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 $1,299.95 vs $1,949.00
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The best price we've seen is $649 cheaper (more than 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

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

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

$480 - $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

Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 APO M

Low light lens

$3,516

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
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

$1,055 - $1,083

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Auto focus Auto focus
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$360 - $482

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Cheaper
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
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
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AIS

Low light lens

$636

Min focal length Better wide angle
Lowest price Cheaper
Auto focus Auto focus
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

$1,392

Max focal length Better telephoto
Aperture 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

$1,399

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

$849

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Magnification More magnification
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle
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
Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 *

Low light lens

$1,598

Weight Lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Slightly 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

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Lighter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus

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