Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D

Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 85mm f/1.8D

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 1994-09-01

MSRP Price: $489.95

Made in: Japan, Thailand

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: This fast, compact lens is an excellent choice for indoor or outdoor portraits, as well as indoor sports and stage productions.

Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D 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/1.8
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 Elements6
Lens Groups6
Diaphragm Blades9
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Rear FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance2.8 ft. (0.85m)
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size62mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions(Approx.) 2.8x2.3 in. (Diameter x Length), 71.5x58.5mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight(Approx.) 13.4 oz. (380g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesHN-23 hood, 62mm lens cap, Rear lens cap

Lens Construction

AF Nikkor 85mm f1.8D Construction

MTF Chart

AF Nikkor 85mm f1.8D WTF


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I recently purchased one of these as a prime portrait lens for use on both my d7100 and d700. I’m very pleased with the results I’ve got with the D7100. I’ve yet to use it on my D700 much to give a remark there. The lens is very sharp in my opinion. Perhaps too sharp sometimes. I found the DOF to be very shallow and i’ve missed a few shots because of focusing on the wrong area. I highly recommend this. Just be aware of focus and DOF.