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
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

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sony E Full Frame

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sony E Full Frame

Low light lens

$1,149 - $1,199

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Weight Lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZE Canon EF

Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZE Canon EF

Low light lens

$4,300 - $4,490

Auto focus Auto focus
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$901 - $999

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture 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 AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

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

Sports lens

$913

Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Low light lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Length Shorter
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

discussion Which do you think is better?

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