Nikon portrait lens

Perhaps this article will help determine the portrait portrait for Nikon FX cameras.

Nikon Fixed Focus Lens

Nikon Fixed Focus Lens

Of course, a good portrait can be shot on almost any lens, but it is generally accepted that there are special lenses that can do this task with the highest quality. Typically, such lenses for full-length cameras include fast lenses with a focal length of 85mm. In this article you can find full list of all Nikon Nikkor native full-frame autofocus lenses with focal length from 85mm to 200mmthat counts or can be counted as portrait lenses.

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.8 S

Lens for Nikon Z mirrorless cameras. One of the newest and most advanced portrait lenses of Nikon Nikkor.

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.8 S

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.8 S

Here you can see the prices for Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.8 S.

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor

Lens Non-d type. More represents collector's optionthan a working thing. This is the previous version of Nikon 85mm. 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor. In terms of price, the 1.8D AF Nikkor and 1.8 AF Nikkor are practically the same. The only difference is that you won't find the new 1.8 AF Nikkor, since the 1.8 AF Nikkor was discontinued back in 1994.

On this link you can see the review of Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor

It differs from the previous version in the ability to transmit the focusing distance to the camera (D lens) and another release button on the aperture ring. Optically exactly the same as the 1.8 AF Nikkor. This is the cheapest 'real' Nikon AF portrait lens. This lens is produced to this day, the first versions were made in Japan, all the rest and modern ones including - in Thailand.

Nikon 85mm 1 review: 1.8D AF Nikkor.

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8G AF-S Nikkor

The newest 85 mm fast fix. Available in China. Gives a great drawing. The best 85-tk in terms of price / quality ratio. It has an M / A focus mode and built-in focus motor. I recommend this lens to everyone who wants to have an inexpensive lens with a high-quality picture. The price is slightly more expensive than 1.8D, but surpasses the old 1.8D version in picture quality.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1: 1.8G IF review.

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8G AF-S Nikkor

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8G AF-S Nikkor

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor

The legendary portrait lens. Has a prohibitively high aperturebeautiful drawing. Issued from 1995 to 2010. This is the most affordable 85-millimeter portrait of Nikon with aperture F1.4 and auto focus. True, 85 mm lenses with F / 1.4 and auto focus are only two pieces.

Nikon 85mm 1 review: 1.4D AF Nikkor

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4GN AF-S Nikkor

The most expensive and optically Nikon's best 85. It has a special nanocrystalline lens coating. Among the shortcomings, I highlight the fact that auto focus is slightly slower than with versions 1.8 AF, 1.8D AF and 1.4D. Will work on all Nikon Central Control Units, has an M / AM mode.

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4GN AF-S Nikkor review

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4GN AF-S Nikkor

Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4GN AF-S Nikkor

Here is a general plate comparing all 85-current, which may help to understand the nuances.

Differences Autofocus 85-current Nikon

Differences Autofocus 85-current Nikon

It is typical that all 85 Nikons do not use special elements in their optical design, such as ED, A.S.P. etc. Next come the longer telephoto lenses:

Nikon 105mm 1: 2.8 AF Micro Nikkor

In fact, this is a macro lens, but can serve as a portrait lens. Non-D version. Same as the Nikon 105mm 1: 2.8D AF Micro Nikkor, manufactured in 1995. I would not include 105mm F / 2.8 AF in this list, but I couldn’t get around 105mm F / 2.8 AF-S, because here are two versions of 105mm F / 2.8 AF. Macro lenses are very sharp, this can be a hindrance for some types of portraiture. But the focal length of 100-105mm is considered by many to be traditionally portrait for full-frame cameras.

Nikon 105mm 1: 2.8 AF Micro Nikkor

Nikon 105mm 1: 2.8 AF Micro Nikkor

Nikon 105mm 1: 2.8D AF Micro Nikkor

This is an updated version of the previous lens. It was produced until 2006. Macro lenses boast excellent micro-contrast.

Nikon 105mm 1: 2.8D AF Micro Nikkor review.

