Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens

Nikon 85mm f:1.8G

Product Summary


This is an FX format lens with a medium range of 85mm, fixed focus, and with a fast f/1.8 aperture that is very sharp at the corners as well as the middle of the frame. This being a G lens loses the aperture ring on the body and has a built-in focusing motor designed for the new generation of AF-S bodies. The lens cans auto-focus even on some of the cheapest DX format DSLRs that Nikon has launched.

The major USP of the lens is the sharpness and the wide f/1.8 aperture that can take in a lot more light and ensure that the lens delivers good results in dim light as much as in normal lighting conditions.

The lens diaphragm is made up of 7 straight blades. The wide aperture enables users to shoot beautiful portraits with blurring the background. It has a number of Nikon’s latest technology including Internal Focusing, which ensures that the lens never extends when focusing is engaged, SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for silent auto-focusing, M/A for manual over ride when shooting in auto-focusing mode and Super Integrated Coating (SIC) which is Nikon’s way of saying that the lens is multi-coated.

The maximum angle of view on a DX format lens is 18°50′ and that on a FX format DSLR is 28°30′. A total of 9 lens elements arranged in 9 groups make up the lens. The minimum focusing distance of the lens is 2.62’. The lens filter specification is 67mm and the dimensions are 3.1×2.9” (diameter x length). The weight of the lens is 350 grams. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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Nikon 85mm f:1.8G

AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Specifications

Focal length85 mm
Maximum aperturef/1.8
Minimum aperturef/16
Lens construction9 elements in 9 groups
Angle of view28°30′ (18°50′ with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus distance0.8 m/2.62 ft (from focal plane)
Maximum reproduction ratio0.124x
No. of diaphragm blades7 (rounded)
Filter-attachment size67 mm
Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)Approximately 80 x 73 mm/3.1 x 2.9 in.
WeightApproximately 350 g/12.4 oz
Supplied accessories67 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-67, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-62, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1015


Purchase options

AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H