Nikon 85mm f/2.8D PC-E Micro Nikkor

Last updated (23 May’12):

The Nikon 85mm f/2.8D PC-E Micro Nikkor features 85mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 6 elements in 5 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 28°30′. Closest focusing distance at 1.3ft.(0.39m) and has a filter size of 77mm. The Nikon 85mm f/2.8D PC-E Micro Nikkor lens weighs 22.9 oz. (635g) and it measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 4.2 inches long.

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Nikon 85mm f/2.8D PC-E Micro Nikkor User Reviews

My favorite macro lens
“As for the image quality, I’d rate it as slightly better than the 60mm 2.8 macro for close-up work (and this is saying a lot – the 60mm is an awesome lens!). Colors seem a bit more vivid and contrasty, and sharpness is about the same.” – By Busy Executive
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sweet lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“The lens is very sharp at all apertures. It works very well for portraits with good bokeh (nice out of focus areas and transition, close-ups and of course anything that requires tilt/shift capability. I use it on both the Nikon d300 and d700 bodies and am very pleased with the images that it produces. The lens is smooth and easily worked for all operations and the manual focus is smooth and precise..” – by Kerry Pierce

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Features & Specifications

Nikon 85mm f/2.8D PC-E Micro Nikkor Specifications

Perfect for portrait, nature, and commercial photography, the Nikon medium-telephoto 85mm, f/2.8D lens lets you control the perspective more than with other lenses, with the ability to tilt, shift, and rotate while you shoot. The lens offers a wide shifting range–plus or minus 11.5mm–with a tilting range of plus or minus 8.5 degrees to provide exceptional perspective control. In addition, the lens revolves plus or minus 90 degrees in 30-degree increments, providing versatile tilt/shift shooting effects. As a result, you can enjoy all kinds of distorted perspectives and unique angles, giving your shots extra life.

The lens is coated with Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat, which virtually eliminates internal reflections across a wide range of wavelengths to produce even greater image clarity. The high-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC), meanwhile, offers superior color performance and substantially reduced ghosting and flare. Other details include an auto-aperture control with an electromagnetic diaphragm (requires Nikon D3, D700, or D300 D-SLR camera), and a rounded nine-blade diaphragm that produces a more natural appearance for out-of-focus image elements.

Technical Specifications

* Focal length: 85mm
* Maximum aperture: f/2.8
* Minimum aperture: f/32
* Autofocus: No
* AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): No
* Compatible formats: FX, DX, FX in DX crop mode, 35mm film
* Distance information: Yes
* ED glass elements: No
* Super Integrated Coating (SIC): Yes
* Nano Crystal Coat: Yes
* Minimum focus distance: 1.3 feet
* Angle of view: 28 degrees @ 30 feet
* Lens (elements): 6
* Lens (groups): 5
* Maximum reproduction ratio: 1:2
* Mount type: Nikon F-Bayonet
* Filter type: Screw on
* Filter size: 77mm
* Lens attachment size: 77mm
* Lens case: CL-1120 flexible lens pouch
* Lens hood: HB-22 bayonet hood
* Dimensions: 3.3-inch diameter, 4.2 inches long
* Weight: 22.4 ounces
* Supplied accessories: HB-22 bayonet hood, CL-1120 flexible lens pouch, LF-1 rear lens cap, LC-77 snap-on front lens cap

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