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Fast f/1.8 medium-telephoto prime lens with manual aperture control.

This compact, affordable 85mm prime lens is an excellent choice for portrait photography and HD video recording. Its fast f/1.8 maximum aperture with manual control offers outstanding low-light performance, natural background blur and smooth aperture adjustments during Live View shooting. NIKKOR quality optics and design deliver stunning results every time.
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Truly stunning portraits

A medium-telephoto 85mm angle of view is a favorite among serious portrait photoraphers. The AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D delivers that dramatic perspective in a compact, fast f/1.8 prime lens. It’s an excellent choice for indoor and outdoor portraits, indoor sports, stage productions and all-around HD video recording.

Oustanding in any light

The AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D’s wide maximum aperture brings new opportunities for shooting in low light and creating beautiful, softly blurred backgrounds. Manual aperture control means you can make smooth depth-of-field adjustments while shooting in Live View mode, a major advantage when you’re creating HD videos.
Rear Focusing
Rear Focusing System
A system in which only the rear lens group moves during focusing, thus eliminating changes in the physical length of the lens during focusing and enabling faster focusing. Such lenses are designated with RF on the lens barrel.
Super Integrated Coating
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
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Awesome!!!! This lens is hands down one of my favorite lenses. The sharpness is amazing. It's not even about the price of the lens. It's just a great one period. I use this lens for a good 80% of the portraits I take. You will not be disappointed if you purchase this one. June 13, 2013
I got a helluva deal! I own a D90, which is my fourth Nikon but my first DSLR. While killing time in a pawn shop I spotted an N8008 in great condition. My eyes popped out when I saw this lens attached. I checked to see if it focused, and bought it. The camera works perfectly. The camera and the lens TOGETHER cost me $20.00. Needless to say I was thrilled. I use this lens on my D90 and I like it a lot. The focus is very fast and the sharpness to me is tremendous. The only caveat is that the DOF can get REALLY short and you need to keep this in mind at bigger apertures. A terrific lens, just great. June 28, 2012
Very nice Low light imagery I am very much impressed by this very nice lens!! Exceptional low light capabilities and high speed imagery.. November 22, 2011
Great Lens This is a great lens for its price range. auto focus is slow to respond in dark environment. It should have a manual focus mode. great for shallow focus. November 21, 2011
I love this lens I have always used zoom lenses other than wide angle. This is my first fixed lense and I just love it. It is TACK sharp. Almost too sharp as I have to do some retouching on skin flaws. June 21, 2011
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Why is this lens listed here? It does not appear to be available to "Add to Cart"

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The AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Lens is an archived lens, which means that is no longer being produced. However, refurbished models of this lens are sometimes available, in which case the "Add to Cart" button would become available.
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Out of stock, but several online authorized Nikon dealers have it in Stock.
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Will this work with a coolpix p90?

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Will this work with a coolpix p90?
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This camera doesn't use interchangeable lenses. This model offers a Digital Vari-program modes. Selecting a program automatically optimizes settings to suit the selected scene, making creative photography as easy as rotating the mode dial.
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What does the "D" mean?

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I recently acquired several used Nikkor lenses, one of which is marked "AF NIKKOR 85mm f1.8" without the D as shown in the photo above of Product Number 1931. What are the differences between my lens and the one with the D designation?
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A NIKKOR lens that sends distance information to the microcomputer of a dedicated Nikon camera. D-type lenses can be distinguished by a model name in which the letter D follows the maximum f/number.
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Can you get the 5000 series with a AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D?

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If you are referring to the D5000 and the new D5100 please take note that Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as these two do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.
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Will this lens work with a d90?

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Yes it will.
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Is the 35mm 1.8 compatible with nikon d300s

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Yes it is.
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What exactly does it mean by close range sports? and Does it take great portraits?

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would this camera work for volleyball? I need to take pictures at games, but I don't know what kind of lense to buy. I would like to do photo shoots of people and places.
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This is a really good lens for indoor sport and portrait. Best value.
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How do you manual foucus?

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unless your camera has an internal focusing motor (and only higher end DSLRs do) you will need to manual focus using the focusing ring on the lens. The good news is that the focus indicator on the camera will still work. While looking through the viewfinder you will see a green dot light up when the subject is in focus. Awesome lens, by the way,
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Does it work with a D70s?

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does this work with the d3000?

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also is this camera best for shooting low light concerts?
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Yes but will be manual focus.
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will this work on the D80

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On a D3100, aperture must be set to f16?

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Why? And is there a menu choice to change that?
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The aperture is controlled by the camera so the lens has to be locked at f/16. Only on older film bodies is the aperture used on the lens.
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why does it not list what cameras are compatible?

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It is fully compatible with all Nikon DSLR's having a built in lens motor. Will not auto focus on D40, D40x, D60, D300, D3100, D5000 and D5100.The 85mm f/1.8 AF-S G will auto focus with these cameras.
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Is the 85mm 1.8d compatible with Nikons teleconverters?

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No
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Is it compatible with the Nikon D50

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Yes the D50 has a built in screw drive (focus motor)
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Aperture ring

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I used this lens with D7000 and allows me to change the aperture with its ring (I always supposed that would not as should be locked in F16 and change the aperture electronically with the dial but surprisingly works). I moved to D600 and with this camera it doesn't allow. Any idea why the difference if basically the difference bewteen the models are in the sensor but the rest of the body is practically the same?
by the way, this lens is GREAT!
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To use the aperture ring on the lens while it is attached to the D600, you will need to select Aperture Ring in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU--> f CONTROLS--> f5 CUSTOMIZE COMMAND DIALS-->APERTURE SETTING--> APERTURE RING.

Refer to page 245 of the D600 manual for more information.
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Just Switched from Canon to Nikon Gear - Will this the AF Nikkor 85 f/1.8D autofocus on the D600?

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Yes, the D600 has a screw drive to focus the AF 50mm 1.8D.
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What is the price of this lens, both new or used (excellent condition)

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Lens is archived, might be difficult finding a new one, should cost in the $575-600 range. Excellent.used one in the $475-500 range.
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I need to replace the rubber focusing ring cover for this lens. Is this part (or an appropriate substitute) available?

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All parts listed at the Nikon Parts Store are available for sale at: http://parts.nikonusa.com/en/index..... At this time, the rubber focusing ring is not available for sale.
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Warranty Support?

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Hi,

Can you please tell me about the warranty support for the refurbished lens.
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Refurbished lenses have a 90 day warranty
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