differences

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

Lighter 0.6 kg vs 1 kg
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Around 50% lighter
Slightly cheaper $1,418.25 vs $1,999.00
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The best price we've seen is $581 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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Almost the same
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 IFf/1.4
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USMf/1.2
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp

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

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

$1,697

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$447

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Low light lens

Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Low light lens

$1,197

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Pentax SMC  FA 77mm f/1.8

Pentax SMC FA 77mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$659 - $714

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

$920 - $1,083

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Auto focus Auto focus
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AIS

Low light lens

$588

Lowest price Cheaper
Min focal length Better wide angle
Auto focus Auto focus
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor  180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Nikon Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Sports lens

Max focal length Better telephoto
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly heavier

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

$1,449

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

$899

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification 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

$999

Lowest price Cheaper
Max focal length Better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Low light lens

$369

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Low light lens

$1,549

Min focal length Better wide angle
Weight Lighter
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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