|AF||Autofocus lens with mechanical transmission of the aperture value to the camera. Designed for Nikon SLR cameras equipped with built-in motor. The autofocus will not be available with the rest of Nikon SLR cameras.|
|D||The lens transmits distance information to the camera.|
|Position in the lineup|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.8G||Jan 2012||⊗|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm F/1.8D||Mar 1994||⊗|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm F/1.8||Dec 1987||⊗|
|Nikon Nikkor 85mm F/1.8||Mar 1975||⊗|
|Nikon Nikkor-H·C 85mm F/1.8||1972||⊗|
|Nikon Nikkor-H 85mm F/1.8||Aug 1964||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||28.5° (35mm full frame)|
|18.9° (Nikon APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||6 elements in 6 groups|
|Number of blades:||9|
|Closest focusing distance:||85 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||No motor (Nikon F)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||No|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø71.5 x 58.5 mm|
|Materials:||High-quality plastic barrel|
|Filter size:||62 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is compact, of moderate weight, made of high-quality plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens lacks focusing mode switch, therefore you have to set the automatic or manual focus mode from the camera. Full-Time Manual Focus is not available.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 62 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
The focusing ring rotates during autofocus which looks pretty anachronistic by today's standards. It is strongly recommended not to touch the ring or manually stop its movement because it might result in damage to the lens and/or camera.
- The autofocus will not be available with Nikon D40, D40X, D60, D3000-D3400, D5000-D5600 SLR cameras.
|Sensor size:||35.9×24 mm|
|Vignetting at F/1.8:||-1.44 EV|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 2 MB|
Alternatives (AF, 74..96 mm)
|Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm F/1.4D IF||1995||⊗|
|Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm F/1.8||1987||⊗|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.4G||2010||⊗|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F/1.8G||2012||⊗|
|Sigma 85mm F/1.4 DG HSM | A||2016||⊗|
|Sigma 85mm F/1.4 EX DG HSM||2010||⊗|
|Tamron SP AF 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F016||2016||⊗|