Lens Review: Nikkor 85mm f1.4 N
I currently own a D7000 by Nikon, which happens to be a pretty awesome DX camera, probably the best they’ve ever released, at least for some reviewers. Many still think that the sturdiness and features of the D300s overpowers the lighter D7000, but the vast majority think that newer technology and a lighter body gives you much more advantages than what its shortcomings may be. That said, i’m happy to share with our readers the joy it has been playing with different kind of lenses and getting to see what the possibilities a semi-pro camera can give you. Some will say that I’m going out on a limb calling the D7000 a semi-pro camera, but i’m confident to say this as it includes many features that are only part of pro equipment. I won’t go into details but search around the web and you’ll know what I mean. Recently I was hired to photograph a politician in his campaign and was given the opportunity to test a bunch of lenses for this purpose. One I’ve been using recently is the 85mm f1.4, a fabulous lens perfect for portraits.
This 85mm lens is an expensive baby and should be considered for professional use. The quality that you can achieve with this lens will be up there with anything available for DX Nikon Cameras. I used it with my D7000 and managed to get some pretty nice shots of my nephew who is 6 months old. With an F1.4 you can get pretty good results in good light and some awesome bokeh, very creamy and beautiful giving your pictures that pro look you’ve always wanted. It doesn’t come at a cheap price as I told you before, but if you’re serious about your stuff and want to get those nice pictures of your loved ones framed, spend the 1,500 that this baby costs and it will be worth every penny. Loved it.
SCORE: 9.5 out of 10.0