Nikon 85mm f1.8G is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with F(FX) Mount
What type of photography is the Nikon 85mm f1.8G lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon 85mm f1.8G is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f1.8G Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f1.8G lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Fast Aperture
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
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We couldn't find any significant Cons for the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f1.8G
Nikon 85mm f1.8G is compatible with cameras that have a 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.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Nikon 85mm f1.8G has a maximum diameter of 80mm and total length of 73mm. It weighs 350g / 12.3 oz.
Nikon 85mm f1.8G has a filter thread of 67mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Nikon 85mm f1.8G:
Nikon 85mm f1.8G has a fixed focal length 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.
The Nikon 85mm f1.8G is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Nikon 85mm f1.8G with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D850.
Optical Image Stabilization
Nikon 85mm f1.8G doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Nikon Micro-85mm f3.5G ED VR in Nikon F (FX) mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Nikon 85mm f1.8G With Optical Image Stabilization
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Nikon 85mm f1.8G has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.124x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.8m. 0.124x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Telephoto Prime type Nikon F mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Nikon 85mm f1.8G has a max aperture of F1.8 and a minimum aperture of F16.0.
Nikon 85mm f1.8G's optical formula consists of 9 elements in 9 groups .
Nikon 85mm f1.8G comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is HB-62.
Nikon 85mm f1.8G is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Nikon 85mm f1.8G
Here are the eight most popular comparisons of the Nikon 85mm f1.8G amongst Camera Decision readers.
Top Alternatives of Nikon 85mm f1.8G Lens
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