Nikon AF 85mm f/1.4 reviews: Lens

12 customer reviews

This lens is a good all rounder.

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9.3 out of 10 based on 12 reviews.
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BRYN, TELFORD SHROPSHIRE KEEN SEMI PRO

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
SUPER SHARP EVEN AT LARGE APERTURES.
wONDERFUL FOR AVAILABE LIGHT PORTRAITURE.
GOES A TREAT WITH MY D700 WHICH IS THE BEST ISO SENSITIVETY WITH QUALITY EVER.
Bad points:
OLD FASHIONED HOOD, SO WHAT.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Feb 2010

Paul, Witney

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
A superb lens and certainly the best in it's class.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 May 2008

Brian, Milton Keynes

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This in my opinion is the industry standard portrait lens. Image quality, sharpness, bokeh is unsurpassed. Beautifully made and nice and heavy, ideal given it's a non-vr lens and stability is paramount. In the studio I use this lens 100% of the time.
Bad points:
Screw in metal lens hood - outdated concept. Focusing is fast but could be faster but that is a minor thing.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 May 2008

Allan, Manchester. A non-professional enthusiast.

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
A tried and tested Nikon design, with excellent reviews. Downside is cost, par for the professional market it is best suited to. Limited second-hand examples make new purchase a neccesity for me. I waited for the description and pricing of the new Sigma lens: similar specification, similar pricing, but for me the exclusion of an aperture ring on the Sigma model (unneccesary on a modern Digital body ) was a decision point for me, since I want the opportunity to use the lens on some out-dated film bodies (F5,F2AS....) as well as Nikon's later digital bodies.
Bad points:
You already know, the cost.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Mar 2010

Steve, Inverness

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Isolates subject with beautiful bokeh.
Bad points:
Can be really hard to keep subject within depth of field when wide open.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 4.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Nov 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Image quality
Bad points:
Old-fashioned design and look
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fantastically sharp even at f1.4.
Bad points:
Expensive, autofocus slightly slower than main stream lenses (such as the f2.8 24-70mm). Doesn't matter for portraits though.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Dec 2010

Also known as: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D, Nikon 85mm f/1.4D, Nikon 85mm f1.4

 
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