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 and bokeh, 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.
The new 85mm f1.8 lens is
an ideal portrait lens that features an all-new optical design that has
been optimised to meet the requirements of today’s D-SLRs. Compromising 9
elements in 9 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.