Nikon 85mm f1.8 G AF-S Lens
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Nikon 85mm f1.8 G AF-S Lens

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The fast aperture, medium-telephoto Nikon 85mm f1.8 G AF-S is a prime FX lens that delivers incredibly sharp and clear images. It features a Silent Wave Motor, which ensures discreet but accurate autofocus, and a large aperture that allows you to capture photographs with a beautiful bokeh effect in the out-of-focus areas. On a DX-format DSLR, this lens has an apparent 128mm focal length.

Key Features: Nikon 85mm f1.8 G AF-S Lens

  • A fast, fixed-focal-length, medium telephoto lens with 85 mm focal length
  • Large maximum aperture of f/1.8
  • Newly developed optical system optimized for use with digital SLRs
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) realizes quiet AF operation
  • Two focus modes are available — M/A (quick switching from AF to MF) and M (manual focus)

Flattering portraits in any light - Get astonishing low light results.
This medium telephoto portrait lens is great for use in the studio, on set or for shooting in available light; producing stills or HD video of people with attractive skin tones and beautiful background blur. With its fast f/1.8 aperture, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G will capture even low-light situations with stunning brilliance.

Nikon 85mm f1.8 G AF-S Lens Sample Shutter speed: 1/250s | Aperture: f/2.2 | Focal length: 85mm

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Technical Terms

M/A - Manual/Automatic
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.

SWM - Silent Wave Motor
AF-s is what Nikon calls their ultra fast Auto-Focusing lenses which utilise Nikons silent wave motor (~SWM). This system works by converting travelling waves into rotational energy to focus the optics the ultrasonic waves move in a spiral pattern inside the barrel with the motor positioned on top of the waves driving it from below.

AS - Aspherical Lens
A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.

IF - Internal Focusing
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.

 

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Product Specification

Aperture Blades 7
Colour Black
Filter Thread [mm] 67
Focal Length ~ Tele [mm] 85.0
Focal Length ~ Wide [mm] 85.0
Hood Model HB-62
Image Stabilisation No
Included Accessories lens hood, Soft pouch
Lens Elements 9
Lens Groups 9
Lens Mount Nikon F (FX)
Lens Type Short Telephoto Prime
Max Aperture ~ Tele 1.8
Max Aperture ~ Wide 1.8
Maximum Format Size FX
MF Switch Yes
Minimum Aperture 16
Minimum Focus Distance [m] 0.80
Size 80 x 73 mm
Weight [g] 350.00
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Product Code: 1528888-wex Manufacturers Part Number: JAA341DA