Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-s Manual Focus
Fast Telephoto Portrait Lens
The Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 is said to be the best of the portrait lenses, with its f/1.4 aperture, it`s excellent in low light photography. It`s the fastest telephoto lens in Nikon`s lens lineup, and the first telephoto lens to feature Nikon`s CRC (Close-Range Correction) This lens is a favorite by many portrait photographers, providing you with a nice working distance and a creamy Bokeh. I find that this lens on a DX DSLR gives me a more comfortable working distance then on a 35mm SLR.
The fastest telephoto in the Nikkor line. Beautiful selective focus at maximum aperture makes this lens ideal for people pictures. The first telephoto lens to employ
Nikon's Close-Range Correction System, ensuring high resolution down to a close focusing distance of 36 inches. Accepts 72mm filters; HN-20 lens hood.
A perfect portrait lens, with a sweet Bokeh. If you want a similar focal length on a DX Dslr the Nikon AF 50mm f/1.4 is a good alternative, it will also save you a lot of money. If money is not a problem, get the 85mm f/1.4 which will give you a more comfortable working distance, and a sweeter Bokeh. With the manual focus version, you need your subjects to stand completely still when used wide open, the tiniest move and your subject will be
out of focus.
The descendant of AI, AI-S lenses added a pair of mechanical features
necessary for both automatic and semi-automatic exposure functions of the Nikon
F4, F501/N2020, F301/N2000 and FA camera
CRC - Close-Range Correction is another Nikon extremely significant focusing break-through,
as it allows advanced image perfection at close focusing range and expands the
DX - NIKKOR - Compact and lightweight
Nikon DX lenses feature a lesser image circle and are specifically created and
optimized for the Nikon D-series, digital SLR camera bodies. An ideal option for
photographers and enthusiasts who require shooting of expansive landscapes with
Nikon DX DSLR
The leading factor setting the Nikon
FX apart from other sensors is the large size of the pixels, which allows
for more light collection.
RD- Rounded Diaphragm
Soft-focus images of point light resources create accepted polygonal shapes that
mirror the form of the cavity produced by the diaphragm blades.