differences

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

Smaller diameter 79 mm vs 91 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Lighter 0.6 kg vs 1 kg
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Around 50% lighter
Slightly cheaper $1,546.95 vs $1,814.29
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The best price we've seen is $267 cheaper (more than 10% 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
Shorter 84 mm vs 145 mm
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More than 40% shorter
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 digital camera 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
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
f/16

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

competitors

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Competitors

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,299 - $1,699

Weight Lighter
Lowest price Cheaper
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Low light lens

$999 - $1,099

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$799

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$477

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Length Shorter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 105mm f/2D

Low light lens

$1,197

Length Shorter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

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

Sports lens

$1,222

Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

discussion Which do you think is better?

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