Fast, Affordable, Compact - the New Nikkor AF-S 85mm f-1.8G Lens

by jimmeriah

For amateur or semi-professionals who are looking for a fast, budget-minded lens, the 85mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR lens from Nikon is just what you've been long searching for!

Nikon’s FX-format cameras offer outstanding image quality with their updated sensor arrays, and this lens is an excellent addition to the FX line. Billed as a medium-telephoto lens, it serves as an excellent portrait lens without being too bulky, heavy, or obtrusive.

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Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

The AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G has been designed for use on Nikon's FX-format D-SLR cameras. this updated medium telephoto f/1.8 lens features Nikon's Internal Focus (IF) system ...

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Nikon’s Internal Focus (IF) technology contains all moving parts to the internal lens barrel, so you can achieve those close-up focal shots without worrying about being constrained by the typical focal lengths of standard 85mm lenses. As well, the fast 1.8f aperture allows for great photos, even in low-light situations. The larger aperture also allows you to gain very shallow depth of field, so you can easily throw your backgrounds out of focus to achieve very dramatic portraits.

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The Nikon NIKKOR 85mm/1.8fG lens isn’t just great for portraiture, though. You can make full use of the FX’s digital HD video capabilities by outfitting it with this lens. The wide aperture allows you to take great-looking HD video in fast-moving or low-light situations. When shooting video, the last thing you want on your audio track is the sound of your lens motors grinding as the lens components move. Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides you with quick and silent focusing operation by using ultra-sonic vibrations to focus the lens instead of motors. It’s a slick, silent way to keep your subject in focus with minimal manual intervention. But if you do need to switch to manual focus, just grab the focusing ring and twist - you’re granted seamless manual focus override almost instantly.

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So you don’t have an FX model, but you’ve got an older DX model camera body? No problem - this lens will retrofit to the DX models - just be aware that because of the reduced sensor size in the DX models, your field of view (FOV) is going to be reduced to approximately 127mm. However, you still get all the benefit of the amazing lens technology that Nikon offers, including their Super Integrated Coating on all optics that reduces lens flare and helps create sharp, detailed images regardless of your shooting conditions.

 

A great portrait lens, a superb digital video lens, and all of Nikon’s advanced lens technology in a small, affordable package makes the Nikon NIKKOR 85mm/1.8fG a piece of equipment that no photographer should be without. If you're ready to get into professional photography, you might want to consider this lens as one of your tools in capturing high quality pictures.

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Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

The AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G has been designed for use on Nikon's FX-format D-SLR cameras. this updated medium telephoto f/1.8 lens features Nikon's Internal Focus (IF) system ...

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Updated: 01/16/2012, jimmeriah
 
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