Nikon 85mm f/2 AIS

gryphon1911

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Location
Central Ohio, USA
Real Name
Andrew
Only had this for a little while and got rid of it because I had more 85mm lenses than I needed. Still, a great little, compact 85mm. A bit dreamy wide open, but nice for portraits.

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The OP posted a very good review of the lens on his site.

Reminds me to add some of my Pictures to this thread.
 
This lens was made for portraits. Literally- I worked in a camera shop when this lens was new, had replaced the 85/1.8. Some photographers complained that the newer 105/2.5 was "too sharp" and the 85/1.8 was too harsh. The Nikon rep said this lens was the answer for the portrait photographers.

I like it, but also have the 85/1.8 and 105/2.5. This lens is softer used wide-open than the 105/2.5 Planar type. It is under-corrected for spherical aberration, the 85/1.8 is slightly over-corrected. Thus, the 85/2 is smoother.
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