Posted on Leave a comment

My Nikon 85mm f/1.8 lens

As I continue my journey in portrait photography, I knew that I had to have this classic portrait lens. The Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-S is a fast maximum aperture lens that is perfect for taking head and shoulder portraits. Although designed for FX, it will also work well on DX or crop sensored cameras. Wide open the bokeh is outstanding. Although I have experimented in different environments with this glass he following imagets were taken in my studio using Alien Bees B800 with a 60″ octagon soft box as the key light and several other strobes as fill and back lights. Exposures were metered using a Sekonic L-478.  This lens has continued to exceed my expectations.  I look forward to using this in an environmental setting in the near future.



Leave a Reply