A medium telephoto portrait lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G is suited to a wide range of shooting situations from stunning head and shoulder portraits, to weddings, concerts and more. The fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 performs brilliantly under any lighting conditions and delivers beautiful, natural background blur that brings out the best in any subject. When mounted on a DX-format DSLR, it achieves an effective focal length of 127.5mm. Designed for superior performance, this lightweight lens is equally effective for both stills and HD video.
Whether you’re in a studio, on set, or simply making the most of available light, the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G is ready to perform. The Internal Focus (IF) allows for a compact and lightweight lens design, while the maximum f/1.8 aperture delivers impressive depth of field resulting in portraits with crisp details, emphasised by beautiful background blur. At roughly 350g, it’s light enough to take with you, wherever you go.
9 elements in 9 groups
Angle of view
Nikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras: 28 °30 'Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 18 °50 'IX240 system cameras: 22 °50 '
Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Minimum focus distance
0.8 m (2.62 ft) from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
67 mm (P=0.75 mm)
Approx. 80 mm diameter x 73 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 350 g (12.4 oz)