Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G Lens Sample Images

I’ve previously posted a detailed review of the Nikon AF-S 85mm ƒ/1.4G. Here are some high-resolution sample images I’ve taken with it.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f1.4G Sample Images
Text & Photos By David Coleman
Last Revised & Updated:

I MAY get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm ƒ/1.4G is a short telephoto prime designed for Nikon’s FX full-frame F-mount DSLRs. And it’s not to be confused with the 85mm ƒ/1.8G, which is sold at a significantly lower price and is a less refined lens overall.

It’s surprisingly compact. So as much as it’s probably aimed more at portrait and wedding photographers, it’s also a viable option to include in a travel photography kit. And that’s exactly how I’ve been using it.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

I’ve previously posted my hands-on review of this lens, which you can find here. But here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with.

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G Lens Sample Photos

For a closer look, you can click on each image for a higher-resolution version.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G high-resolution sample image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel

Other Alternatives

Nikon has a number of other lenses around the 85mm focal length, including:

  • Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G. This retails for around a third of the price of the ƒ/1.4 (and you can get some even lower prices used). It’s a good lens, but it there is quite a difference in terms of build and performance between the two. But if you’re baulking at the price of the 1.4 and are willing to compromise a little, the ƒ/1.8 is well work a look.
  • Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm ƒ/3.5G ED VR. This is designed for Nikon DX bodies. It also has macro and built-in vibration reduction. And, of course, it’s quite a bit slower.
  • Nikon Z 85mm ƒ/1.8 S. If you’re shooting on a Nikon mirrorless camera, there’s now a native Z 85mm lens. It’s a little slower than the ƒ/1.8, but it features excellent optics and is priced very competitively. (You can also use the AF-S version on a Z body with the FTZ adapter).

Price & Availability of the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens

Nikon has set the MSRP of this lens at $1599, but it has been out for a while now, and you can often find it for significantly less than that, both new and used.

Buy New

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G Lens
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Buy Used

This lens has been out for quite some time now–since 2010–so they’re pretty easy to find on the used market. Some good places to look include:

Images and product information from Amazon PA-API were last updated on 2024-02-27 at 15:48. Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon Site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Profile photo of David Coleman | Have Camera Will Travel | Washington DC-based Professional Photographer

David Coleman

I'm a professional photographer based in Washington, DC. Seven continents, up mountains, underwater, and many places in between. I've been shooting for 30+ years, and my photos and time-lapse videos have appeared in a bunch of different publications, from major newspapers to magazines and books, billboards, TV shows, professional sports stadiums, museums, and even massive architectural scrims covering world-famous buildings while they're being renovated. You can see some of my travel photography here and here.

Leave a Comment