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The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Lens is a fast and medium-telephoto fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 featuring exceptional sharpness and clarity. The lens is ideal for a multitude of photographic purposes including travel, portraiture, landscape, general photography, movies and low-light capture. Its fast f/1.8 aperture and 7-bladed circular diaphragm delivers pleasing and natural rendering of out-of-focus elements. Moreover, lens flare and chromatic aberration are suppressed using Nikon’s exclusive Super Integrated Coatings, which also help ensure vivid and accurate colour balance. The lenses ultra-compact Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures fast, whisper-quiet AF operation, which is essential when recording movies, as well as ensuring compatibility with Nikon bodies that do not have a built-in focusing motor. Compatible with Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras, the lens can also be used with DX format cameras for an equivalent telephoto focal length of 127.5mm. The AF-S NIKKOR 85 mm f/1.8G is also very lightweight at roughly 350g, allowing users to easily carry their camera around with this lens mounted.

Focal length

85 mm

Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Lens construction

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)

Filter-attachment size

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)

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Lens
  • Front Lens Cap LC-67
  • Rear Lens Cap LF-4
  • Bayonet Hood HB-62
  • Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1015
  • Instruction Manual
  • Manufacturer Warranty


    This product comes with a

    12*month Australian warranty

    from Nikon Australia

    *Available with free registration at

    My Nikon Life

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    * Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.