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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

The medium-telephoto advantage

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

f/1.8 maximum aperture with manual control

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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Is the AF nikkor 85mm f1.8D compatible with the nikon D90? I having trouble with AF.

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Hi, If you photograph people try to point focus to his/her eye.
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The D90 might not have an internal focusing motor, which is required for the AF to work on this lens. I have a D5000, for example, and need to focus manually.
Sep 17, 2011 by
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Yes it is, make sure all the contacts between camera and lens are clean
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AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

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My AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 d lense appears not auto focus on my D40 camera. Should it? if so, how do make the auto focus?
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no, it shouldn't. only af-s (or internal motor drive) lenses can autofocus on a d40, d60, d3000, d3100, d5000 and d5100 bodies as they lack the screw drive built into the body.
Apr 26, 2011 by
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The D40 does not have a screw drive that I am aware of, so this lens will not auto focus.
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Is the D5000 compatible with the AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D lens?

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Will the AF work with the D3100? Or will I have to MF?
May 26, 2011 by
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Yes it is compatible, however you will have to manual focus it.
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does it work with the D3100?

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This lens will indeed work with a D3100. However, it will not autofocus on a D3100 because neither the camera nor the lens have an internal autofocus motor.
Jun 20, 2011 by
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Yes but you will have to focus manually, it does not have a built in lens motor
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Is this lens made in Thailand or in Japan?

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I went to 2 different stores and one sells Nikkor 85mm 1.8 D made in Thailand and one Nikkor 85mm 1.8 D made in Japan.

The ones sold in the US is only made in Japan or it is also made in Thailand.
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They are made in thailand. But if you check out ACE PHOTO IN VIRGINA, THEY HAVE ONE LEFT THAT IS MADE IN JAPAN.
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Nikon operates factories all across the globe and each operate to the same high standard. While individual cameras are marked with their country of manufacture we can't make a blanket statement about which camera is produced where.
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5T Close Up Lens & 85mm f1.8D

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Does the 85mm f1.8D work with the 5T Close Up Lens? Is there any focus distance and magnification information available?
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Lens to Subject Distance is 775-461mm. Reproduction Ratio is 1:7.8-1:4.3 and Subject field size is 188 x 282 - 104 x 156 in millimeter.
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Yes, 5T & 6T can use with AF 85 f/1.8D.
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Is the AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D compatible with the D3000? and f you have to MF?

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It's will not Auto Focus with D3000.
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Yes it will fit nd yes you have to manual focus.
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accept for the default setting which is 16. thats not good?
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I put the F stop on 16, locked it and I am only able to control the shutter speed. Not the aperture. Can someone please advise.

Thanks
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This lens is fully compatible with the D7000. Set the aperture on the lens to f/16 and lock it there using the switch located just to the right of 1.8. Now the lens will function in all exposure modes with the aperture being set electronically using the rotating wheel.
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Nikkor 85mm 1.8D and Nikon Df compatibility in Aperture mode

May 10, 2014 by
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Hi,

I have bought a Nikkor 85mm 1.8D for my Nikon Df.
But it only works with the aperture set to f16.
If I set it to f.8 or more, I get FEE error, whatever the mode (A, M, P) and cannot take any photo.

I thought the Df would accept ANY lens.
Am I missing something or is the lens/camera faulty.

Thanks for your answer.

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jm
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Aperture must be set and locked a F/16, aperture is then controlled by the camera not the lens.
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Please read pages 267-268 of the user manual.
It can be downloaded here:
http://download3.nikonimglib.com/archive1/Fmy0O00idFXn00BhAlP77grqqn65/Df_(En)01.pdf
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Is it compatible with D5200?

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Hi, I would like to buy this Lens and use it with D5200 Camera. is it compatible? can i use auto focus mode while taking pictures or i have to manually adjust the focus ring. plz suggest.
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Will not auto focus, as neither the lens or the camera have built in focus motors. You need the AF-S version the -S means the lens has a built in focus motor.
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It will fit no problem but will be manual focus only.
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