Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F1.8G Overview

Announced Jan 6, 2012 •
Telephoto prime lens | Nikon F (FX) | 2201
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Announced Jan 6, 2012
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The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G is a lightweight, relatively affordable prime lens designed for use on both FX (full-frame) and DX (APS-C) format Nikon DSLRs. A fast maximum aperture of F1.8 makes it very useful in poor light and for achieving shallow depth-of-field, especially in portraiture. Optical construction is relatively simple, comprising nine spherical elements in nine groups, with a 7-bladed aperture diaphragm. Nothing fancy, but optical performance from this unassuming lens is simply stunning. Unless you really need the extra stop of light and two extra aperture blades, the 85mm F1.8G will undoubtedly be more attractive than its big brother, the 85mm F1.4 G to many photographers, simply because of the considerably lower price.

Quick specs
Lens type Prime lens
Focal length 85 mm
Image stab. No
Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
Max aperture F1.8
Min aperture F16
Min focus 0.80 m (31.5)
Max magnification 0.124×
Weight 350 g (0.77 lb)
Length 73 mm (2.87)

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