Nikon 105mm 1: 2.8D AF Micro Nikkor

Nikon 105mm 1: 2.8D AF Micro Nikkor

Nikon N AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 1: 2.8G ED VR SWM IF Micro 1: 1 Nano Crystal Coat

Modern professional macro lens. It is still being issued. Many photographers assure that this makrushnik can be a wonderful portrait painter. The lens itself is very unusual, here is the nanocrystalline coating of the lenses, and the image stabilization system (in the fixed lens!) And the focus mode M / A. But Nikon DX AF-S Micro Nikkor 85mm 1: 3.5G ED VR SWM IF Micro1: 1 I did not include in this list because of the DX factor and low aperture.

Nikon N AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 1: 2.8G ED VR SWM IF Micro 1: 1 Nano Crystal Coat Review.

Nikon 105mm 1: 2.8GN AF-S Micro Nikkor ED VR

Nikon 105mm 1: 2.8GN AF-S Micro Nikkor ED VR

Nikon Nikkor Z MC 105mm 1: 2.8 VR S

Modern professional macro lens. Announcement here.

Nikon Nikkor Z MC 105mm 1: 2.8 VR S

Nikon Nikkor Z MC 105mm 1: 2.8 VR S

Nikon 105mm 1: 2D AF DC-Nikkor

This is a unique 'super' portrait lens with a unique Defocus Image system. Considered one of the best Nikon portrait lenses. Some sneer at 105 DC as a cut from 135DC. The DC system allows you to control the level and nature of blurring of the foreground (F) and distant shots (R). Owners of Nikon cameras without a focus motor will not be able to use the legendary Nikon DC 105 and 135 cameras.

Review of Nikon AF DC-Nikkor 105mm 1: 2 D Defocus Image Control.

Nikon 105mm 1: 2D AF DC-Nikkor

Nikon 105mm 1: 2D AF DC-Nikkor

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm 1: 1.4E ED N

New lens introduced on 27.07.2016/100.000.000/XNUMX. Not enough information. Should be a legendary portrait lens as it was released for Nikon's “XNUMX” lens event.

AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f / 1.4E ED

AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f / 1.4E ED

Nikon 135mm 1: 2 AF DC-Nikkor

The first version of the legendary Nikon 135/2 DC. Non-D type lens. Has been replaced with a new D-version.

Nikon 135mm 1: 2 AF DC-Nikkor

Nikon 135mm 1: 2 AF DC-Nikkor

Nikon 135mm 1: 2D AF DC-Nikkor

This is another unique true 'super' portrait lens with Defocus Image System. Considered an icon among Nikon's portrait lenses. Oddly enough, it is still available, and Nikon will not release an updated version with an integrated focus motor in any way. Many swear at this lens for scary HA, many extol his drawing. For example, Ken Rockwell considers him the best of its kind.

Nikon 135mm 1: 2D AF DC-Nikkor

Nikon 135mm 1: 2D AF DC-Nikkor

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8 ED AF Nikkor MKI

This is already a 'long' 180mm portrait lens. First autofocus version. This lens has undergone a number of changes from this very first MKI all the way to the MKIV.

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8 ED AF Nikkor MKI

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8 ED AF Nikkor MKI

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8 ED AF Nikkor MKII

The second version. Another body, a nice focus ring.

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8 ED AF Nikkor MKII

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8 ED AF Nikkor MKII

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8 ED AF Nikkor MKIII

The third version. Already in the classic design, but still without the possibility of transmitting the focusing distance to the camera.

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8 ED AF Nikkor MKIII Review.

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8 ED AF Nikkor MKII

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8 ED AF Nikkor MKII

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8D ED AF Nikkor MKIV

Latest version 4th version. It is produced and sold to this day. Nothing of the kind can be found for such money. True, 180mm needs to get used to shooting. A not-so-useful portrayer for Nikon DX cameras and just a chic lens for Nikon FX cameras. Strange, but Nikon is greedy and does not update the legendary 105, 135 and 180 fixes.

