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 85mm f/1.8G is also very lightweight at roughly 350g, allowing users to easily carry their camera around with this lens mounted.
Product Code:1Nik85 F/1.8G
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)
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice