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Reasons to consider the Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF

Cheaper $969.00 vs $2,099.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,130 cheaper (2.2x less)
Lighter 0.6 kg vs 1 kg
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Around 50% lighter
Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.4D IF Learn more about
the Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Has a silent focus motor Canon USM vs None
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Focuses quickly and silently
Slightly wider aperture f/1.2 vs f/1.4
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At its widest, the EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM captures much more light, 0.4 f-stops
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
85mm f/1.4D IF:f/1.4
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM:f/1.2
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
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Compared to low light lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,549 - $1,599

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$497

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Low light lens

$899 - $1,079

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Canon-ef

Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* Canon-ef

Low light lens

$1,283

Auto focus Lacks autofocus
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Canon-ef

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Canon-ef

Macro lens

$499

Magnification Has better macro
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

$1,149

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Low light lens

$3,995

Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Aperture Has a narrower aperture

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Nikon-f

Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Nikon-f

Low light lens

$1,270 - $1,283

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon-f

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon-f

Low light lens

$969

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Nikkor  35mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/2D

Low light lens

$330 - $331

Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,549

Weight Lighter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$949

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification Significantly more magnification
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$1,049

Lowest price Cheaper
Max focal length Better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Low light lens

$1,479

Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Lighter
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

Low light lens

$1,698

Weight Lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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