Recently, Rokinon announced their autofocusing portrait prime to Sony FE shooters making it available on two of the biggest full-frame camera platforms. Was Nikon left out in cold? Negative. This week, Rokinon announced their AF 85mm F1.4 was headed to Nikon F-mount shooters. Nikon portrait photographers rejoice!  

Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 Specs via Rokinon 

  • Focal Length: 85mm 
  • Mount: Nikon F (full frame coverage; APS-C compatible) 
  • Aperture Range: F1.4-F16 
  • Optical Construction: 9 glass elements in 7 groups 
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 2.95 feet (0.9m) 
  • Magnification Ratio: 0.11 x 
  • Filter Size: 77mm 
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9 
  • Angle of View: 28.4-degrees in full frame cameras/ 19-degrees in APS-C cameras 

Sample Images 

Built for Portraits 

Built for Nikon’s F mount, the new Rokinon compact autofocus lenses are aimed squarely at two very distinct photographers. Portrait photographers would undoubtedly want to get their hands on the AF 85mm F1.4 – a lens that on paper matches the highly coveted Nikon NIKKOR 85mm F/1.4G, a lens that is double the price.  

While it’s hard to tell without getting our hands on one, Rokinon appears to have checked off all the boxes with respects to focal length, durability, and an MSRP of $799 – there’s a lot to love. You can preorder yours from B&H

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