Nikon AF 85mm f/1,8 D


Nikon AF 85mm f/1,8 D
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Nikon AF 85mm f/1,8 D
This is a prime lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 1994.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
It's been a long time since the lens and this model first was launched. Before you buy an older (and perhaps used and pre owned) lens a recommendation is to check with the manufacturer and their service centers whether there still are spare parts available. Hopefully spare parts wont be an issue but imagine accidently damaging the lens and finding out afterwards that no spare parts exists. We therefore recommend that you, to be sure, check this prior to purchasing.
If you buy a new lens, in a store, you always have your warranty to fall back on, regardless of the age of the lens but if you are interested in buying a pre owned and used lens without warranty this may be even more important to look up because you might otherwise be left without both warranty and spare parts.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The possibility to use auto focus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in auto focus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate auto focus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.
The lens has a focal length of 85 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Read more about the auto focus motor and the importance of this part
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/1,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is extremely bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.
Read more about the aperture and lens brightness
Read more about how an image stabilizer works
 
Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 62 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "HN-23".
Read more about filters
Read more about lens hoods
 
Different versions of the lens
This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.
Nikon AF 85mm f/1,8 D  (1994) << The lens you are currently viewing
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1,8 G (2012)
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF 85mm f/1,8 D
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF 85mm f/1,8 D
 
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price
The lens brightness, f/1,8
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
Light weight (380 gr)
No built-in auto focus motor 
The lens model is more than 15 years old
This lens has been replaced by a newer version
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Nikon AF 85mm f/1,8 D  (See dictionary)
Release date: 1994
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Telephoto Lens
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes (NOTE, see below)
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
No
Nikon; for auto focus the camera has to have a built-in auto focus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/1,8
Focal Length 85 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  85 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  128 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 6 elements / 6 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:85 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 62 mm
Lens Hood:
HN-23(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):71 x 58 mm
Vikt:380 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)489 USD
 
 
Product Page (Nikon):
Link to Nikon (product page)
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Text from Nikon:"This fast, compact lens is an excellent choice for indoor or outdoor portraits, as well as indoor sports and stage productions.

Compact and portable telephoto lens that is ideal for portraits.

Subtle blurring of background for beautifully natural and evocative portraits.

Rear focusing for fast AF operation.

An excellent choice for your first telephoto lens. "
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
focus-numerique.com
http://www.focus-numerique.com/test-1336/objectif-nikkor-85mm-f1_8-D-presentation-caracteristiques-1.html
 
focus-numerique.com
http://www.focus-numerique.com/test-1267/objectif-comparatif-optiques-85mm-nikon-presentation-caracteristiques-1.html
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=65&sort=7&cat=12&page=3
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/nikon-slr-lenses-40/telephoto-slr-lenses-165/103-nikon-af-nikkor-85mm-f18d-lens-review.html
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF 85mm f/1,8 D
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF 85mm f/1,8 D
Different versions of this lens
1994 Nikon AF 85mm f/1,8 D
2012 Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1,8 G

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