Summary: The Nikon 85 1.4G is the best lens I own. Fast focus on my D750 even handheld @ 1.4 in the city at night. And the bokeh is incredible. I had previously owned the Nikon 85 1.8G, which was good, but the Nikon 85 1.4G is superior. It is tack sharp and an excellent lens to use in low light.
Excerpt: Ironically for portraits, I really enjoy shooting with my ten year old Nikon 50mm f1.8D on my D800, wide open, producing rather soft and flattering results. However, after receiving my 85mm f1.4G, I don't think I'll want to use the 50mm nor my 135mm f2.0 DC.
Excerpt: This lens is legendary for the right reasons, and it hasn't come off my camera since I got it several weeks ago. Even knowing ahead of time from many reviews, I am still amazed and sometimes could not believe the extreme sharpness that this lens can produce even at its maximum aperture.
Summary: This lens will set you images apart from the rest. The DOF is just amazing, and the speed of the lens is even better. I use it with a D810, and continue to be amazed with the quality of the pictures.
Excerpt: I use this for portraits, HS basketball, and landscaping. I can't tell you the number of reviews I've read about a particular lens, and how it stays on someones camera forever, etc... But this lens is just so much fun!