We spent the past few weeks testing out Nikon’s new 85mm f/1.4G lens—we brought it everywhere from concerts to pumpkin carving competitions, from the rooftops of New York City to our apartment. The result? A series of extremely sharp and crisp images with beautiful bokeh at f/1.4.
In terms of ergonomics, the lens feels extremely sturdy and well built. It is slightly larger than the older Nikon 85mm f/1.4D lens. The weather-sealing and quality of the glass is the first thing we noticed upon picking it up. It also focuses extremely quietly thanks to Nikons Silent Wave Motor.
The diversity of this gallery proves just how versatile this piece of glass is. All of these images were shot in RAW using a D3S. Some slight color correction and exposure adjustments were made when needed in Adobe Lightroom 3. The images were then exported as high-resolution jpg’s. Click the link on each image to see the full-res version.