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Nikkor 85mmF/1.8G

DolbyDan

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If anyone is after a stupidly sharp portrait and short tele lens on DX (or FX) the 85mmF/1.8G is a show stopper, especially considering the price of the 85mmF/1.4G!

Will post snaps after work, but looking straight off the camera, I'm getting razor sharp results of attacking swooping seagulls at pace, the autofocus and of the D5100 and lens kept up, any thing from a D7000 up, with this lens and the combo will track FAST!
 

DolbyDan

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One of the sea gulls but the file size is restricted to a miserable 300kb :thumbsdow
 

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Mandlan

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One of the sea gulls but the file size is restricted to a miserable 300kb :thumbsdow

Nice shot.

I have a D5100 myself and have been considering getting this lens for a while now. I've ended up ordering a Tamron 90mm Macro so I can try my hand at Macro shots but the 85mm 1.8 Nikkor is definitely on my 'want' list.

Do you find the focal length a little long for indoor portraits (or non-portraits indoors for that matter), as one of the concerns I have is it maybe being too long when used with crop sensor cameras?
 

DolbyDan

Well-known Member
No not really, indoors its a head, to head and shoulders, but fast becoming my fav lens by a mile, much prefer it to the 35mm, I think I would prefer a 24mm or even 28mm as 35mm isn't wide nor tele (still a great lens though).

ISO4000 F/1.8 1/80sec
 

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Mandlan

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No not really, indoors its a head, to head and shoulders, but fast becoming my fav lens by a mile, much prefer it to the 35mm, I think I would prefer a 24mm or even 28mm as 35mm isn't wide nor tele (still a great lens though).

ISO4000 F/1.8 1/80sec

Good to hear. I love the 35mm 1.8 but it's a little short to be ideal for portraits. But until I save up for and buy the 85mm 1.8 I'm planning on trying to get more use out of my 35mm wide open as it's by far my fastest lens, and it's an underused piece of my kit right now.
 

DolbyDan

Well-known Member
I agree the 35mm is on the verge of being unflattering, but not enough to warrant a 50mm IMO obviously when I go FF I will get the 50mm and most probably the 28mm.
 

DolbyDan

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85mmF/1.8G ISO100 1/125 F/4 SB400-TTL
 
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DolbyDan

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85mmF/1.8G ISO100 1/100 F/8
 

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