85mm f/1.4D

Originally published on April 3, 2011

***Note*** this lens has been replaced by the newer Nikon 85mm f/1.4G lens which adds a silent wave motor as well as VR. depending on where you are shooting a silent autofocus system could be an advantage. The VR isn’t that big of a deal because it is already a very fast lens.

This lens is my favorite lens for portraiture and stage photography. It produced ridiculously sharp and crisp results at f/1.4. I have not see


n another Nikon lens that comes close to this lens in performance. If someone asks me to take a picture of them this is the first lens that I reach for. Its fast aperture allows me to get creative with the lighting, its f/1.4 aperture also creates a lovely Bokeh (Blowing the background out of focus). Again I will let the results speak for themselves.

D700 and Nikon 85mm f/1.4D

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