Male Portrait taken with Nikon 85mm f1.8G AF-S Lens and Nikon D7000

Portrait is taken in studio with Nikon 85mm f1.8G AF-S Lens and Nikon D7000.

Phoenix Portrait Photographer, Strong Male Portrait, Strong Character Portrait, Leather Bomber Jacket Portrait

Me thinks Aaron is looking very Paul Newman as “Fast Eddie Felson” from The Hustler in this very strong character studio portrait black and white.

Can you ask much more from a lens or camera?

Shooting details, in studio using four lights, at 1/250 sec and f8.0.

To preview a larger version of this portrait, click here.

The D7000 will produce a 36 x 54 inch portrait enlargement with good detail on canvas Giclee.   Awesome.

To buy or to check out more reviews of the 85mm f1.8G on Amazon, click here.

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  1. When you shoot at f/8, you really don’t show us anything about this lens. The simple fact of the matter is that pretty much any Nikkor lens, including a kit lens, could get this kind of image at f/8. I mean, really, what does this show?

    By the way – it is a fantastic image. I just don’t think the image tells us anything about the quality of the lens used.

    • Hi Haha,

      Thank you for your comment, many will agree with you.

      You do have a good point… why shoot a fast lens at f8.0?

      Then again, I do 99% of my shooting in studio… 99% of that with studio lighting… shooting various portraits of live people.

      So, f5.6 – f9.0 is where I live.

      The 85mm 1.8G is a great studio portrait lens, which focuses faster, more accurately and creates a sharper image (view the blow ups) than any kit lens, including at f8.0.

      Search 85mm 1.8G in the search bar, and you can view other articles with MTF charts to compare wide open lens optical performances.