Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF

Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 1995-09-01

MSRP Price: $1359.95

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: This ultra-fast, incredibly sharp f/1.4 lens is perfect for low-light portraits and general photography where a shallow depth of field is desired.

Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length85mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.11x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)18°50'
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)28°30'
Optical Information
Lens Elements9
Lens Groups8
Diaphragm Blades9
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance2.8 ft. (0.85m)
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions(Approx.) 3.1x5.7 in. (Diameter x Length), 80x72.5mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight(Approx.) 19.4 oz. (550g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied Accessories77mm lens cap, HN-31 hood, Rear lens cap

Lens Construction

AF NIKKOR 85mm f1.4D IF Construction

MTF Chart

AF NIKKOR 85mm f1.4D IF MTF Chart

Image Samples

AF NIKKOR 85mm f1.4D IF sample (4) AF NIKKOR 85mm f1.4D IF sample (3)

AF NIKKOR 85mm f1.4D IF sample (2) AF NIKKOR 85mm f1.4D IF sample (1)


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I’ve had more ‘keepers’ with this lens than with any other lens. 🙌🏼


Agreed,totally. I‘ve given up Nikon few years ago and this lense is almost forgotten. Recently I put it on my A7S2 with adapter,and WOW!It beats all my current lense even including Leica 50mm 14,the Leica is good but I think it’s not well perform at Sony.


This is an incredible lens. I have the following Nikon lenses:
24mm f/1.4G
50mm f1.4G
24-70mm f/2.8G
70-200 f/2.8G VR II
17-55mm f/2.8 DX

All are used on a Nikon D810

These lenses are all very sharp, high end products with great color rendition. The 85mm f1.4D is as sharp as any of them but what truly amazes me is the 85mm is just as sharp from f/1.4 all the way to f/16; I don’t know how that is possible but that is one of the features that I love. The bokeh is stunning. Wide open, it is so easy to make the background disappear. Colors are deep and rich. Portraits have a very pleasing rendition that none of my other lenses can match. I thought that it would be difficult to focus wide open but the D810 nails it every time even in low light. I thought that it would be slow to focus (as described in some reports) but with the D810 it is not noticeably slower than my other lenses. Using the lens hood, I have not had any problems with ghosting/flare. It is built like a tank. Only downside is being louder than any of the other G type lenses. My favorite!!