Review of the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm 1:1.8 G Lens (f/1.8).
This lens is 10 years old and its cost was $430 USD. It's made in China. With no ED or aspherical elements, it has a relatively dated design. It is a good lens to partner with the AF-S 28mm/1.8 and AF-S 50mm/1.8. This lens has a good reputation for being sharp and having great all-important bokeh. This article will detail all this and more. This lens was introduced when the Nikon D800/D800E — a 36MP camera — was modern.
Lens is sharp and constrasty from the center to the corners. This is no doubt due to it being a prime/single focal length lens. There is very slight color fringing and only slight vignetting which can be eliminated by stopping down some.
Pincushion distortion is almost non-existant (0.1%). There is pretty much no flaring to speak of.
Because it is a prime, it lets more light in than a zoom meaning the shutter values will be higher than a zoom given the same subject and aperture, plus the lens has a greater maximum aperture than a zoom lens.