- Model name: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : Full Frame / APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Nikon F
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
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
Sample Images by Nikon 85mm f/1.8G on Flickr
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Specifications
|Focal length||85 mm|
|Lens construction||9 elements in 9 groups|
|Angle of view||28°30′ (18°50′ with Nikon DX format)|
|Minimum focus distance||0.8 m/2.62 ft (from focal plane)|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||0.124x|
|No. of diaphragm blades||7 (rounded)|
|Filter-attachment size||67 mm|
|Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)||Approximately 80 x 73 mm/3.1 x 2.9 in.|
|Weight||Approximately 350 g/12.4 oz|
|Supplied accessories||67 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-67, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-62, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1015|