Commercial demands on photography have changed a lot in the last few years. Today a quality digital SLR or 35mm camera satisfy most requirements. There are times however when some features of a view camera (tilt/shift) would improve the appearance of the image. The PC-Micro Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D exists for this purpose. PC stands for Perspective Control.
The Perspective-Control-Micro-Nikkor allows you to tilt the plane of focus which can give the appearance of either increased or reduced depth-of-field. It also allows you to shift the lens relative to the film. This is a common studio trick that allows, for example, shooting down at an object and still maintaining its correct proportions.
This lens is multi-versatile, performing the task of any 85mm lens, allowing macro focusing down to 1.3' and Perspective Control for table-top studio shooting or special effect portraiture.
This is a manual focus lens specifically designed for use with Nikon autofocus cameras.
Macro lens with perspective controls ideal small product photography
"D" compatibility for autofocus 35mm and digital Nikon SLR cameras