Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G

This medium telephoto lens from Nikon can be picked up for around £470 and sports a silent focusing motor and an internal focusing mechanism.

The older AF-D version is still widely available for around £305. This lens uses a rear group focusing mechanism and lacks the silent motor of the newer lens, also it will not auto-focus on entry level cameras that lack the screw-driven autofocus motor.

Those with deeper pockets may also consider Nikon's 85mm f/1.4 AF-S, which costs around £1250. This lens has a brighter maximum aperture and sturdier build quality.

Sigma are currently the only third party manufacturer to offer a wide aperture 85mm lens for Nikon. Their 85mm EX DG HSM sports a silent focusing motor, internal focusing and a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture for around £730.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G

By: hollywood 729 days ago
Excellent price for performance when compared to the Nikon's legendary 1.4G ($1900 approx). Makes me wonder why the heck Photodo gave this lense the SAME value for money as the 85mm 1.4G?

Value for money for this 85mm 1.8G ($600 approx) is clearly 4.5 to 5 stars.

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