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8D ED AF Nikkor MKIV review.

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8 ED AF Nikkor MKIV

Nikon 180mm 1: 2.8 ED AF Nikkor MKIV

Nikon 200mm 1: 4D ED AF Micro Nikkor

This is a macro lens. One of the sharpest lenses of all time. It can only be considered portraiture very conditionally.

Nikon ED AF Micro Nikkor 200mm 1: 4D review

Nikon 200mm 1: 4D ED AF Micro Nikkor

Nikon 200mm 1: 4D ED AF Micro Nikkor

Nikon 200mm 1: 2G ED AF-S Nikkor VR MKI

Extremely high quality lens. A completely different price range and very different sizes compared to previous options. This lens will only fit the 'true' professional who knows how to handle 'jewelry'. The lens has been upgraded to version N GII.

Nikon 200mm 1: 2G ED AF-S Nikkor MKI

Nikon 200mm 1: 2G ED AF-S Nikkor MKI

Nikon 200mm 1: 2GII N ED AF-S Nikkor VR MKII

The second version of the lens. Optically the same as the previous one, but with the addition of a nanocrystalline coating and an improvement in the VR system. This lens (its two modifications) is the only copy from this list, which uses ED and SED elements in the optical scheme. Nikon only has 3 lenses with SED elements, two of which are these 200mm monsters, and the third is Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f / 4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon 200mm 1: 2GII N ED AF-S Nikkor MKII

Nikon 200mm 1: 2GII N ED AF-S Nikkor MKII

Lens selection. Personal experience

As with any other lens, choosing a portrait lens is primarily aimed at determining the focal length and aperture you need, and secondly at optical properties, including the lens bokeh pattern. I did not shoot with all these lenses, but I shot with so many similar fixes, which is why some of my recommendations were born.

Focal length is, in my opinion, the most important thing in choosing a fixed portrait lens. The focal length determines how far or close your camera will be from the person or group of people being portrayed. So it is convenient to shoot with an 85-piece in small rooms, because you don't need to go far. 135mm and 180mm will be much more convenient and effective in places where there is room to turn around. Portraits are different - shoulder, front, waist, generational, full-length, group, and a lot depends on the direction of portrait photography. For example, in nature, an 85mm lens turns out to be a fairly short lens for a shoulder portrait, while a face portrait at 85mm (and even at 105mm) is inconvenient to shoot. If it is difficult to tinker with a 135-fabric, but with an 85-fabric it is already 'short', that is, a weave option - 105mm. Many photographers shoot with lenses of the 300 / 2.8 and 400 / 2.8 classes. The longer the focal length, the more blurred the distant shot, the easier it is to convey the person in the picture. They say that the teleband makes the face look flat and unnatural, but in fact, the teleband has many other advantages. Many photographers replace the 85-200 range with a single 70-200 / 2.8 or 80-200 / 2.8 zoom and in addition take some exquisite portrait lens for the sake of a beautiful picture. For work, my main kit for a portrait consists of a fix 85 / 1.8 and a fix 180 / 2.8. But if I had my way, I would shoot everything at 300mm and higher.

Once I got into studio shooting with only a 105 mm lens, and the task was to shoot face and shoulder portraits, after that I once and for all hacked on my nose that for a shoulder and face portrait you need much more than 100 mm. In the studio I almost touched the model with the front lens for 2 hours - it was just crazy discomfort.

The difference in aperture between F / 1.4 and F / 2.0 is 2 times, between F / 2.0 and F / 2.8 is 2 times, and between F / 1.4 and F / 2.8 the difference is 4 times. Therefore, if you need aperture for short exposures or portraits in natural 'low' light (indoors, morning, evening, night), the 85mm 1.4D, 85mm F1.4G is the best option. F / 1.4 can provide the finest depth of field for the most unusual photo ideas.

