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 $1,496.95 vs $1,999.00
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The best price we've seen is $502 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
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/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$497

Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,697

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Low light lens

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

$1,369 - $1,392

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

$1,083

Auto focus Lacks autofocus

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Nikon-f

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Nikon-f

Low light lens

$269

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Cheaper
Auto focus Auto focus
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
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

$1,083

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Auto focus Auto focus
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 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

$999

Lowest price Cheaper
Max focal length Better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture
Min focal length Worse wide angle
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Canon-ef

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

Macro lens

$488 - $499

Magnification Significantly more magnification
Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sports lens

$2,099

Magnification Much more magnification
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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