Nikon 85mm f 1.4G AF S Lens Press Release

August 19, 2010

Three Nikon FX-format compatible lenses offering the superior image quality and performance of the NIKKOR brand

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of three new lenses compatible with Nikon FX-format digital-SLR cameras. The AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G is a fast, mid-telephoto prime (fixed focal length) lens that combines a large maximum aperture of f/1.4 with beautiful blur characteristics and superior rendering. The AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR is a 5X standard zoom lens with a fixed maximum aperture of f/4 throughout its entire zoom range. Nano Crystal Coat has been deposited on some lens elements for fine, clear images, and the lens is equipped with Nikon's latest vibration reduction mechanism, VR II. The NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is a 10.7X super-telephoto lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths from the wide-angle 28mm to telephoto 300mm. This lens is also equipped with the VR II vibration reduction mechanism.

Nikon has long had the support of professional and advanced amateur photographers for its consistent development of innovative products that respond to the demands of users and are equipped with the optical technologies Nikon has spent years cultivating as a manufacturer of optical devices. Nikon will continue to offer exceptional products, including FX-format compatible lenses that strengthen and enrich the NIKKOR lens lineup with superior functions and performance that satisfy the needs of professional and advanced amateur photographers.


AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Primary Features

  • A fast, high-performance mid-telephoto 85mm fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 that offers superior image quality
    Adoption of a maximum aperture of f/1.4 and rounded diaphragm (9 blades) enables the expression of bright and beautiful blur characteristics. The lens exhibits excellent rendering capability with shooting all distances, from close-up to infinity, making it especially suited to portrait photography. It is also an excellent choice for shooting in relatively dark situations, such as indoors or for capturing night landscapes.
  • A new optical design that makes the most of the performance expected of the latest fast fixed focal length NIKKOR lens
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted to significantly reduce ghost and flare
  • Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing
  • Equipped with two focus modes, M/A and M, as well as a new and improved manual focus drive mechanism
    The lens offers two focus modes, M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual). In addition, the new and improved manual focus drive mechanism reduces manual focus time lag for improved manual focus operation in M/A mode.
  • Nikon's internal focusing (IF) system has been adopted with no increase in the length of the lens


AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Primary Specifications
Focal length: 85mm
Maximum aperture: f/1.4
Minimum aperture: f/16
Lens construction: 10 elements in 9 groups (including elements with Nano Crystal Coat)
Angle of view: 28° 30' (18° 50' with Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras)
Minimum focus distance: 0.85 m
Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.12X
No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded)
Filter attachment size: 77mm
Dimensions: Approximately 86.5mm (maximum diameter) X 84mm (distance from the camera's lens-mount flange)
Weight: Approximately 595 g
Supplied accessories: 77 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap, Bayonet Hood HB-55, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1118


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