I can’t say which of all these lenses will be the most-most, this is everyone’s choice. But in any case, all of these lenses deserve due attention and respect. For Nikon DX cameras, a fifty lens can often be a portrait lens, you can see thoughts on choosing a fifty here... Please do not litter this article with the slogans "fifty dollars is our everything!" You can also read interesting thoughts about 135 ok и confrontation between Nikon / Canon systems - discrete portrait photographers.

On the topic, you can see reviews of lenses from third-party manufacturers that fall under the parameters described in this article:

Conclusions

Choosing a portrait fix is ​​always difficult, but reasoning soberly, you can very quickly and simply decide on the right lens. Professionals usually do not bother at all, they know exactly what is best to choose, and for ordinary fans, Nikon has many pleasant options both in price and quality. You can share your impressions about these lenses in the comments.

Budget options of more or less tolerable portrait painters are discussed here.

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Comments: 202, on the subject: Nikon portrait lens

  • Vladimir

    Good afternoon, Arkady and all visitors to this wonderful site! Help with choosing a lens for the Nikon D7100 crop for portrait street photography. I stopped before choosing Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor and Helios 40-2H (Nikon) new build. For the price, they are practically similar. According to reviews, Helios really liked the swirling bokeh. I perfectly understand that one will be with autofocus, and the second manual. I would like to know the opinion of people who really "held in their hands" these lenses. In the future, I plan to switch to the full format.

  • Sergei

    Good afternoon, please tell me a good lens (portraits + landscapes), preferably with a good approximation. The device, of course, is not very Nikon 3200, but I want to get the most out of it, now I have a stock lens 18-55, there is very little approximation. Thank you in advance. It is advisable to reply to the mail

  • Olegmarine

    Hello Arkady!
    I have a favorite 85 / 1,4 manual. But really, in nature for portraits a little lack of focus. Tell me, does it make sense to use it with a teleconverter? How will it affect the card? I look at k 180 / 2,8 Ai-s, but I don’t know if it is worth inflating the collection. Nikon Df camera, manual Nikon 20 / 2.8, 28 / 2.0, 85 / 1.4. Autofocus Nikon 50 / 1,8, 35-70D, Tamron 70-300 4-5.6 VC.
    I'm not a pro, millet lover, but still from kursansk times.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Arkady Shapoval

      TK for a portrait is a controversial thing, a normal telephoto lens is better, look at the AI-s 135/2

  • Olegmarine

    Sorry for typos - rubber keyboard sometimes skips letters ...

  • Catherine

    Hello! Such a great choice that everything is very difficult to consider. Tell me, please, you need a portrait for shooting babies, usually at home near the window, only natural light. On what to leave my choice, I do not know. D3200 camera

    • Bond

      I can’t imagine how to shoot babies with a portrait lens. But for your purposes, I think Nikon 35mm 1.8 or 50mm 1.8 is suitable

  • Vladimir

    Question to experts. Will the fifty dollars on the d7100 in crop mode give improved portrait proportions? Or just the best focus point coverage?

    • Lynx

      only cover.
      focal will not change, only the viewing angle

  • NIKOLAY

    Good day to all! Help! The situation is like this, I really like the topic of photography, it turned out that I had a Nikon D750 camera, I didn’t think about any growth, but after reading about the camera and looking at its price I decided not to lose good, I’ll try to learn something, make money I’m not going to do this, family and nature are nothing more, the problem is that I don’t know how to arm it, after reading your site, I am inclined to believe that for my needs one universal optics and one portrait portrait are enough, maybe I'm wrong, help with the choice , budget no more than $ 2000

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Nikon 24-120 / 4 VR or 28-300VR + 85 1.8G.

  • Alexey

    Arkady, I’ll catch on 85 vs 105 again :)
    In your opinion, which of these focal lengths is more convenient for portraiture on the FX?
    The specific choice is between 85 / 1,8G and 105 / 2.8G Micro
    Don't advise Kaleinar - I love him, but without AF it's sad :)

    • Lynx

      Of these two 85tk, it is definitely better for a portrait.
      But in general, the choice between 85, 105, 135, 35 mm is a matter of personal preference.
      Ideally, of course 135/2 or 105/2

  • Alexey

    Thanks, Lynx.
    You have very interesting work.
    Respect.
    ;)

  • Mikola

    Is Nikon N AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm 1: 2.8G suitable for portrait photography on a cropped camera? How good is macaroni when shooting portraits?

