Superb depth of field control with beautiful background blur at wider aperture settings.
Each NIKKOR lens represents great craftsmanship delivering a level of clarity and reliability that every passionate photographer can appreciate. And with the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens from Nikon this is certainly true. Combining a classic focal length with a fast maximum aperture in a design with excellent Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) characteristics, this lens delivers superb image quality from Nikon’s rich legacy of NIKKOR optics.
A great choice for portraits, still-life shots, low-light scenes and more, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens offers keen photographers an easy and affordable way to discover the benefits of a fast medium-telephoto lens. And weighing in at just 350 grams it is lighter than its predecessors.
Whatever your ideas, experience or creative vision, there is always a NIKKOR lens to draw out your potential. This classic 85mm FX-format lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 allows for tight head and shoulder shots with extreme detail, perfectly balancing sharpness and bokeh. An excellent choice when shooting in low light, the fast aperture also helps you shoot with available light, capturing striking, sharp images. And with these conditions a bright viewfinder image is created making it easier to achieve the very best composition.
With its fast f/1.8 aperture this medium telephoto lens is ideal for portraiture in low light.
With an all-new optical design that has been optimised to meet the requirements of today’s DSLRs, this prime lens comprises 9 elements in a 9 group configuration with a seven rounded-blade iris diaphragm. Together this design allows in-focus subjects to always remain sharp, while rendering backgrounds with a soft natural blur. Resulting in superb detailed images, this lens is also an attractive choice for videographers shooting in Full HD.
Nikon's AF-S technology is yet another reason why professional photographers like NIKKOR lenses. Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) converts travelling waves into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that’s extremely accurate and super quiet. So for discrete shooting you can set up the shot in an instant and camera focusing won’t disturb sensitive subjects like wildlife.
The compact design makes this an easy carry-around lens that works brilliantly for any spontaneous photo opportunity.
Combining ease-of-use and maximum precision, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens has two focus modes. In addition to Manual focus, Manual-priority autofocus (M/A) allows you to switch from autofocus to manual operation with virtually no time lag, even during AF servo operation and regardless of the AF mode in use. This gives all the benefits of fast, automatic focusing while still retaining the ability to make fine focus adjustments before taking the shot.
Cleverly crafted in a way that only an optical manufacturer can understand, Nikon creates technologies that make NIKKOR lenses the best choice for any type of still or moving imagery. Nikon's Internal focus (IF) technology limits all the optical movement to the interior of the non-extending lens barrel. This intelligent system allows for a more compact and lightweight design as well as a close minimum focusing distance of approximately 80cm (2.62ft). Omitting the need for an aperture ring, G-type lens aperture is controlled electronically through the camera. Electronic adjustment is not only very efficient but also allows Nikon to place a weather sealing on the lens mount, so you can shoot with complete confidence. Fully compatible with entry level DSLRs that do not have a built in autofocus motor, this prime lens is suitable for a huge variety of situations where image quality is paramount.
On a quest to create the finest optics in the world, Nikon’s AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens offers stunning sharpness giving your images a distinct personality.
 Focal length of 85mm when used on a camera with an FX sensor. When fitted to a DX-format DSLR this lens has an angle of view equivalent to that of a 127.5mm lens in 35mm  format.
Product Feature Comparison
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