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Nikon PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D Tilt-Shift Lens

BH #NI8528N • MFR #2175
Nikon PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D Tilt-Shift Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 8.5°
Well-suited for product and tabletop photography, the PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D from Nikon is a specialized short-telephoto prime offering tilt and shift movements for controlling your focus and perspective. Up to +/- 8.5° of tilt is possible, for focus control; +/- 11.5mm of shift, to adjust perspective and composition; and +/- 90° of rotation is also possible for adjusting the axis of these movements. Further benefitted by the movements, this lens is also a micro optic and provides a 1:2 maximum magnification ratio along with a 1.3' minimum focusing distance for working with close-up subjects.
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Nikon PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D Overview

Well-suited for product and tabletop photography, the PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D from Nikon is a specialized short-telephoto prime offering tilt and shift movements for controlling your focus and perspective. Up to +/- 8.5° of tilt is possible, for focus control; +/- 11.5mm of shift, to adjust perspective and composition; and +/- 90° of rotation is also possible for adjusting the axis of these movements. Further benefitted by the movements, this lens is also a micro optic and provides a 1:2 maximum magnification ratio along with a 1.3' minimum focusing distance for working with close-up subjects.

In addition to the handling and mechanics, this lens also uses Close Range Correction to ensure consistent image quality throughout the focusing range. Additionally, both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast in strong lighting conditions.

Perspective control, tilt-shift lens affords +/- 11.5mm of shift and +/- 8.5° of tilt, and both types of movements can be applied independently of one another. Additionally, 90° rotation is possible left and right, with stops at 30° intervals.
Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Close Range Correction system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range, from the minimum focusing distance of 1.3' to infinity. Additionally, the maximum magnification of 1:2 is ideal for photographing close-up subjects.
UPC: 018208021758

Nikon PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28° 30'
Tilt-Shift+/- 11.5 mm Shift
+/- 8.5° Tilt
Minimum Focus Distance1.28' / 39 cm
Maximum Magnification0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2
Optical Design6 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.29 x 4.21" / 83.5 x 107 mm
Weight1.4 lb / 635 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.445 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.5 x 6.1 x 5.45"

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

Great Lens

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-10

Solidly built. Manual focusing is smooth. Knobs are difficult to operate with gloves.

Nice tilt-shift lenses

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-16

They don't tilt or swing as much as a large format camera, of course, but offer a nice alternative for the digital shooter of architecture and products.

Solidly built

By JennD
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-03-11

I am still in the test phase, but the lens itself is really well built and very smooth. Pictures are sharp and it's easy to find the focus ring.

Product/food shooters...GET THIS LENS!

By rcorph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-11-17

I do come from many years of view camera experience but this lens is not hard to get the hang of. Increase depth of focus... Yep. Selective focus... No problem. No you can't do tilt and shift on the same plane but as stated by others you can get it on the same plane by sending it to Nikon. It WOULD be nice to have independent rotating tilt and shift like the Schneider but that lens is not perfect either and lots more$$. Not a macro for one. You are not going to have all the movements of a technical camera but if you want that get a technical camera and all the needed goodies to go with it. $$$$. This WILL make your product and food shots better and easier. My only problem is understanding why I took so long to get a tilt shift lens! It also seems to focus closer than the literature states. If you make your money shooting products and food find a way to get this lens! Very happy I got the 85mm first for mostly food photography but 45mm is next.

Great lens for product photography

By Edgar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-10-31

Great lens for product photography, very sharp and has well controlled chromatic aberration.

Sweet lens

By Louise C.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-02-06

I Use this for architecture, portraits, products. Very sharp, well built, manual focusing is smooth. Knobs are difficult to operate with gloves, otherwise hard to find faults with this lens.

Great Lens - Check your country of origin if buying used

By Christian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-05

Bought this lens used last year. Lens was in great shape. Super fast shipping. One warning though. As I was about to sell it on Ebay (changing systems) I noticed that the Country of origin on the warranty was Europe. Well, that is my fault for assuming it was made in the US. There was nothing in the description to tell me otherwise but thought I might pass this along to someone else. The return department at B&H is top notch and easy to work with. If you do order a used lens and this matters to you, don't do what I did. Check it first.

Not just for architectural purposes!

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-28

My main purpose for this lens is to manage depth of field with macro photography and other nature / portrait image capture. The lens is capable of creative freedom not possible with other medium format telephotos.� A great lens for someone that has grown beyond standard prime lenses.

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