    • Yarkiy

      Will do. Macrushnik is good for everything because it is sharp and bright.

  • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

    Hello. Tell me, please, with a choice of lens.
    I have a Nikon D3200 camera. I want to get creative lenses for shooting weddings and love stories. Tell me, which lenses are the most necessary to take interesting non-standard pictures? The budget is up to 30 000 UAH, taking into account the purchase of 2 lenses. Thanks!!!

    • Lynx

      Read articles on this site, do not be lazy.

    • anonym

      Nikkor 85 / 1.8G and shirik, but for a crop I would not even recommend ...

  • anonym

    Battle 85 http://www.mattgranger.com/85showdown

    • Alexey

      well this is not a battle. )))
      85 is actually more of a portrait portrait, where portraits should be tested.
      although, in principle, everything is correct - kenon elka is worse in resolution and its HA is large on the open one (line is very old development), nikon D800 gives worse color than Kenon 5DMk2 and there are no special advantages of 36MP in D800.
      if you test portraits, the resolution there is not so important, but the side and picture are important including all the distortions of the optical scheme. Excessive dermatology and full compensation for distortion can give a less interesting picture for a portrait.

  • Nina

    Hello. Tell me please. Which lens is best to shoot the baby. Nikon 610d camera

    • anonym

      Your baby can only shoot one of these three cameras with your camera: 24 1,8 / 35 1,4 / 50 1,8
      choose what focal point you like and for many years you will be happy :)
      -a eventually buy 70-200, when the baby grows up and spanks in the puddles, pigeons drive :)

    • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

      nikkor 28-1.8 a great option

  • novel

    please tell me what will be better for ff nikon 105 2.8 g vr or sigma 105 2.8 hsm? thanks

    • NE

      Sigma 85 1.5 art, Sigma 135 1.4 art

      • NE

        1.5 typo, of course ...

        • Sergei

          And 1.4 too.

          • NE

            Yes you are right. I got used to fix-ARTs (35,50,85) ... on the machine ....

  • paata

    I have my own house, “the flag of nikon hangs on the roof” (that says it all) ... unfortunately nikon does not have a high-quality portrait lens like canon. it is an axiom!

    • Serg

      But what about 105 or 135 F / 2 DC?

    • Serg57

      Here is the largest group picture of the beginning of the twentieth century. 1903 year! Just think: each face can be seen, the photo is accurate to the smallest detail. This is not a digital camera with an automatic “zoom” for you, this is truly the hand of a genius. The photographer who made this shot is a real pro. It’s worth repeating that 1903 is in the yard! The Kexholm Regiment fit in the full complement of the Life Guards! Negative - 110x60 cm - normal size! The camera was specially built for this shot, and a lens with a diameter of about 1 meter, too.
      http://onefotostory.ru/chudesa-fototexniki-1903-god/

      This is an axiom !!!

      • Alexey

        These are just the laws of physics, no need to compare the recording plate 24 * 36 mm and 600 * 1100 mm.

      • Pastor

        By the way, this picture was taken by an unknown camera. The one that they point out is the camera of an American who filmed railways on it in his states. And the camera that took this group portrait is unknown. Most likely assembled by hand by a master. The photo itself, by the way, as far as the Internet allowed me to find out, was received by a policeman back in Soviet times and transferred to the photo club of my city - Tver (then Kalinin). Some time later, in 1986, the Tver Photo Club presented this photo to the Museum of the History of Photography. In principle, such detail nowadays can be obtained even on a cropped DSLR - simply by stitching a lot of frames. It seems long and dreary, but the author of the picture spent obviously more time in 1903 to get such a detailed picture. It is very difficult to get this in one frame, I suppose even 100-megapixel hassel.

