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The Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D lens is one of Nikon's lower-cost offerings in their line of telephoto lenses.

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Pros

durably designed, can handle regular use for years without showing signs of wear - solid plastics, metal mount

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focus ring has a solid, well dampened smooth feel

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full frame

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consistent output in a variety of settings

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geometric distortion is non-existent

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very light weight, barely notice it when on the camera

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tack sharp at 2.8, improves to 5.6

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compact design fits nicely in the camera bag

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great value - costs 1/3rd the price of the 85 f/1.4, only 2/3rds of a stop slower

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finds the subject quickly, no waiting at all on the auto-focus

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perfect for fast-moving subjects, ideal for sports settings, gets blur-free images

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Cons

looks cheap

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more expensive than the comparable Canon lens

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screw type autofocus - not usable on newer consumer bodies (D40/D60/D3100/D5100 etc...)

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The Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D lens is one of Nikon's lower-cost offerings in their line of telephoto lenses. This is a lens designed for use with digital SLR cameras, and Nikon emphasizes that it is a compact, portable lens (2.8" x 2.3"), a good choice for shooting indoor or outdoor portraits, as well as indoor sports and stage productions. The 1.8 maximum aperture helps to create a subtle blurring of the background, making portraits look more natural. The rear focusing feature of this lens makes for a quick-working AF (Auto Focus) feature, though manual focus is also included. This lens comes with the super integrated coating that all NIKKOR telephoto lenses are equipped with. This coating cuts down on ghosting and flare. The Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D lens comes with HN-23 lens hood, 62mm lens cap and rear lens cap.

Features
  • HN-23 lens hood
  • 62m lens cap
  • Rear lens cap
  • CL-15S lens case
  • Weight: 13.4oz.
  • Dimensions: 2.8" x 2.3"
  • 62mm filter size
  • Accepts screw-on filter type
  • Auto/manual focus modes
  • 2.8ft. minimum focus distance
  • Super integrated coating
  • Distance information given
  • 9 diaphragm blades
  • Compatible formats: DX, FX, 35mm film, FX in DX crop mode
  • 6 lens elements in 6 groups
  • 0.11x maximum reproduction ratio
  • Maximum angle of view DX mode: 18 degrees
  • Maximum angle of view FX mode: 28 degrees
  • Maximum aperture: 1.8
  • Minimum aperture: 16
  • Mount type: Nikon F-Bayonet
  • 85mm focal length
  • Rear focusing
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