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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
Cheaper $1,199.00 vs $1,999.00
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The best price we've seen is $800 cheaper (more than 40% 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
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

$1,599

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

$1,079

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

Pentax SMC FA 77mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$840 - $872

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

$1,108 - $4,490

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

$1,299

Max focal length Better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Sports lens

$929

Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Nikon Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Sports lens

$699 - $899

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

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 Significantly more magnification
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Low light lens

Weight Lighter
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
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
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

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