Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.8 D - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)

Sample Shots

Ok, finally here're some sample shots taken with the Nikon D200 (converted RAWs via RawShooter Essentials 2006).

Click on a thumbnail to view the original file (opens in a separate window). Please note that the originals are FULL SIZE samples (=several megabytes) thus requiring a significant amount of bandwidth so please take care of the limited resources here.

Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 85.0mm
Exposure Data: f/1.8 @ 1/3200s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 85.0mm
Exposure Data: f/5.6 @ 1/250s
Size 3898x2613
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 85.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/350s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 85.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/1000s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 85.0mm
Exposure Data: f/5.6 @ 1/1600s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 85.0mm
Exposure Data: f/1.8 @ 1/6400s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 85.0mm
Exposure Data: f/1.8 @ 1/3200s
Size 3898x2613
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 85.0mm
Exposure Data: f/5.6 @ 1/800s
Size 2613x3898

Verdict

The Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.8 D was a very boring lens during the tests simply because it showed a exceptional performance in all tested categories. Besides the lab results the lens shows a beautiful bokeh (out-of-focus blur). If I had to name a weakness it may be flare in contra light but it is a minor issue in the otherwise very harmonic package. So if you´re looking for a portrait lens or a similar application where you would like to isolate an object from its environment this is an ideal lens. Highly recommended!

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