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REVIEW: Nikon NIKKOR 85mm f/2 Ai

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-11-16

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/2 Ai

Specs:

Lens:
85mm

Aperture:
f/2 to f/22
7 bladed aperure

Closest Focus:
0.85m (3ft)

Weight:
310g

Mount:
Nikon F-mount

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)


Image quality

Wide open:
Great sharpness
Very little corner softness
Some vignetting
Tiny bit of glow

Renders very good at all apertures.

Analogue B&W film
Nikon Nikkor 85mm
                            f/2 Ai
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f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Really nice
Nikon Nikkor
                                                      85mm f/2 Ai
Nikon Nikkor
                                                      85mm f/2 Ai


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Nikon
                                                          Nikkor 85mm
                                                          f/2 Ai
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Nikon
                                                          Nikkor 85mm
                                                          f/2 Ai
Nikon
                                                          Nikkor 85mm
                                                          f/2 Ai

Flare / Backlight
Nikon
                                                          Nikkor 85mm
                                                          f/2 Ai
Nikon
                                                          Nikkor 85mm
                                                          f/2 Ai


Sample
Nikon
                                                          Nikkor 85mm
                                                          f/2 Ai
Nikon
                                                          Nikkor 85mm
                                                          f/2 Ai
Nikon
                                                          Nikkor 85mm
                                                          f/2 Ai
Nikon
                                                          Nikkor 85mm
                                                          f/2 Ai
Nikon
                                                          Nikkor 85mm
                                                          f/2 Ai
Nikon
                                                          Nikkor 85mm
                                                          f/2 Ai


Filming
Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/2
                                            Ai

Build quality

Very good and very solid.


Conclusion

Amazing lens at all point!
Have great image quality at all apertures and like all Nikkor lenses it have great build quality.
One can't ask for much more.


Thumbs up:
Grat image quality
Build quality
Bokeh & Flare / Backlight


Thumbs down:



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Technical Info
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: Rollei RPX 100
Developer: Kodak D76

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