Nikon 85 1.8S - I got it used last week and it's awesome!

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Nikon 85 1.8S - I got it used last week and it's awesome!

For weeks I've been regularly visiting B&H, Adorama, and KEH in the hopes of finding a good condition used Nikon 85 1.8S. Since the 70-200 2.8 doesn't appear to be coming out any time soon, I figured I would get this as a holdover for portraits until the 70-200 does come out. (And at this point, I will probably wait for a used or refurb model at that)

Anyways, this past Wednesday, B&H listed a used 85 1.8 S for $700 and so I snagged it and got it delivered on Friday.

Naturally, the first shots are of animals, because that's  the only way to know how good a lens is. haha I am super stoked about this lens with my Z6. I've never had an 85mm before so this is a first for me (always having used my 70-200 2.8 VR2 for portraits)

Standard picture profile, JPEG straight out of camera.

I noticed this morning that KEH had listed these Nikon 85 1.8S's for $627, but they're sold out now.

Anyways, if you're looking at one and want to save some money, keep an eye out because there are good deals on these coming around!

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I have a hard time selling stuff.
Mirrorless - Z6
DSLR - D750, D7200
Compact - Coolpix A, Nikon V1, Nikon J5
Video - Sony NX5, CX900, X70, Canon XA20, HV40, Vixia Mini

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