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The 85mm f/2 Nikkor AIS was first introduced in late August of 1981. The 85mm f/2 is a classic lens for indoor and outdoor portraiture. It enjoys a fine reputation for its excellent sharpness, and it has become a clear favorite among Nikon photographers.

The 85mm f/2 is tiny compared to its faster f/1.4 cousin, but the f/2 maximum aperture can be very helpful when shooting indoor sports or stage productions in dim light. This lens is exceptionally compact and lightweight for a telephoto lens.


Technical Specifications and Features

  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • Camera Mount Type: Nikon F Bayonet
  • Optics: 5 elements in 5 groups
  • Diaphragm / Iris: 7 conventional blades – Metal – Full-stop clicks
  • Aperture Maximum: f/22
  • Aperture Minimum: f/2
  • Format Compatiblity: Nikon FX/35mm Film
  • Close Focus: 3 Feet (0.85 meter)
  • Hard Infinity Focus Stop: Yes
  • Weight:  11.03 oz. (310 grams)
  • Dimensions: 63mm (2.5″) diameter x 61mm (2.4″) long
  • Hood: HS-10 Snap-on type
  • Filter Size: 52mm