  • Jury

    I would love to change my Nikkor 85/1/8 for the Kalainar 100 / 2.8. Well, there is no "airiness" in portraits with Nikkor 85/1/8 and that's it!

    • Serg57

      And what prevents you from buying Kaleinar in addition to Nikkor?
      For example, I was able to quickly enough. Indeed, I often like pictures with Kaleinar a lot. But I do not deny Nikkor, his merits

    • Lynx

      do you hope to find airiness in a kaleinar ?? O_o

      • anonym

        Here is Kaleinar 5

        • Lynx

          Yes. No airiness.

        • Rodion

          Don't worry - if you like Kaleinar, go for Kaleinar. If you don't like kaleinar, take it for kaleinar. You need to take what you like, not your uncle from the Internet.

          • anonym

            absolutely right, well done !!! I have Nikon D300s and Nikon 35-1.8 G for 13 thousand rubles. AND I AM ALL SATISFIED !!!! REMOVE NECESSARY WHAT IS!

  • Sergei

    Hello.

    I want to buy a Nikon camera and a lens for it, but I absolutely do not understand anything in aperture, pixels, focal lengths, etc. :)
    Could you help?) After all, you have already “eaten the dog” in this matter)

    Photos will be mostly portrait ones (very rarely macro photography and reportage photos). Hesitating between Nikon D5500 and Nikon D7000. As for the lens, I have no idea at all) What lens is generally better for these cameras?

    I would really appreciate your help.

    And thanks for the quality resource :)

    • BB

      'I absolutely don't understand anything about apertures, pixels, focal lengths, etc.'

      We’ll have to figure out what’s better (for your pocket) to do this before acquiring the equipment.

      There are plenty of self-study materials on this site - in a simple and understandable form.
      Read the 'Articles' section.

    • Pastor

      In your version, the easiest way is to take not a new d5500 for a lot of money, but a d5100 or d5200, and used. Or the d7100 is generally a great option, if you don't mind the lack of a swivel screen and larger dimensions and weight. In principle, even simpler and older models will do the d7000. The main thing is to have a craving for knowledge - over time, you yourself will understand what is needed and for what. And I advise the lens to be the simplest one - nikon 18-55vr, ​​in extreme cases nikon 18-105vr. Nothing cooler yet - frames from a more expensive set will not get better.

      • anonym

        So is it better to have a d5500 or d7000?

        • Yuri

          if relevant, I’ll insert my 5 cents. I started by buying the D5200 at the time) then there was no d5300 yet. and the D7000 was a little expensive. Today, the d810 world has taken hold of me for my photography and I decided what I want and why I need it. And having my experience, I advise you to figure out how much you will be drawn into this art to photograph, or you will drop it at the initial level. Therefore, you are advised to use used equipment and from the above examples is pretty good. But if you want to buy a new one then take the D5500 at the initial level it will give you everything you need. D 7100 or 7200 is not quite what you need for a beginner, it will not be easy to figure out the functionality as for an entry-level person, and if you give up not it will be a pity for the overpaid money, and from 5500 it can immediately jump to the FF if it drags and there is a desire. but first you need to invest in optics.))
          r / s litter for errors)

    • Lynx

      1. Learn to understand all of these.
      2. for portraits, it is better to look at either old Nikons, such as D200 or Fujdi s5 pro, or Canon, D650 - inexpensive and quite suitable.
      3. for reportage and macro - D7100 or D7200.

    • anonym

      I didn't eat the dog, I disdain ... But I've been shooting for more than 40 years. My advice is this. To get started, buy the cheapest soap dish. However, you have a telephone. Achieve shots that everyone will like ... Well, when you have achieved that, you will no longer need our advice in choosing a technique.

  • anonym

    55-300 plus puff on the ceiling, cheap, cheerful! A full-fledged budget portraiture!

  • Dmitriy

    Hello! Please tell me what will be better for Nikon D610 - Nikkor 85mm 1.4d or 1.8g. Will 1.4d have enough resolution for such a matrix?

