The Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 is said to be the king of portrait lenses, with its f/1.4 aperture, it`s excellent in low light photography. It`s the fastest telephoto lens in Nikon`s lens lineup, and the first telephoto lens to feature Nikon`s CRC (Close-Range Correction) This lens is a favorite by many portrait photographers, providing you with a nice working distance and a creamy Bokeh. I find that this lens on a DX Dslr gives me a more comfortable working distance then on a 35mm Slr.
Lens Construction: 7 elements in 5 groups
Picture Angle: 28 degrees 30 minutes (35mm)
Closest focusing: 0.85m/3 ft.
Filter Size: 72mm
Lens Hood: HN-20
Included accessories: Front & Rear Caps
Weight: 1.37 lbs (620g)
Diaphragm: 9 bladed with straight blades.
price from: $ Discontinued
Manufacturers web site: www.nikon.com
A perfect portrait lens, with a sweet Bokeh. If you want a similar focal length on a DX Dslr the Nikon AF 50mm f/1.4 is a good alternative, it will also save you allot of money. If money is not a problem, get the 85mm f/1.4 which will give you a more comfortable working distance, and a sweeter Bokeh. With the manual focus version, you need your subjects to stand completely still when used wide open, the tiniest move and your subject will be OOF.
Or if you want a similar lens for a DX Dslr
*Prices are subject to change, listed price is from July 27, 2009
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Nikon D200, 85mm f/1.4 @ 1/15 sec f/5.6
back focus 85mm @ 1/200 sec f/1.4