On 2 Sept 2010 Nikon UK releases a new fast aperture medium-telephoto lens - the AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G. It supersedes the highly acclaimed AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF with a totally new optical design, Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and Nano Crystal Coat, making it a perfect choice for today's portrait and fashion photographer.

It has been designed to be the ultimate optic for professional portraiture. The fast f/1.4 aperture provides excellent subject-background separation, whilst the rounded nine-blade diaphragm renders stunning bokeh with smooth out of focus areas. It also features a newly-developed optical system with 10 elements in 9 groups and incorporates Nikon's exclusive anti-reflection Nano Crystal coat, drastically reducing ghosting and flare to deliver rich, high contrast images even under the most testing lighting conditions. Nikon believe this lens will take portraiture to another level and set a new benchmark with its amazing contrast and resolution plus its unique bokeh qualities

It weighs 595g and as you would expect, the has the tough Nikkor magnesium body and sealing against moisture and dust to continue working in the toughest of shooting conditions.

It's RRP is £1499 but you should be able to get it for less if you shop around. For more information please visit the Nikon website.