AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF
Excellent for Portraits
Excellent for portrait photography. Great detail under many different lighting situations.
July 30, 2010
Fantastic Portrait Lens
I purchased this lens for portrait work with my family. It is without a doubt the best Nikon lens for portrait work. The number of blades for the diaphram makes for pleasing buttery bokeh in the out of focus areas. The focal length is very pleasing for portraits. Low light performance is great at 1.4
Very high quality lens.
July 30, 2010
One of Nikon's Best
I have used this lens originally on the D90 and D7000. When I upgraded to the full frame D600 this lens really started to shine. It is razor sharp particularly when wide open. When shooting portraits, you do have to be very careful with your focus point due to its very shallow depth of field but once you get it right I dare say you would be hard pressed to find any other lens that would outperform it. I also have the 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 which I use for portraits but I find that the quality of the photos when using this prime lens is always far superior. Like anything else, you get what you pay for, so while it is expensive it is truly a wise investment. If portraits are your thing, don't hesitate to put this in your bag.
June 8, 2014
Fee error on my D700
This lens works fine on my D90, And every other lens I have works on my D700 but this one. The D700 will auto-focus with this lens fine but will not let me click an exposure. All I get is a Fee error. I've tried opening the aperture all the way and all that. Any suggestions?
November 18, 2010
Lens needs updating
Shooting wide open at 1.4 does give you images that you won't get with most lenses but this lens does it have its limitations. First the good. The 85 1.4 does offer you the ability to shoot in very low light. The color is good and the lens when stopped down is very sharp. The lens is also compact when compared to the Canon equivalent. On the negative side the lens although the lens offers low light capability the focusing does not work very well in low light. The worst part is that the lens can actually register that it is in focus when it is not. Focusing speed is also slow. The other issue is CA. The CA is very heavy on this lens and although most can be fixed in processing it is an annoyance. If you have only shot Nikon then this lens may be on your short list. I would say that it doesn't have quite the magic that the Canon has but it also doesn't have the price tag. I would recommend the Nikon 105mm F2 DFC over the 85 and I hope that Nikon updates this lens soon.
July 31, 2010
This product is very good for sports photos
This is a product I would recomend for action shots and close ups of concert and sports events. Light weight and very versitile.
July 30, 2010