Nikon AF-S 85mm F1.4G IF Auto Focus Nikkor Lens:
The highly expected Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S is a professional-grade lens that is specially designed for portraits, studio and wedding photographers that need an ultra-fast, premium lens with a large aperture of f/1.4 for low-light circumstances and low depth of field to isolate subjects from the background, without compromising image quality and sharpness. The Nikon 85mm f/1.4G is built to work awfully well on both FX and DX sensors, yielding very sharp results in the centre frame. Featuring a totally new optical design and a built-in Silent Wave focus Motor, it also includes Nikon's top-end goodies including a 9-bladed diaphragm, Nano Crystal coating for the reduction of flare, a magnesium alloy body shell and weather sealing. Just like most Nikon professional lenses, the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G has a 77mm filter thread and is also sealed beside dust and tough weather conditions for outdoors field use. Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S features Nikon's exclusive M/A mode, that permits switching from auto-focus to manual operation with almost no time delay — even during AF servo operation and regardless of AF mode in use.
Imagine being able to focus a lens without it
altering in size. Nikon's IF technology enables just that. All internal
optical movement is limited to the interior of the non-extending lens barrel.
This allows for a more compact, lightweight construction as well as a closer
focusing distance. Also, a smaller and lighter focusing lens group is employed
to make sure faster focusing. The IF system is featured in most NIKKOR
telephoto and selected NIKKOR zoom lenses. The AF-S NIKKOR 85mm
f/1.4G features a newly-developed optical system with 10 elements in 9
groups and incorporates Nikon’s exclusive anti-reflection Nano
Crystal coat, significantly reducing ghosting and flare to deliver rich,
high contrast images even under the most testing lighting conditions.
As is often the case, there is much more to how
a lens performs than the resolution alone. In this case, Nikon's new
85mm f/1.4 certainly confirms itself competent of producing images of very
high resolution when stopped down a little.
Even wide open, the images produced by this optic are more than fit for purpose.
In the centre the resolution is still good, and the falloff to out of focus is
very smooth and soft, leading to very flattering images. Moreover, on the plus
side, the lens is intelligent to focus accurately enough to make the bright
maximum aperture useful, even if a little care has to be taken from time to
Nikon AF-S 85mm F1.4G IF
Auto Focus Nikkor Lens
High performance FX-format f/1.4
medium-telephoto lens is perfect for portraits, low-light applications offering
beautiful Bokeh (background blur) and outstanding picture quality.
Use of Nano Crystal Coat further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a
wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.
Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the
length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission efficiency and
offers superior colour consistency and reduced flare.
Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format
M/A Focus Mode Switch Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus
Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate and quiet
Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm renders more natural Bokeh (background blur)
Mount Type: Nikon F-Bayonet
F stop range: 1.4-16
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 18°50''
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 28°30'
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.12x
Construction: 9 Groups / 10 Elements
Compatible Format(s): FX - DX - FX in DX Crop Mode - 35mm Film
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Distance Information: Yes
Nano Crystal Coat: Yes
Super Integrated Coating: Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): Yes
Internal Focusing: Yes
Closest Focusing Distance: 3 ft. (0.85m)
Filter Size: 77mm
Dimensions (Diameter x Length): Approx: 3.4x3.3 in. / 86.2x84mm
Lens Case: CL-1118
Lens Hood: HB-55
Weight (Approx.): 23.3 oz. (660g)
Nikon HB-55 Bayonet Lens Hood
Nikon LC-77 Snap-on Front Lens Cap
Nikon LF-1 Rear Lens Cap
Nikon CL-1118 Semi-Soft Lens Case
Instruction / User Manual
About Nikon Lenses
Nikon is the only company in the world that manufactures their imaging products
all the way from glass manufacturing to finished products. The spirit and technology to freely maneuver light are
deeply embedded in Nikon's products.
is a lens brand for cameras that symbolizes the sprit of Nikon.
The design concept of Nikkor such as: "100 year quality" achieved through the
fusion of traditional craftsmanship with
the latest technology; lenses of such quality that they are considered works of
art reflecting the unique
craftsmanship of the master lens makers; High image quality unique to Nikon that
is both sharp and expressive; Styling
so beautiful it brings a joy of ownership without sacrificing usability.
The highly expected
Nikon VR Lenses are professional-grade lenses that is
specifically designed for portraits, studio
and wedding photographers who need an ultra-fast, quality lenses with a large
aperture for low-light circumstances.
VR technology remove image blur caused by camera wobble, mainly when shooting in
low-light conditions, permitting
photographers to use shutter speeds up to three stops slower than they would
normally use to obtain sharp, well
Prime lenses, are smaller, lighter and more compact than zoom lenses and tend to
be faster, offering wide apertures of
f/2.8, f/1.8 or even f/1.4. The large apertures let in more light, which
benefits the photographer in a number of ways.
Nikon Macro lenses ensure superior optical performance even at close distances
that allows you to you take photographs
that are 1:2 or 1:1 reproduction, which is ½ life size to life size respectively
without the need for any additional
accessories. It has both AF (Auto-focus) and MF (manual focus) mechanism. Nikon
Macro lenses features IF "Internal Focusing" mechanism for quiet and smooth
Auto Focus, yet the length of the Lens doesn't change during AF.
Nikon's Micro-NIKKOR lenses are designed to perform their best from infinity all
the way down to their closest
focusing distances. Moving in extremely close to the subject using a Micro-NIKKOR
lens lets you to fill the entire
frame with your subject, allowing you to expand your artistic vision.
Nikon Zoom lenses offers high-performance features in a solid body. Additionally
they possess the shortest closest-focusing distance in its class - 0.33m throughout the entire zoom range. Nikon
Zoom lenses are perfect for
photojournalism and other all-purpose photographic needs.
These elements convey an "authentic ambience" to its owner, and are passed from
yesterday to today, and from today to
tomorrow, with the aim of bringing greater joy of visual expression to people
who take photos.