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A legendary portrait lens

This renowned, ultra-fast f/1.4 prime lens opens up a world of artistic potential. Optimized for FX-format D-SLRs, it combines superior NIKKOR optical properties and advanced Nikon lens technologies for truly exceptional performance in the field or in the studio, whether shooting stills or HD videos. Its versatile medium-telephoto 85mm angle-of-view and shallow depth of field deliver razor-sharp detail, high contrast, true color reproduction and beautiful background blur (bokeh) for close-up subjects, portraits, nature images and more.
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Exceptional portraits and videos

f/1.4 85mm medium-telephoto perspective

The ultra-fast AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF delivers photos and HD videos with remarkable sharpness and beautiful shallow depth-of-field, even in low-light situations. Its medium-telephoto angle-of-view—a favorite among portrait photographers—will inspire creative new compositions. Manual aperture control lets you make smooth adjustments during Live View shooting, a major advantage for HD video recording. Expect truly exceptional results in every shooting situation.

Flagship NIKKOR lens

Superior optical design and features

Built on a legacy of outstanding optical performance, the AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF shines as one of NIKKOR’s flagship lenses. Its A-M switch allows for fast switching between AF and manual focusing modes. Nikon’s Internal Focusing (IF) technology enables precise focusing without the lens size changing, allowing for more compact, lightweight lens construction and closer minimum focusing distances. The Super Integrated Coating (SIC) prevents lens flare and ghosting, even at wide aperture settings. And the lens’ rounded nine-blade diaphragm creates a more attractive, natural background blur effect.
A-M
A-M
A-M stands for Auto-Manual Mode. Thanks to a mechanism incorporated in the lens barrel, smooth focusing operation in Manual focus mode is realized in the same way as users have become accustomed to with conventional manual-focus lenses by adding an appropriate torque to the focus ring.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF 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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A must have lens for portrait photographer. It's worth every penny spent. Razor-sharp details and silky sweet bokeh. July 30, 2010
One of the greatest Nikkor portrait lenses ever This is one of the best portrait lenses out there. I fell in love with the 85mm f1.4D since the first shot I've taken with it. I started using it on a D300 and I currently use it on my D3. This lens is a gem: superb build quality (too bad lenses aren't build this way anymore), tack sharp wide open, amazing colors (although on the neutral side, not the warm side), exquisite defocus all this at a very good price. Mine focuses fast and precise, especially on my D3. I love the metal sun shade (which is terrific when you use CPL filters because you can rotate them smoother and have better control), the aperture ring is very useful if you can't control the diaphragm when in video mode (on D7x00, D6x0 bodies). I love using the aperture ring on my F100. Because it does rely on the AF motor inside your Nikon body, to achieve fast and precise focus you need a serious body. I recommend D3/D4 for perfect tack sharp photos @ f1.4. I noticed that on D810 it's tack sharp in the center @ f1.4 only if you shoot in live view mode. This is because any other AF system beside the ones in the D3/D4 aren't so micro-precise. Also the shutter-lag in the D3/D4 bodies is almost 0 and this aids a lot when shooting wide open. When shot on D8x0 and D6x0 the image is definitely sharp in the center @ f1.4 but you can't imagine how sharp it can be unless you start using a proper focusing and shooting technique - I guess this is why some folks don't get sharp images no matter what they do. I only shoot at f1.4 - it's that good! :) December 30, 2014
The Bokeh Queen... I have had this lens on my wish list for a while, and finally went for it. So glad I did. I have always been a 70-200 2.8 guy, and still am for certain things, but I have found this 85mm 1.4d gives you the best bokeh effects specifically for portrait applications. And is much easier to carry around as well...I think a new love affair has begun for me....very solid construction...feels balanced with my D3. I've shot the 85mm 1.4G as well. It may have a slight edge in some areas, but I find those differences to be minor. April 24, 2014
Phenomenal lens, tack sharp, creamy, melted butter of a bokeh I have bought this lens originally for my Nikon D700, and it performed flawlessly. Tack sharp at 1.4, and the falloff into dream-like bokeh is quite beautiful. I also love the all metal screw in lens hood, very high quality and THAT's protection for the lens (I don't use UV filters, I think the hood is protection enough - especially this one). Construction-wise it's well built, the AF motor is a tad bid louder than the newer G lenses, but I don't mind that at all. For me it's the image quality at the end of the day. Though I was worried that when I upgraded to D800E and the D600 this lens would not be able to keep up, I was pleasantly surprised. I love everything about this lens, it's great for portraits. I only shoot it at 1.4. That what this lens was meant for. Get it, if you can find a used one, it's built like a tank, so it lasts forever, and I have a feeling it holds its used value, so even if you give it up, you are not likely going to lose much. June 3, 2013
This lens has no Nikon equal perhaps the canon 1.2l and I think this lens is sharper at the centre. Flowers, portraits and depth of field are what I love most, so this lens is a dream, love it to bits, I started with the 50 1.4D which was a learning curve, and then the 80-200 2.8 ED which is also good but this lens is just so easy in comparison. Like the 50mm, the 85 is a gem when closed down for landscapes. Comparing the 85 1.4D to the other versions, this one has the narrowest depth of field and looking at the photo-zone playing card tests, it is closer to the Canon 1.2L in the blur characteristics than the other Nikons, which is quite a surprise! though the Canon will let in more light obviously, but it does highlight that the design of being very sharp in the centre with large fall off either side was very much intended and a very clever design for its purpose, by landscape settings there is not much difference between all the 85's including Sigma. The other interesting fact is the new 85 has the same T stop of 1.7, despite the Nano coating. This f1.2 like characteristic is what some pro's are missing in the new lens, which will show itself in the blurred region between the eyes and hair in portrait photography, so now they still need both lenses! John April 8, 2013
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will this lens work on a D5200!

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It will work but manual focus only. Neither the lens or camera have built in focus motors. You need lenses designated with AF-S or the older AF-I both have a built in focus motor

. http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d5200/compatibility02.htm
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will this lens work with the D3100 camera body?

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It will work but manual focus only. Neither the lens or the camera have built in focus motors. You need lenses with the AF-S or older AF-I designation.
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What will the difference be, between the end product of the 85mm 1.4D and the 1.4G? Will there be a discernible difference in end product of the two ?

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Thanks very much. I am having a ball with my D610
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You may notice differences between the end products of each lens due to construction of the lens. Every detail was considered in the making of the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G, resulting in a remarkable, versatile lens. Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus operation with seamless manual focus override. Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) and Nano Crystal Coat (N) work together to virtually eliminate ghosting and lens flare and to assure uniform color balance and contrast. The AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF shines as one of NIKKOR’s flagship lenses. Its A-M switch allows for fast switching between AF and manual focusing modes. Nikon’s Internal Focusing (IF) technology enables precise focusing without the lens size changing, allowing for more compact, lightweight lens construction and closer minimum focusing distances. The Super Integrated Coating (SIC) prevents lens flare and ghosting, even at wide aperture settings. And the lens’ rounded nine-blade diaphragm creates a more attractive, natural background blur effect. Please see the following links for each lens for MTF charts and product sample images:

AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Pr...

AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Pr...
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