Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens

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Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens

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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/DX Format
  • 127.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/32
  • 1:1 Macro Capability
  • 1 ED Element; Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Nikon VR II Image Stabilization
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Override
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 11.3"
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Nikon 85mm f/3.5 overview

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This AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens from Nikon is a DX-formatted medium telephoto macro lens capable of extreme close-up and general telephoto photography, including portraiture. The lens will autofocus from infinity to 11.3", producing life-size (1:1) macro images. As a DX format lens, it compatible with DX format DSLRs or FX format cameras in DX mode. Its 35mm focal length equivalence is 127.5mm.

The lens also features Nikon's VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization, which allows handheld shooting at up to 3 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images. This is ideal for macro close-up work as well as for enabling sharp telephoto work in low light. Nikon's Silent Wave Motor autofocus technology enables fast, smooth and near silent AF action which is supported even when shooting macro and very important in video mode. The internal focus system also promotes faster focus and maintains a compact form without an extending or rotating front element. Finally, the M/A focusing mode enables fast focus mode switches and manual focus override. 

This versatile prime lens includes one extra-low dispersion element to control chromatic aberrations and Nikon's Super Integrated lens coating enhances light transmission reducing flare and ghosting.

A DX format prime telephoto lens with 1:1 macro capability
Nikon VR II Image Stabilization, engineered specifically for each VR Nikkor lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 3 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, reducing the blur caused by camera shake
Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) element offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at wide aperture settings
Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.
Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides fast, accurate and quiet autofocus
An Internal Focus (IF)system provides fast autofocusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject working distance throughout the focus range
The M/A Focus Mode Switch enables quick response to changing situations between manual and autofocus operation
Rounded 9-blade diaphragm renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements
In the Box
Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens
  • 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • CL-1018 Lens Case
  • Bayonet Lens Hood HB-37
  • Limited 1-Year B&H Warranty
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    Nikon 85mm f/3.5 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 85mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 127.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
    Minimum: f/32
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon DX
    FX in DX Crop Mode
    Angle of View 18° 50'
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.26" (28.60 cm)
    Magnification 1x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
    Elements/Groups 14 / 10
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 52 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 3.9" (7.37 x 9.91 cm)
    Weight 12.52 oz (355 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.58 x 5.0 x 5.0"

    Nikon 85mm f/3.5 reviews

    AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 165.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for! First day I had this lens, I shot cicadas, bees, summer flowers and was thrilled with the hand held shots I got just around my yard. I was really thinking I wanted a 105mm or 100mm, but it turns out that the 85mm is good because I with a larger flower bloom I don't have so far away to get the image in the frame of my Nikon D7000. My pictures came out sharp and the colors were vivid. I also tried several head shots, and think this also a great portrait lens as well. I would recommend this lens to anyone who wants a great macro and portrait lens and at reasonable price.
    Date published: 2013-07-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly sharp! To be honest, I wasn't expecting too much, for this price. But I was shocked at how amazingly sharp it is. Comparing it to Nikon's top 105mm f/2.8 macro it's virtually half the price, with one less f/ stop (which doesn't really affect the photo in terms of depth of field, it being a macro and all, nor in terms of exposure if you have a well-positioned flash), smaller (which might not add to the whole pro-photographer-mis-en-scene, but has no practical downside) and lighter (gentler on your back). The only thing I actually miss from the 105mm is the focus range switch, that would make it a tad faster to find the subject on the AF. Not a problem if you're faster on the manual focus for macro.
    Date published: 2016-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens I have been using this lens for amateur macrophotography - mostly watches and watch movements. I have been delighted by the performance of the lens. Crisp and rich images, no distortion, just a delight. Manual focus on macro is a must - autofocus does a lot of hunting - but this is very easy do to (using with D80 body). I've taken images at f45 with shutter speeds of 15 seconds with a tripod (and without the VR) and the results are great. Autofocus at nonmacro works quickly and this is a good walking around lens, too. It has a solid feel to it, like it is really going to last.
    Date published: 2010-09-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect for DX Nikons I'm a long time 105mm macro user from back in the days of film. Every one talks about having enough working distance from the front of the lens to the subject. Well for me a 105mm is too long, remember on a DX body, which is what I use a 105 is about 150mm, a little to far for my flash setup. The 85mm is about120mm, still a little long but ok. For me it works perfectly. It's also much lighter to carry. The image quality is as good of or better than the 105, especially when stopped down to f 16 or 22.
    Date published: 2013-08-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very sharp macro lens. This lens makes nice sharp images with my D-90. It is very lightweight due to alot of plastic, but still feels well made. The autofocus speed is very good for general use, at high magnification however it sometimes hunts for focus as with all Micro lenses that I have used. (sometimes its better to use manual focus for high magnification) This lens also makes a good portrait lens.The VR is a big plus in most cases. I was deciding between this lens and the Nikkor 105mm 2.8 VR macro this 85mm has very good image quality and a much lower price.
    Date published: 2010-01-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good lens This is a decent lens. I bought it though with the intention of using it for both portraits and macro work, and I decided in the end that the Nikkon 60mm AF-S G was better suited to my needs. Yes, the minimum focus distance on that lens is closer and may not work as well for people doing bug photographs or studio lighting, but for me its a better fit. This 85mm lens did really well in the macro area, but the bokeh on the 60mm is superior. The construction of both lenses is abou t the same quality (space-age plastic).
    Date published: 2011-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lense I have been a Nikon owner since the early seventies. I purchased this lense to go along with my d7000 nikon. I am very satisfied with my purchase. This lense is lightweight and compact. The AF/VR system works without a problem. The distance to subject is great as you don't have to be on top of the subject to produce a 1:1 reproduction. And a bonus is that the front lense thread is 52mm which means all my filters and lense attachments can be used saving me a ton of money. Again, Nikon has produced a quality Item at a resonable price.
    Date published: 2012-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute Best Lens I'm a portrait photographer, and this lens is just perfection for portraits. There's no distortion, it's sharp as a tack, and worth every penny. It's spoiled me for other lenses, nothing else can compare now. If you don't have this lens already, buy it. You won't regret it.
    Date published: 2012-10-22
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