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p.1 #1 · Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF AF Nikkor



What can I expect to pay for this lens in 9+ condition and is there anything I should specifically look at when evaluating it before a purchase?

Anyone have one for sale? Shoot me a PM with details if you do.



Feb 11, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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p.1 #2 · Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF AF Nikkor


Around $700 maybe, if it's in great nick.

I was going to buy one recently, but then the new Sigma 35mm 1.4 caught my eye - decided the 1.8G 85mm was suffient for my needs, put what I saved on the 1.4D toward the 35 1.4, happy out.



Feb 11, 2013 at 05:30 PM
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p.1 #3 · Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF AF Nikkor


I'd say $800-850 in mint condition. Make sure there's no crack on the plastic M/A ring selector, no nicks on the elements, and the filter thread is not bent. This is the only Nikon lens that I've sold twice and kept coming back to. I even sold the 85 1.4G and went back to the D, as I like its rendering a lot more.




Feb 11, 2013 at 06:38 PM
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p.1 #4 · Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF AF Nikkor


Also the aperture blades should be clean and "snappy".


Feb 11, 2013 at 07:27 PM
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p.1 #5 · Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF AF Nikkor


Also, check the M/A selector ring carefully. Look for cracks (as mentioned above) and check the movement. Rotate from M to A and back. There should be no play, and it should snap to a click at the end of the rotation. No over rotation. Does it affect functionality? Probably not. But, to me, it is a rough indicator of how the lens had been handled and used.


Feb 11, 2013 at 07:56 PM
 

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p.1 #6 · Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF AF Nikkor


Ask how old it is (better yet a receipt), the early versions of these lenses will be 14ish years old and many will have had pro use by wedding photographers.

You could just buy a new modern sigma 85mm for the same price of course...



Feb 11, 2013 at 08:06 PM
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p.1 #7 · Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF AF Nikkor


i have one of these and it is a great lens.

buy from a reputable FMer and you should be good to go. i often i give people a day or two to check it out just to be sure.

shoot me a pm if you are still interested in buying one. i might be selling mine??



Feb 11, 2013 at 08:20 PM
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p.1 #8 · Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF AF Nikkor


Just sold mine, it was a 9.5/10 with only 500-600 clicks for $825, paid $950 just under 2 years ago, it was a grey market lens.


Feb 12, 2013 at 03:25 AM
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p.1 #9 · Nikon 85mm f/1.4D IF AF Nikkor


As everyone else has suggested, $700-850 range depending on condition. Picked mine up two years ago in like new condition from a member on here for $900. A truly remarkable lens, love using it with my D700. The bokeh it renders is absolutely beautiful.




Feb 12, 2013 at 08:32 PM





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