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Nikon 85mm f/1.4G


The review covers the September 2010 Nikon 85mm f/1.4G ED, adesign replacing the venerable but aging Nikon 85mm f/1.4D.

At about $1699, the 85/1.4G is not a casual choice. As a fast prime lens, it serves a purpose that no zoom can: high image quality with two stops more light than even a pro-grade zoom lens. And by f/2.8, image quality is superlative.

B&H Photo supplied brand-new loaner AF-S 85mm f/1.4G, which I purchased shortly thereafter, because it is a first-rate lens.

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