Great lens

Started Dec 17, 2012 | User reviews thread
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Summi Luchs New Member • Posts: 6
Great lens

The new Nikkor AF-S 1.8 85mm G is a fine lens. Very sharp and very nice bokeh in out-of-focus areas. Stunning image quality even at full open aperture. Even at 1:1 pixel view the images look sharp on my D600 if used properly (no chance w/o a tripod). Focus is almost silent, focus speed is fully adequate for its primary use: portraits. For shooting indoor sports, AF could be a bit faster, if subject distance is varying quickly.

The lens is thick and fat for a short telephoto prime but is surprisingly light weight. This is surely thanks to the extensive use of plastics (lens mount is made of metal). Besides the plasticky feel, it is buit very well. No wobbling and a slightly damped, smoothly operating manual focus. Easy manual override of autofocus without needing to touch any switch. Even if other reviewers find the lens too plasticky, I find it acceptable as it would be much heavier (and maybe more expensive) by use of more metal.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F1.8G
Telephoto prime lens • Nikon F (FX) • 2201
Announced: Jan 6, 2012
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