Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-s Manual Focus Lens

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Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-s Manual Focus
Fast Telephoto Portrait Lens

Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AIsT 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.

Alternate Lenses
f/1.4 Manual Focus Lenses:
Bower 85mm f/1.4 Nikon 85mm f/1.4 Manual AIs Opteka 85mm f/1.4 Rokinon 85mm f/1.4
f/1.4 Autofocus Focus Lenses:
Nikon 85mm f/1.4 D Nikon 85mm f/1.4G Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
f/1.8 Autofocus Lenses
  Nikon 85mm f/1.8 D


AI-S - 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 focusing distance.

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.

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Lens stylePrime
Max Format Size 35mm  
Lens focal length85mm  
Stabilization type No
Camera mount Nikon F
Angle of view 28 degrees 30 minutes (35mm)  
Largest aperture opening f/1.4
Smallest aperture opening f/16  
Includes aperture ring Cast aluminum, anodized and enameled. Engraved markings filled with different colors of paint coded to the depth-of-field scale  
Total diaphragm blades 9 straight
Total Elements 7  
Number of Groups 5  
Coatings / special elements Multi-coated (NIC)  
Minimum focus distance 0.85m/3 ft  
Autofocus type No
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Close-range correction  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Engraved into barrel and filled with different colors of paint.  
Overall weight1.37 lbs (620g)  
Lens diameter 80.5mm  
Overall length 64.5mm extension from flange  
Construction materials Metal  
class="label">Lens ColorBlack  
Zooming method N/A  
Filter thread size 72mm, metal  
Lens hood included HN-20  
Case Optional CL-17, CL-34A or pouch #62.


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