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An update to Nikon’s legendary 85mm, f/1.4 portrait lens

Employing a re-designed optical system that includes Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and Nano Crystal Coat (N), the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G inherits its predecessor’s ultra-fast f/1.4 maximum aperture and rounded nine-blade diaphragm for superior depth-of-field control and background blur (bokeh). Engineered to inspire new levels of creativity and artistry, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G will unleash the full potential of your Nikon D-SLR or HD-SLR—in the studio or in the field.
Nano Crystal Coat
M/A
IF Lens
Silent Wave Motor
Super Integrated Coating

A portrait of perfection

Ultra-fast f/1.4 medium-telephoto lens

The AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G is an advanced lens, optimized for today’s D-SLR and HD-SLR cameras. Its medium-telephoto angle-of-view is ideal for portraits and general photography in the studio or in the field. Its ultra-fast f/1.4 aperture with a rounded nine-blade diaphragm creates beautiful, natural background blur and enables shooting in dramatic low-light situations. Take your creativity to new heights.

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Advanced technology for amazing shots

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.
Nano Crystal Coat
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.
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.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
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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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
superb lens 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
Excellent! This is a great lens with fantastic bokeh qualities. I use it with my D4 and am able to achieve desired results with great consistency. June 11, 2013
In my opinion the best 85mm I have seen. I am semi pro in that I earn money to support my Camera addiction and the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G is in my opinion the best glass I have seen even in a medium format equivalent lens this is one of the fastest and cleanest portrait and medium focal length lenses I have owned in a 35mm FX format, Super FAST in low light Sports as in Basketball, and a superb portrait lens with beautiful Bokeh, I couple it to my D3 and D3x and the results are breath taking. October 15, 2012
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If I am correct, when I wanted a 90 mm lens for portrait photography, I used a 60. I've been waiting for the D4X but when I saw the D3200, I bought it thinking it could hold me over until the D4X release.

I am about to buy the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G which will on the D3200 function as an 85 mm (ideal for portrait) but when I finally get to buy the D4X, will then that lens function as an 85 mm X 1.5 and not ideal for portraits.

I am under the impression that the DX series box makes the lens 1.5 X as long but that the D3200 does not. I don't want a 85 mm at $1700 that will become 1.5 X longer when place on the coming D4X.

I may be just confused and if so, I apologize.
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You have it reversed, the 85mm on the d3200 will have a focal length of approx 127mm this is because the d3200 is a DX camera, the D4( or x when produced) are full frame FX lenses.
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Compatibility?

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Is this lens is compatible with entry level D-SLR like D5100?
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Yes it is.
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WIll this lense work on the D800?

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Nano Coating Worth it?

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I have noticed that lenses with Nano Coating are $1000 more. Is it really worth the extra cash? Is the image really better. I am planning to use the lens for portraits.

Thanks!!!
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The nano coating is usually applied to Nikon's pro level lenses. It is not just the nano coating but the overall build quality. The lens worth every penny it cost.(alot of pennies)
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85mm 1.4 or 50mm 1.4

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I am doing weddings and I was wondering if the 85mm 1.4 is too narrow. In that case I guess I would go for the 50mm 1.4. I would take photos of plate settings and just other decorations.

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both lens are great, but for most weddingsi would much rather have the 85 1.4. this lens is second to none on potraits. quality is perfect. the 50 is great. but for my money the 85 is number one. go to a pro camera shop and try them both.
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Is this lens compatible with the D5100?

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Yes, the lens has a built in focus motor.
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Weather Resistance?

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I have been using this lens with my D7000 for about 6 months now and hardly ever take it off because it's so amazing. It is a pro lens (correct?) and with the rubber seal at the mount and seeing several photographs of Nikon equipment in brochures and such with rain drops on it - how much is this lens/camera combo intended to withstand? I understand it's not waterPROOF, that would be insane however I am a nature photographer at heart and frequently freek out when the drops start coming down.

Can anyone give me a generalization as to how much the 85mm f/1.4G can take when mounted to the D7000?

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■ AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens Care
• Do not pick up or hold the lens or camera using only the lens
hood.
• Keep the CPU contacts clean.
• Should the rubber lens-mount gasket be damaged, cease
use immediately and take the lens to a Nikon-authorized
service center for repair.
• Use a blower to remove dust and lint from the lens surfaces.
To remove smudges and fingerprints, apply a small amount
of ethanol or lens cleaner to a soft, clean cotton cloth or lenscleaning
tissue and clean from the center outwards using a
circular motion, taking care not to leave smears or touch the
glass with your fingers.
• Never use organic solvents such as paint thinner or benzene
to clean the lens.
• The lens hood or NC filters can be used to protect the front
lens element.
• Attach the front and rear caps before placing the lens in its
flexible pouch.
• If the lens will not be used for an extended period, store it in
a cool, dry location to prevent mold and rust. Do not store in
direct sunlight or with naphtha or camphor moth balls.
• Keep the lens dry. Rusting of the internal mechanism can
cause irreparable damage.
• Leaving the lens in extremely hot locations could damage or
warp parts made from reinforced plastic.
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Compatible with D300S?

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Amazon says "no" to the compatibility with the D300S, but I'm pretty sure this is the lens I borrowed from another student at a photography workshop and loved it. Will it work with my Nikon D300S?
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Fully compatible
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I got a Nikon 85mm F/1.4 G Lens with serial number 242xxx, which was sold to me as a US version.

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I was expecting a prefix US in serial number. Is this lens US version or not? Or what is the difference?
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Not all NIKKOR lenses intended for the US market will have the US prefix in the serial number. Please contact Nikon Support with your serial number if you would like us to research this for you : https://support.nikonusa.com/app/co....
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How is USA Product identified for the 85mm f1/4 lens?

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The serial number should start with 60..... and inside the box should be a USA warranty card.
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Is my D90 also compatible with this lens?

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I bought this lens and then it struck me that it may not work with my D90. I hope I'm wrong!
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Yes, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G is compatible with the D90. For more information on lenses to use with the D90, please see: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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