AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G

  • AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G

Key Features

  • A fast, fixed-focal-length, medium telephoto lens with 85 mm focal length
  • Large maximum aperture of f/1.8
  • Newly developed optical system optimized for use with digital SLRs
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) realizes quiet AF operation
  • Two focus modes are available — M/A (quick switching from AF to MF) and M (manual focus)


Focal length

85 mm

Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Lens construction

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

7 (rounded)

Filter-attachment size

67 mm

Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)

Approximately 80 x 73 mm/3.1 x 2.9 in.


Approximately 350 g/12.4 oz

Supplied accessories

67 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-67, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-62, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1015

MTF Chart

Spatial Frequencies S: Sagittal M: Meridional
10 lines/mm image image
30 lines/mm image image

Lens Construction