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Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Portrait

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lense

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Always wanted this lense for my portrait photography, I love this lense a lot photographers use it, you cant go wrong with it,!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Sharp
    Cons mentioned:
    Chromatic aberration

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Super clean photos.

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I must say this is the best lens I've put on my D7100. The photos are extremely sharp yet elegant and beautiful looking . I would trade this camera just for this lens. So amazing. Only downside is there's no ED elements in there is chromatic abrasions .

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Bokeh and sharpness

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    What is there to say about this lens when everyone else said it? The bokeh and sharpness is at a king level. A must have for your camera bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh, Fast autofocus
    Cons mentioned:
    Heavy

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the sharpest tool in the shed.

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The Nikon 85mm f/1.4 lens is a popular choice among photographers for its excellent performance in portrait photography and low-light conditions. It offers a wide maximum aperture of f/1.4, allowing for exceptional background separation and beautiful bokeh, which is highly desirable in portrait photography. When it comes to portraits, the 85mm focal length is considered to be ideal for capturing flattering images with a natural perspective. The lens produces a slightly compressed look, which helps in isolating the subject and achieving a pleasing aesthetic. The wide aperture of f/1.4 allows for shooting in low-light situations without the need for high ISO settings, reducing noise and maintaining image quality. In terms of autofocus performance, the Nikon 85mm f/1.4 lens typically features a fast and accurate autofocus system, which is beneficial for capturing moving subjects like basketball players. The wide maximum aperture allows for faster shutter speeds, reducing motion blur and ensuring crisp images even in challenging lighting conditions. The lens is renowned for its optical quality, delivering sharpness and excellent detail rendition. It often exhibits minimal chromatic aberration and distortion, resulting in clean and accurate images. The lens construction is typically sturdy and durable, with weather sealing to protect against dust and moisture, making it suitable for various shooting environments. One aspect to consider is the lens's weight and size. The 85mm f/1.4 lens can be relatively large and heavy, which might be a factor to consider for those seeking a more lightweight setup. Overall, the Nikon 85mm f/1.4 lens is highly regarded for its exceptional performance in portrait photography, offering excellent low-light capabilities, beautiful bokeh, and sharpness. It can also be suitable for capturing basketball action in dimly lit environments. When it comes to portraits, the 85mm focal length is considered to be ideal for capturing flattering images with a natural perspective. The lens produces a slightly compressed look, which helps in isolating the subject and achieving a pleasing aesthetic. The wide aperture of f/1.4 allows for shooting in low-light situations without the need for high ISO settings, reducing noise and maintaining image quality. In terms of autofocus performance, the Nikon 85mm f/1.4 lens typically features a fast and accurate autofocus system, which is beneficial for capturing moving subjects like basketball players. The wide maximum aperture allows for faster shutter speeds, reducing motion blur and ensuring crisp images even in challenging lighting conditions. The lens is renowned for its optical quality, delivering sharpness and excellent detail rendition. It often exhibits minimal chromatic aberration and distortion, resulting in clean and accurate images. The lens construction is typically sturdy and durable, with weather sealing to protect against dust and moisture, making it suitable for various shooting environments. One aspect to consider is the lens's weight and size. The 85mm f/1.4 lens can be relatively large and heavy, which might be a factor to consider for those seeking a more lightweight setup. Overall, the Nikon 85mm f/1.4 lens is highly regarded for its exceptional performance in portrait photography, offering excellent low-light capabilities, beautiful bokeh, and sharpness. It can also be suitable for capturing basketball action in dimly lit environments.rpest tool in the shed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Sharp

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Super sharp but without the VR it's not a walk around lens. With a tripod I can get some very clear photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Expensive

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Lens Ever

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have owned a few lenses and I have to say this is the best lens to ever use! This lens has not left my camera body since I got it. A bit pricey but totally worth it!!! Did a photo shoot recently and the images were stunning. Absolutely love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Best

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Juice is worth the squeeze!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I purchased the 85 mm 1.8 lens for much lesser price. Of course a week after purchasing and starting to fall in love with. I get the ping, the 1.4 was back in stock of course. Of course I purchased it after looking at the buy now button for 5 minutes aka refresh. Was I happy I did. It’s $1000 more than the 1.8 and worth every penny! I’m using it with the D750 and works fantastic.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portrait

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The best lens for portrait

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It's a wonderful lens for my Nikon D850, I recommend this one for beautiful portraits.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portrait

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portrtrait lens

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great portrait lens. Lightweight. Must have for professional photog

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Bokeh, Portrait

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    85mm f1.4 is a wonderful "fast glass" lens

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The Nikkor 85mm f1.4 is a classic portrait lens and short telephoto lens also good for landscapes, travel and street photography. It captures colors beautifully and produces outstanding bokeh for subject isolation. Highly recommended. Best Buy shipped it to my local store for pick-up. I may have a front-focusing issue and will have to deal directly with Nikon for warranty service, since an exchange lens wasn't available.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Best, Portrait

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Lens

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Reviews praise this lens as one of the best there is, regardless of manufacturer. Ideal for portraits, that's why I bought it. My experience has been exactly what reviews predicted. Of course, buying from Best Buy is always effortless.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh
    Cons mentioned:
    Expensive

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Spectacular lens

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a rather expensive lens so it's not for everybody but it produces an amazing result. I bought it to do portraits with and have not been disappointed. focuses fast on my D810 and the bokeh is beautiful. There is a lot of glass here so it's a heavy lens as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portrait

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great professional level lens.

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great professional level lens. Makes unbelievable portrait pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Bokeh, Sharp

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens for portraits

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This lense is amazing! Tack sharp with beautiful background blur. I am in love with this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portrait

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal portrait lens!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Phenomenal portrait lens! Great boka! Solid lens and glass! Read the great reviews, had high expectations and this lens me them!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh, Portrait

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best of all

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Unquestionably the best lens for portraits ever released. Superb bokeh.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Warm

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I recently purchased and used this lens on an event- I must say I was blown away! It's butter smooth! Shoots warmer then others to adjust accordingly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bokeh

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Posted . Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    LOVE my 85mm! Definitely my favorite lens for weddings & couples. The bokeh is unreal on such an affordable lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Heavy

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    This is an awesome lens!!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have no complaints with this lens! I use it was more than my 50mm. And I love my 50! It's not as good as the 50mm in low light but I haven't found that to be a big problem. I just bump up the ISO a little bit more.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Best

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nothing short of Amazing!!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    By far one of the best, if not the best Nikon has. I have been waiting on this purchase for quite some time and I am very happy that I finally pulled the trigger on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend