AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G


Boasting a stellar combination of classic focal length and large (f/1.8) aperture, as well as a re-designed optical system that meets the requirements of today’s D-SLRs, it delivers superb image quality and offers photographers an affordable way to take advantage of Nikon’s rich legacy of renowned 85mm NIKKOR optics.

Romi Jacobs, Chief Brand Officer for Nikon in South Africa, says: “this lens is perfect for anyone who loves to shoot portraits. It’s a great way for photographers to experience the advantage that a fast medium-telephoto lens can bring, either in the studio or when making the most of natural light.”

Classic character

The classic 85 mm focal length allows for tight head and shoulder shots with extreme detail.

The fast f/1.8 aperture perfectly balances sharpness so you can single out subjects beautifully, and it provides a bright viewfinder image that makes it easier to compose your shots. An excellent choice when shooting in low light, the fast aperture also helps you shoot with available light and still capture striking, sharp images.

New optical design

A portrait lens perfectly suited to the digital era, its all-new optical design is optimized to meet the requirements of today’s D-SLRs. Compromising 9 elements in 9 bluehost groups, it offers superb image quality and makes an attractive choice for videographers. The dedicated Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures discreet but accurate autofocus.


Weighing in at only 350 grams, this weather-sealed compact new 85mm lens is lighter than its predecessors. Compatible with Nikon FX-format D-SLRs, it offers a 127.5mm (equivalent) focal length when used with Nikon DX-format D-SLRs, and is fully compatible with entry level D-SLRs that do not have a built in autofocus motor.

The lens is supplied with a lens hood HB-62, and a soft pouch CL-1015.


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