Review: Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D|
Andrew Alexander, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, August 4, 2008 - 10:20 EDT)
The Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF was introduced in March of 1988; the AF-D version was introduced a few years later in 1994. A small-sized medium-range fixed telephoto lens, the 85mm f/1.8 is the little brother to the larger 85mm f/1.4. The f/1.8 version only loses two-thirds of a stop, but costs only one-third the price of the f/1.4 version.
The Nikon 85mm f/1.8 was originally designed to fit the 35mm film frame, so it will have no problems covering either FX or DX digital SLR camera sensors. On a DX body, the lens will give an effective field of view of 127mm.
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