    • Peter Sh.

      Once you ask, then you do not need 85 f / 1.4.

      And “resolution” is needed only for marketers to fool inexperienced people.
      Just remember that fixed quality will be better than any zoom

      • Dmitriy

        As far as I know, the sharpness of the lens on matrices with a large number of pixels depends on the resolution of my D610, which is why I am interested in the experience of working with the nikkor 85mm 1.4d lens of real users on d800, d810, d600, d610, d7000, d7100 cameras and the like. Are there any noticeable sharpness issues and a visible sharpness difference with G-series lenses.

        Thank you!

        • Peter Sh.

          On my D610, all lenses are sharp. All 12 pieces, of different ages and types. Including Nikon 85mm f / 1.8G.
          I print all kinds of formats, including 2 by 3 meter posters. Everything is sharp, even if you look at it point blank.

          I hope so understand?

          • Dmitriy

            Thanks Peter for the helpful comment! But I know that the G series is sharp. I would like to hear the feedback from the owners of the 85 mm 1.4 d lens with the camera models I have listed.

  • Demetrius

    Learn to read between the lines - you were advised to take 1.8G, since you cannot use the beauty of 1.4D yet, since you are in the world of Sharpness :)

    • Demetrius

      * learn meant

  • Christina

    Hello! I have a Nikon d5200 with a whale lens 18-55, I don’t have any pictures, but it seems to me that I’m not squeezing everything out of it, I want to buy something like this?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1: 1.8G IF SWM, popularly called 85 / 1.8G, shown at me here.

      • Christina

        and 50mm does not fit? and what will be more expensive 50 or 85?

        • Arkady Shapoval

          You asked a specific question how to get such photos. With 50mm it will be much more difficult to achieve this effect. Anyway, Vera (the author of the photo) is unlikely to take pictures.

          • Christina

            I can’t squeeze such photos onto my lens, right?

            • Arkady Shapoval

              On your whale 18-55 / 3.5-5.6 such photos can not be done.

              • Christina

                Thank you) I went to the store, choose a lens)

      • anonym

        FREQUENTLY READ YOUR ARTICLES AND REVIEWS. THANKS TO YOU FOR THIS WORK !!!

  • anonym

    I bought this portrait for my friend, a very cool lens, here is not a big review https://youtu.be/JaiFTjSTwlQ

  • Timur

    Nikon D3 + 135 f2.0 is the best for me.

  • Eugene

    Please tell me which lens to choose for good bokeh and everyday shooting?
    Between Nikon 1.8 / 50 and Zenitar 1.7 / 50. Nikon D3100. I am newbie.

    • Oleg

      Buy fifty dollars Nikon, pampering all these helios and zeniths

    • Pastor

      I would lean towards 50 1.8g - there will be autofocus, good build, excellent sharpness and nice bokeh. 50 1.8d is less harsh, but most importantly, it will not have af on your carcass. It makes sense to take Zenitar either from lack of money, or if you are a fan of old optics, or if you already have an autofocus half-glass and want new sensations.

  • Maria

    Hello! Tell me which is the best lens to choose for shooting the baby (Nikon D5100) Nikon 40mm f / 2.8G AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR or 85 mm f / 1.8 G? I want to impress every eyelash straight. And if you shoot in full growth a child older than 40ku succeeds or not? Probably will have to go far? Maybe some other advise.

    • Valery A.

      It is normal to shoot at the full height of a child at 40 / 2,8, at 85mm in the room it will not be possible, there is not enough space. 40 sharpness, of course, being macro, and more versatile in use due to the focal point close to the standard one; 85 - ideal for front and chest portraits, i.e. highly specific. I would recommend 35 / 1,8g as it is quite sharp, fast (in the room during the day you can shoot without a flash), with a convenient focal length.

      • Maria

        35 can also be in full growth? Will draw each eyelash and finger in a newborn? About 40ku read that due to the macro sharp. Probably 35 too? They are just so similar in reviews, but the price is 35 less

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