortcoming is that it just feels sorta plastic, but what doesn't these days... it does take a little away from the tactile experience, but it is light, so thats the tradeoff. It is sorta a one trick pony, but as i said, thats a good thing.
  • Pros: Amazing bokeh, Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Feels Cheep, One Trick Pony
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Overall 8
8.0

Review Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G

Charlyne, B&H Photo
19 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I'm using this lens for shooting people. It's an amazing lens in studio but also outside. The depth of field is just incredible and beautiful. The quality of the picture increase so much. I just got it so I'm still discovering it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tack Sharp BUT Razor THIN

Adorama
10 September 2013
  • Excerpt: This is the sharpest lens I have EVER used, however certainly the most difficult as well.<br />Be 100% sure of your focus points when shooting wide open....This lens could front focus on an eyelash it's so sharp!
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Wonderful

Eric, B&H Photo
9 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Excellent lens that does all it's advertised to across the board.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing... But

Pitch Black Polo, Adorama
2 July 2013
  • Excerpt: It is a fantastic lens as everyone says. In outdoor shoots I do get chromatic aberration, but not as bad as the Sigma 85/1.4. I do also think the autofocus could be faster. When shooting a model, you can sometimes miss the focus, especially open if the model moves in the slight lag between focus and shutter release.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Fantastic lens

Phantom, B&H Photo
17 April 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a fantastic lens, its very sharp at all apertures. Even wide open there is no light fall off. The only reason I deducted a star is it is slow to focus in very low light.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Good lens, but Overpriced and Dated

StevenK, B&H Photo
6 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I own the manual focus version but longed for the AF-S version for night time street scene shots. I have to say I was a bit disappointed by this version. First, it has horrendous axial chromatic aberrations. Now I'm not sure if an ED version could ameliorate this, but I though for the huge price upgrade from the manual to the AF-D and now more so to the AF-S version, Nikon could have addressed this.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Focus, Floating Focus, Inner Construction, Lightweight, Very Sharp At 56
  • Cons: Bad Axial Ca, Bulky, Design Appears Outdated, Expensive, No Ed Elements, Poor Outer Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Portrait Lens

Nelson, Adorama
28 March 2013
  • Excerpt: This is great portrait lens, but can also be used for event photography. I love the feel of this lens, it fits perfectly attached to the D700 and D800 delivering great images. The front element is huge compared to the old Nikon 85mm f1.8D. My copy needed some minor focusing adjustment on the D800, but once that was done, it focuses fast and true.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Price
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Overall 8
8.0

Brilliant lens.

Amit, B&H Photo
12 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Best lens I ever used in terms of Bokeh, Contrast and Sharpness. However due to very narrow deapth of field, aperture below 2.8 is almost useless for portrait photographs.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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