Thom Hogan, one of the most knowledgeable Nikon gurus out there, says that the new Nikon 85mm f1.4G VR AF-S is coming “very, very soon.” For those of you that know who Thom is, you’ll know his track record is excellent on these things.
A new Nikon 85mm f1.4 has been on many shooters wish list for quite a while now. Many pros have been put out that Nikon has taken so long to update it. This lets you know what a popular lens the 85mm f1.4 is. People love it, they love to shoot with it, and they want an updated version yesterday.
It’s no surprise this little gem is popular among both Nikon and Canon shooters. The 85mm f1.8 and f1.4 versions are both beautiful primes that make fantastic portrait lenses, and Canon’s f1.2 version is even nicer in the bokeh area with it’s super fast f1.2 aperture.
I can’t wait to see this new beauty once Nikon releases it. Let’s hope the VR part is right. It would be a major let-down if Nikon brought the new version to market without VR. And let’s hope the price is right. Say $1499.99 tops.