Top Result: Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens

Match Score



  • Extremely sharp
  • Great focus speed and accuracy
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent focal length for portraiture


  • No image stabilization
  • Overpriced

Note From Jim

This is one of those rare situations in buying a lens where the price actually has something to do with the quality of the lens. In this case, I've ordered the lenses for you from best to worst and you'll just have to let your budget decide. Every lens here is excellent, but unfortunately, none of the less expensive lenses unseat the expensive Nikon glass in this situation. Any of these lenses can get professional quality photos, but they get sharper and better build with price.