Fast medium telephoto lens for use with FX- and DX-format SLRs. Ideal for portraiture, it offers a stellar combination of classic focal length and aperture speed. The 85 mm focal length allows for tight head and shoulder shots with extreme detail. The fast f/1.8 aperture perfectly balances sharpness and bokeh.
FX-format medium telephoto lens with 85 mm focal length (127.5 mm when used with a Nikon DX-format SLR).
Fast f/1.8 aperture: enables beautifully smooth bokeh, sharper shots in low light anda bright viewfinder image.
Superb optical performance.
Compatible with entry level D-SLRs that do not have a built in autofocus motor.
SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet and accurate autofocus.
Two focus modes: M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus).
Lightweight and compact body.
Weather-sealed rubber lens mount.
9 elements in 9 groups
Angle of view
28°30' (18°50' with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus distance
0.8 m/2.62 ft (from focal plane)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
Filter attachment size
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approximately 80 x 73 mm/3.1 x 2.9 in.
Approximately 350 g/12.4 oz
67 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-67, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-62, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1015