The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro and the Nikon 85mm f1.4D for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro is the longer of the two lenses at 95mm. The Nikon 85mm f1.4D with a length of 73mm is 22mm shorter. On the other hand, the Nikon 85mm f1.4D has a larger diameter of 80mm compared to Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro's 73mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro weighs 540g, which means it is 10g (1%) lighter than the Nikon 85mm f1.4D which has a weight of 550g.
Both Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro and Nikon 85mm f1.4D has the same Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro is also available in Canon EF mount.
Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 100mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 150mm.
Nikon 85mm f1.4D is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 85mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 127.5mm.