Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

Telephoto prime lens | Nikon F (FX)
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This is a great portrait lens as long as your camera supports screw driven AF. If not, go for the new f1.8G or one of the Samyang offerings if you don't mind MF. AF works well in my D7000. It's a bit noisy but not too bad. Sharpness is terrific all across the frame on DX. Check out my complete review here: http://juhoaj.blogspot.com/2012/01/nikons-take-on-prosumer-portraits-85mm.html Problems: Quite a bit of purple fringing.

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Fantastic, very useful prime lens. I have had my 85mm f1.8D since 2009 and not had a problem. Decided on the f1.8 over the f1.4 primarily because of the lower weight and the minimal difference in F-stop. I have used this on my F5 as well as F3/T and F3HP, and recently purchased D700. No problems, works well, I get great photos/images. I do have a slight preference for images from my 135mm f2.8 AI-S, but this 85mm is lighter and faster! Some reviews comment the "Plastic" used in most AF ...

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This was my first and only 85mm lens I bought and still use it today for engagement and portrait shoots. For ~$420 you can't get a better nikon portrait lens. The f1.8 also makes it a great lens for sports or performances with low lighting. Its so small and light that it always comes with me in the bag even though I may not use it. The front objective is so large that I am often worried it will get scratched without a filter or hood attached. I always keep its metal hood on. Problems: As ...

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I call this the "General Purpose 85". Reason being is that it has relatively uniform sharpness across the entire frame. The 1.8d is a solid performer that has the ability to destroy backgrounds with its fast aperture and it even renders those backgrounds in a pleasing fashion. This makes the lens suitable for both portraiture work as well as landscapes. Sharpness at f1.8 leaves a little something to be desired. But, that sharpness quickly improves once the lens has been stopped down to ...

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