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
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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)
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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

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Wide angle lens

$1,699

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
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Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R

Low light lens

Diameter Smaller diameter
Weight Lighter
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
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Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Low light lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF Competitors

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Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Lens

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

Low light lens

$1,197

Length Shorter
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture
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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Low light lens

$1,199

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Length Shorter
Diameter Slightly larger diameter

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