By imageworks123

from winter haven, fl

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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The absolute best in portraits

 
5.0

PROS

  • Nice Bokeh
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Weddings/Events
  • Indoors/Low Light

Comments:

If you love portraits then this is the go to lens. The absolute best portrait lens I have ever seen and used. The nikon 85mm 1.4d makes me look like a pro when I put it to its best use. It is my secret weapon of choice and not even the models know what hit them.


By lucidflyer

from Seattle/Tacoma WA

About Me Professional

Verified

Still Figuring It out

 
3.0

PROS

  • Strong Construction
  • Sharp Focus
  • Easily Interchangeable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • Special Effects

Comments:

Purchased for fashion photography.... outdoor model in natural light without flash.... do not have the pics I am aiming for yet..... will keep you posted


By Art Walaszek

from Madison, WI

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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Simply the best portrait lens

 
5.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Strong Construction
  • Sharp Focus
  • Quick Focus
  • Rugged

CONS

BEST USES

  • Portrait
  • General Use

Comments:

This has become my dedicated portrait lens on the D300, replacing the 105mm VR for this purpose. It's a very fast lens allowing for great available light portraits of my famly, though accurately focusing at f/1.4 or f/1.8 is pretty challenging. In brighter light, I stop down to f/2.8 and the results are simply amazing; also, no problems with focusing at this aperture, despite the thin depth of field. The amazing bokeh this lens produces has earned it the nickname, "The Cream Machine." I suppose the main downside is its cost, which just went up worldwide. A reasonable DX alternative for a casual photographer would be one of the 50mm lenses (classic f/1.8, new f/1.4 AF-S). I understand the 85mm f/1.8 is pretty good too, though I haven't used it.


By Rudy C

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified

Sharp as a tack!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Strong Construction
  • Sharp Focus
  • Rugged
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • General Use
  • Sports/Action

Comments:

This lens offers you the user to select limited depth of field on portrait subjects. It is alot like an old bellows box camera result. The barackgrounds go to beautiful pastels(blur). I can,t imagine anyone not loving this lens. As with almost anything, you get what you pay for. If you love people photography, this is the one lens to own!


By Pat the Photographer :)

from Sandy,ut

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified

Absolutely fantastic!!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Strong Construction
  • Sharp Focus
  • Quick Focus
  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Landcape
  • Special Effects
  • General Use
  • Sports/Action

Comments:

Both the service as well as the lens are fantastic! The crativity this lens adds to your arsnal cannot be acheived with any other lens! No facial distortion whatsoever!



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