By FM Bob

from Binghamton, NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified

Great Lens

 
4.0

PROS

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

CONS

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Indoors/Low Light

Comments:

Love this lens. Sharp, nice bokeh, fast focus. Takes really nice photos. I am very happy with the performance of this lens, great product and the cost is not all that bad. Excellent performance. The only thing I don't care for is that the lens shade screws in, rather than a twist on type like most other Nikon lenses.


By GW

from FT Lauderdale, FL.

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified

Wow!...Clearity beyond compare!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Consistent Output

CONS

BEST USES

  • Weddings/Events
  • Fashion shows
  • Indoors/Low Light

Comments:

I use this lens while at fashion shows. There isn't alot of sapce to move around at theses events, so I'm forced to find a sweet spot to photograph the models. This lens is a prime lense and allows me to consistantly capture clear crisp images in low light without worrying about flooding the models with flash. I love this lens!

 Images from GW
 
Fashion Design Expo
Fashion Design Expo

By John

from Oak Ridge, NC

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

Very quick lens. Great for low light.

 
4.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Consistent Output
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Sports/Action

Comments:

Great lens


By Klup

from Stamford, CT

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified

Honey for the money

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Consistent Output
  • Quick Focus
  • Sharp Focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Portraits

Comments:

Used on Nikon D90 as high speed tele for shooting live performances. Quick, consistent focusing and sharp images even wide open. No need for VR in most circumstances.


By Ramon

from Oswego,NY

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified

Excellent portrait lens

 
4.0

PROS

  • Sharp Focus
  • Consistent Output
  • Quick Focus
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Night Photography
  • Portraits
  • Sports/Action

Comments:

Accurate and sharp focus even while taking fast action shots.


By Jymbo

from Sunny, Florida

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Great Lens!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Quick Focus
  • Sharp Focus

CONS

  • Focus learning curve

BEST USES

  • Portraits
  • General Use

Comments:

Can one actually be in love with a lens? I had actually looked at an 85mm 1.8d used lens that was about 2 years old. The seller wanted $65 less than what a brand new lens from Abe's would cost. Good thing I tried it out first. I was not impressed. The focus was not great, just so-so. But there have been too many fantastic reviews about this lens. I could not imagine what all the hoopla was about. But I needed a good portrait lens and did not want to break the bank, so I got one. Best price around. Figured if it was not that good I could always return it. Ooooo.... I'm glad I did. So this is the lens that has everyone talking, which now includes me. The bokeh is incredible. I remember one reviewer saying, "It's the closest thing to 3D." I agree. It makes the eyes come alive. And be sure the lens will show every detail, whether good or bad. Now me happy camper. BTW, I am in love.


By tolive

from MD

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified

Nice lens

 
5.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Quick Focus
  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • Focus ring rotates
  • not AF-S

BEST USES

  • General Use
  • Portraits

Comments:

Very nice lens, but a little bit old, focusing ring rotates when auto-focusing. Always makes you wondering: would the 85/1.4 be better?



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