AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
This lens is great for making bokehlicious images!!!
I've had the 85mm f/1.4G now for over a year and have been very satisfied with this lens. It was the second prime lens I purchased for my camera as I upgraded the gear in my bag and transitioned to prime lenses. My decision on the purchase was based on my wanting the focal length and desire for a fast lens. It was extremely useful photographing indoor sports using only available light.
The focus is so sweet leaving the background bokehlicious at f/1.4. Stop down a bit to give a hint of the background or all the way to provide a sense of place without drawing attention away from the subject. The autofocus works fast enough as i photograph players on the court and most importantly for me - my dog having fun at the park or wherever we travel to.
The 85mm f/1.4G is definitely worth purchasing for creating tasty images with delicious bokeh and crazy sharpness. The weight of all that glass is noticeable with it's impressive real estate of 77mm ring size. I appreciate the balance of glass, metal, and plastic that it doesn't feel burdensome to handle. I've used this lens a lot and it doesn't spend time collecting dust so I find it to be a great purchase for me.
October 27, 2014
Great size and supper sharp !
I just received this lens yesterday after a six week wait due to a back order issue, however after using it for just one day it was well worth the wait. This lens so far is the best lens of this focal length that I have ever used. Great Lens!
October 1, 2014
Best Portrait Lens
This has become my go-to portrait lens. The image quality is amazing even when shooting wide open. Virtually zero distortion and focuses like a champ.
One of the best lenses in my stable
February 14, 2014
just sold my 85 1.8g and got this lens and oh boy what a BIG DIFFERENCE. everything is tack sharp even @ 1.4 iam very satified with the switch. and if you thinking doing the same too or thinking of buying one go ahead you will be one happy camper :).
November 13, 2013
Have used this lens twice, I'm in love with it.
First time using this lens was easy. Put it on my brand new D-800, ( last camera was a D-7000 ). Every picture taken was great. The back ground out of focus but the colors of the fall leaves were just what i was looking for. This is a great portrait lens, I'll be useing this lens a lot.
October 31, 2013