This fast, compact lens is an excellent choice for indoor or outdoor portraits, as well as indoor sports and stage productions.
The AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Lens from Nikon is an excellent choice for indoor or outdoor portraits, as well as indoor sports and stage productions. Exceptionally compact for a telephoto lens, measuring only 2.3″ (58.4mm), it boasts a close focus distance down to 34″. Its 6 element, 6 group construction with a super integrated lens coating delivers sharp, clear images, vibrant colors and great detail. This lens is compatible with DX, FX, FX in DX Crop Mode, and 35mm film format cameras.
- The fast f/1.8 aperture is an excellent choice for indoor or outdoor portraits, as well as indoor sports and stage productions
- Internal focusing for fast AF operation.
- Subtle blurring of background for beautifully natural and evocative portraits.
- An excellent choice for your first telephoto lens.
The Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.8 D was a very boring lens during the tests simply because it showed a exceptional performance in all tested categories. Besides the lab results the lens shows a beautiful bokeh (out-of-focus blur). If I had to name a weakness it may be flare in contra light but it is a minor issue in the otherwise very harmonic package. So if you´re looking for a portrait lens or a similar application where you would like to isolate an object from its environment this is an ideal lens. Highly recommended!
This is a lens to get if you don’t have an 80-200/2.8 zoom. The zoom tends to be as sharp and almost as fast, so they tend to overlap in capability.