Nikon 85MM F1.8G AF-S NIKKOR Lens

Updated and optimized for digital, this fast aperture compact medium telephoto FX-format portrait lens offers crisp and natural image reproduction for stills and HD video. 

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NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens

Updated and optimized for digital, this fast aperture compact medium telephoto FX-format portrait lens offers crisp and natural image reproduction for stills and HD video. 

Fast aperture, medium telephoto portrait lens for exceptional stills and HD video

Designed for use on Nikon's FX-format D-SLR cameras, this updated medium telephoto f/1.8 lens is great for shooting stills or HD videos. The AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G features Nikon's Internal Focus (IF) system providing fast and quiet AF and produces sharp and clear images at all apertures. Its fast maximum aperture is ideal for taking stills or HD videos under ideal lighting, in low light, head and shoulder portraiture, weddings or concerts. When mounted on a DX-format D-SLR, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G has an effective field of view of 127mm.














Flattering portraits in any light

Get astonishing low light results

This medium telephoto portrait lens is great for use in the studio, on set or for shooting in available light; producing stills or HD video of people with attractive skin tones and beautiful background blur. With its fast f/1.8 aperture, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G will capture even low-light situations with stunning brilliance.














Beautiful background blur

Achieve more natural depth of field

When you need to isolate the subject from the background, as when shooting portraits-indoors or outdoors-stills or HD video, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G renders a beautiful, natural background blur (Bokeh) at its wider aperture settings.














The beauty is in the details

Designed for digital with superior performance

Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare. Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) assures fast, accurate and quiet autofocus as well as full compatibility including autofocus with Nikon's complete line up of FX- and DX-format cameras.




Internal Focusing

Imagine being able to focus a lens without it changing in size. Nikon's IF technology enables just that. All internal optical movement is limited to the interior of the nonextending lens barrel. This allows for a more compact, lightweight construction as well as a closer focusing distance.

Silent Wave Motor

Nikon's AF-S technology is yet another reason professional photographers like NIKKOR telephoto lenses. AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon's SWM which converts "traveling waves" into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that's extremely accurate and super quiet. 

M/A mode

AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon's exclusive M/A mode, that allows switching from autofocus to manual operation with virtually no time lag-even during AF servo operation and regardless of AF mode in use. 

Nikon Super Integrated Coating

To enhance the performance of its optical lens elements, Nikon employs an exclusive multilayer lens coating that helps reduce ghost and flare to a negligible level. Nikon Super Integrated Coating achieves a number of objectives, including minimized reflection in the wider wavelength range and superior color balance and reproduction. 



  • Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet  
  • Focal Length 85mm  
  • Maximum Aperture f/1.8  
  • Minimum Aperture f/16  
  • Format FX/35mm
  • Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 18°50'  
  • Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 28°30'  
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.12x  
  • Lens Elements 9  
  • Lens Groups 9  
  • Compatible Format(s) FX
    FX in DX Crop Mode
    35mm Film  
  • Diaphragm Blades 7  
  • Distance Information Yes  
  • Super Integrated Coating Yes  
  • Autofocus Yes  
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes  
  • Internal Focusing Yes  
  • Minimum Focus Distance 2.62 ft.  
  • Focus Mode Auto
  • G-type Yes  
  • Filter Size 67mm  
  • Accepts Filter Type Screw-on  
  • Dimensions (Approx.) 3.1x2.9 in. (Diameter x Length)
    80x73mm (Diameter x Length)  
  • Weight (Approx.) 12.4 oz. (350g)  
  • Supplied Accessories
    • LC-6 Snap-on Front Lens Cap
    • HB-62 Bayonet Lens Hood
    • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
    • CL-1015 Semi-soft Lens Case

*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

**Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
***Refer to the product manual or the Compatible Lenses Specification for additional details.



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Nikkor quality easy to use
Confirmed purchase: 16 June 2020
Published on: 26 June 2020
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Perth GB Hobbiest photographer
Image quality is pin sharp
Fast focus
Superb potrait lens
Although being lightweight is good it feels a bit cheap and fradgile.
Confirmed purchase: 01 August 2016
Published on: 16 September 2016
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Kent GB
nice portraits easy to focus
Cheaply made
Confirmed purchase: 31 May 2016
Published on: 28 June 2016

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