AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G


A medium telephoto portrait lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G is suited to a wide range of shooting situations from stunning head and shoulder portraits, to weddings, concerts and more. The fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 performs brilliantly under any lighting conditions and delivers beautiful, natural background blur that brings out the best in any subject. When mounted on a DX-format DSLR, it achieves an effective focal length of 127.5mm. Designed for superior performance, this lightweight lens is equally effective for both stills and HD video.

Product Description

Picture Perfect Portraits

Whether you’re in a studio, on set, or simply making the most of available light, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G is ready to perform. The Internal Focus (IF) allows for a compact and lightweight lens design, while the maximum f/1.8 aperture delivers impressive depth of field resulting in portraits with crisp details, emphasised by beautiful background blur. At roughly 350g, it’s light enough to take with you, wherever you go.


Designed to Perform

Beautiful details take centre stage thanks to advanced NIKKOR optics like the Silent Wave Motor (SWM) that assures fast, accurate and quiet autofocusing for stills and videos, producing sharp, clear images at all apertures.

Focal length: 85 mm

Maximum aperture: f/1.8

Minimum aperture: f/16

Lens construction: 9 elements in 9 groups

Angle of view: Nikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras: 28 °30 ‘Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 18 °50 ‘IX240 system cameras: 22 °50 ‘

Focusing: Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus

Minimum focus distance: 0.8 m (2.62 ft) from focal plane

Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.124x

No. of diaphragm blades: 7 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Filter-attachment size: 67 mm (P=0.75 mm)

Dimensions: Approx. 80 mm diameter x 73 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)

Weight: Approx. 350 g (12.4 oz)