Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S

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The Nikon 85mm f1.8G AF-S is a compact, fast aperture lens for Nikon DSLRs. Its reduced size and weight make it easy to keep in your bag at all times, yet it still offers fantastic image quality. The f1.8 aperture allows for smooth background blur and subject isolation, perfect for portraiture. It’s compatible with both FX and DX cameras, including those without AF motors in camera (D3100, D5100, etc.). This lens has full-time manual focus for easy adjustment, as well as a dedicated AF/MF switch for a quick-switch to full manual focus. It’s also great for video as well, offering silent autofocus using Nikon’s Silent Wave AF motor. The Nikon 85mm f1.8G AF-S is a great low-cost alternative to the 85mm f1.4G.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Canon shooters talk about the Canon ‘Holy Trinity’ of prime lenses. Nikon does them one better. Nikon has the Holy Trinity of Excellent but Inexpensive prime lenses. The 85 f/1.8 G is the longest of those. Very reasonably priced but still with superb image quality in a small enough lens you can put it in a jacket pocket just in case you need a fast prime.

Superb as a long portrait lens, a short indoor sports lens, fast enough to use at a wedding reception, and really quite excellent as a long street and walk-around lens. This one I recommend without reservations.

Filter Size
67mm (nonrotating front element)
12.4 oz
Minimum Focusing Distance
2.62 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
28.3 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal, Silent Wave motor, A-F switch, FT manual
Aperture Blades
7, curved
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare resistance
Yes, has Nikon’s Super-Integrated Coating
Nikon F

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $4.00 $21.00 $25.00 $8.33
4 days $5.00 $23.00 $28.00 $7.00
7 days $6.00 $30.00 $36.00 $5.14
10 days $8.00 $41.00 $49.00 $4.90
14 days $11.00 $53.00 $64.00 $4.57
21 days $14.00 $71.00 $85.00 $4.05
30 days $18.00 $89.00 $107.00 $3.57
45 days $23.00 $116.00 $139.00 $3.09
60 days $27.00 $135.00 $162.00 $2.70
90 days $35.00 $174.00 $209.00 $2.32
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $21.00 $7.00
4 days $23.00 $5.75
7 days $30.00 $4.29
10 days $41.00 $4.10
14 days $53.00 $3.79
21 days $71.00 $3.38
30 days $89.00 $2.97
45 days $116.00 $2.58
60 days $135.00 $2.25
90 days $174.00 $1.93

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