Nikon PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED Tilt-Shift Lens

Nikon PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED Tilt-Shift Lens

Nikon PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED Tilt-Shift Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Perspective Control Manual Focus Lens
  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 32
  • 1:2 Magnification Ratio; Macro Close-Ups
  • One ED Element; Close-Range Correction
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 8.5º
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 11.5mm
  • Tilt & Shift Singly or In Combination
  • Mount Rotation: 90º Left and Right
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Nikon 45mm f/2.8 overview

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The Nikon PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED Tilt-Shift Lens is a specialty lens with "Perspective Control" tilt and shift functions as well as a 1:2 magnification ratio for close focusing, making it well suited to food and product photography. Using tilt and shift correction will help obtain a natural-looking perspective by eliminating distortion such as keystoning that can appear in architectural images. It features ±8.5° of tilt along with ±11.5mm of shift, and each can be used either by itself or in combination with the other. The mount can also rotate 90° left and right for setting which axis to have the shift and tilt set to. Additionally, it features Nikon's Close-Range Correction system to ensure quality is maintained at close focusing distances.

The ED glass element provides improved sharpness and color, while Nikon's Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates internal reflections for greater image quality. Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers outstanding color performance and substantially reduced ghosting and flare. Additionally, it has a rounded 9-blade diaphragm for smooth out-of-focus areas.

Wide shifting range of ±11.5mm, with a tilting range of ±8.5°.
Revolving capability of ±90° in 30° increments for versatile tilt/shift shooting effects.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration.
The Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates internal reflections across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity
High-performance Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color performance and substantially reduced ghosting and flare.
Rounded 9-blade diaphragm for more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.
UPC: 018208021741
In the Box
Nikon PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED Tilt-Shift Lens
  • 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
  • HB-43 Bayonet Lens Hood for PC-E 45mm f/2.8D Lens
  • CL-1120 Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    Nikon 45mm f/2.8 specs

    Focal Length 45mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 67.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/32
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 51°
    DX Picture Angle: 34° 50'
    Tilt/Shift Tilt ± 8.5°
    Shifts ± 11.5mm
    Minimum Focus Distance 10" (25 cm)
    Magnification 0.50x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2
    Elements/Groups 9 / 8
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.25 x 4.41" (82.5 x 112 mm)
    Weight 1.63 lb (740 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 6.0 x 5.5"

    Nikon 45mm f/2.8 reviews

    PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED Tilt-Shift Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 38.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding effects and sharpness As a landscape/nature photographer I am attracted more by the depth of field expansion (vertical tilt) than the corection of coverging lines (vertical shift). without any correction this lens has an outstanding sharpness rivalling with the very best lenses from Zeiss or Leica. I am discovering the possibilities of these multiple combinations and I feel that it will take me a few weeks/months to master them all. I am using many MF lenses already so the Manual focus operation is not a throw back for me. I feel already that I will achieve exceptional photos using these new possibilities (panoramas, change plane of focus horizontally and vertically etc...). The ultimate toy/tool for the creative photographer.
    Date published: 2012-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from FInest lens Nikon ever built! I recently received mines from Nikon over the weekend and I cannot be any happier with this product. It is a very expertly creative lens. I do NOT recommend this for everybody since it is strictly a manual focus lens and have a lot of limits while shooting (not ideal for no-control situations) but perfect performer when mounted on the tripod. It requires a lot of great patience and practice to get familiar with this product - the controls are very similar to large format view camera with expectedly ultimate image quality. Nothing will beat any other PC-E lenses in image quality.
    Date published: 2008-08-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens! I am not an architectural photographer, but I do have to deal with trying to keep lines parallel. I photograph books in my art and perspective control is needed. I also look to achieve a very shallow dof. After losing my darkroom in a building fire, I made the switch from using a view camera to DSLRs. This lens has helped that transition more than any single component. While i wish that the tilt/shift could have a greater range, I'm very excited to be able to get whatever amount I can. There's a lot of variation in the design of this lens to give a great amount of control.
    Date published: 2010-05-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for creatives This is a must have lens for interesting DOF. It's been on the rise as a trend lens in portraiture, and I'm glad I purchased it. It's very crisp, even though it's manual. It doesn't take long to get used to the manual function and is almost refreshing that it isn't autofocus. The learning curve is a little steep when using the tilt/shift features and you will need to experiment with it before using it on clients. You will not be disappointed with this lens!
    Date published: 2009-12-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So amazing! I waited a long time to purchase this lens and it was worth the wait! I takes a bit of getting used to but it produces results every time. You can easily focus (or not) on the subject. It moves left to right, up and down and also moves 90 degrees so the angles are endless. It is a bit heavy and needs two hands but if you take the extra time out to frame the shot, it's great. It's also all manual but I find that if i take a test photo with the lens zero'd and then move the lens, the aperture/shutter settings remain the same. Maybe a little tweaking but with digital camera's it's not that big of deal to get it right in the lens.
    Date published: 2011-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not your everday macro lens ! I use this for architectural scenes and some macro shots. This is a GREAT lens. It is extremely sharp and will allow you to get shots not possible with a regular lens. I am very happy with the lens (even at the price!). The manual focus is not an issue, even when not using a tripod. It is possible to take photos of windows and doors where it looks like the camera is dead center in front of the glass, but there is no reflection. Full building shots can be taken without the converging lines that a regular wide-angle gives you. The macro capabilities are enhanced with the lens's tilt option which can help you control the depth-of-field. Yes, there IS a learning period associated with this lens. But, it is worth the time and effort for the shots you will be getting. And, I guess I would also have to say, it's worth the money. It's very well made and everything works smooth and precise. My ONLY complaint would be that the lens hood is somewhat of a PAIN to get attached - I can live with that.
    Date published: 2009-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp, easy to use It is easy to use if you have experience with a view camera. There is a slight exposure shift when the lens is heavily tilted, but I would not consider this a problem when shooting digital. And yes, it will mount on the D800, unlike some reviews on the web suggest. The shift is more than generous but expect some chromatic aberrations at the far end. The tilt is even too generous for landscape photography. Here lies my only criticism: The swing mechanism should have a lower gear to allow more precise movement. Of course it would be nicer if the lens had the tilt and shift on independent planes, but in landscape photography I use the shift merely for stitching (arriving at my beloved 4x5 aspect ratio). The lens is very sharp and outperforms all my other Nikon lenses at this focal length. Focuses down to a 1:2 ratio, which I would not call macro/micro, but is very good for tight head portraits and product shots.
    Date published: 2013-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sharp lens I use this one with my 24 PC-E and 85 PC-E for landscape and architectural work. They all rock! I cut my teeth on a view camera so the tilts and shifts do not confuse me. For those who state these lenses are hard to use probably should study the view camera movements basics, one can find them on line just do the google thing! Key point is to use manual exposure. They are used on a Nikon D3 and Nikon D700. Yes it works on the D700.
    Date published: 2010-05-31
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