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

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
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • 1:1 Magnification, 11.3" Minimum Focus
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • VR II Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Overview

  • 1Description

A macro telephoto designed for DX, the Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR is a 127.5mm-equivalent prime optimized for close-up shooting. Offering a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification and an 11.3" minimum focusing distance, this lens is especially adept for working with nearby subjects. Its optical design includes one extra-low dispersion element, which minimizes chromatic aberrations in order to achieve high clarity and color accuracy. A Super Integrated Coating is also used to suppress flare and ghosting for greater contrast when working in bright and backlit conditions. The Silent Wave Motor AF system produces fast, near-silent focusing performance that suits both stills shooting and movie recording, which can instantly be manually overridden by simply turning the manual focus ring. Further contributing to producing sharp imagery, VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake by up to three shutter speed steps.

Telephoto prime is designed for DX-format Nikon F-mount cameras and provides a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
Ideal for macro shooting, this lens offers a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 11.3" to suit working with close-up subjects.
One extra-low dispersion element greatly reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by three stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 018208021901
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Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens
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  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap
  • CL-1018 Lens Case
  • HB-37 Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Warranty Extension with Online Registration
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    • 1Description

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

    Focal Length 85mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 127.5mm)
    Maximum Aperture f/3.5
    Minimum Aperture f/32
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 18 50'
    Maximum Magnification 1x
    Macro Reproduction Ratio 1:1
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.26" / 28.6 cm
    Optical Design 14 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Size 52 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.87 x 3.9" / 73 x 98.5 mm
    Weight 12.5 oz / 355 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.58 x 5.0 x 5.0"

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

    AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 167.
    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 Great Macro Lens I've been using this macro lens for about 6 months now and it's a very good macro lens. I've gotten some awesome shots and when used with extension tubes you get amazing detail in your focus stacks. I love having the extra working distance this lens provides as well. Buy it.
    Date published: 2014-07-28
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    Will this lens fit a Nikon D-5000?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR lens will be compatible with a Nikon D5000.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    I am considering the Nikon D750 and would like to know if all my current Nikon lenses will work? and will work in a Full frame mode?50mm f1.8 AF-D cat #213785mm f1.8 AF-D cat #193110-24mm f3.5-4.5 AF-S DX cat #218118-70mm f3.5-4.5 G cat #214916-85mm f3.5-4.5 G cat #217870-300 f4.5-5.6 G cat #216180-400 f4.5-5.6 ED cat #1996
    Asked by: Anonymous
    All but the 10-24mm lens will work full frame on the Nikon D750. The 10-24mm lens is a DX lens and will need to be used in DX Crop mode.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    What is the warranty?
    Asked by: russell m.
    This product has a one year, limited manufacturer's warranty and a limited 4-Year USA extension upon registration.
    Answered by: Daniel M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Will this lens work well as a macro lens for a Nikon D5500?
    Asked by: Marion
    Yes, the 85mm micro is a great macro lens that works well with the Nikon d5500.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    will the 85mmm focal length equal to 127mm on a dx cropped sensor(nikon d3300)? i am confused.
    Asked by: katia a.
    If you are looking for the full-frame equivalent focal length when comparing the angle of view of the 85mm on an APS-C sensor camera, as there is a 1.5x crop factor, yes, the Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens would have the full frame equivalent of a 127.5mm lens
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    will this lens work on a D750 in full frame or will it do to DX 1.5 crop mode?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    You will need to use an FX camera in DX crop mode if you plan to use a DX lens such as the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/3.5G ED VR lens.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Quick question. This lens is a DX formatted lens, so it will be a true 85mm focal length on a DX camera correct? It will not give a 127mm cropped image. I think the 127mm will be for FX sensors only. Perhaps thats what 127.5mm (35mm Equivalent) means but I am not sure,
    Asked by: Tim D.
    An 85mm lens is always an 85mm lens in focal length. When used on a DX camera, it will have the field of view of a 127mm lens. The depth of field will behave like an 85mm lens. Focal length is always reported as the physical focal length. The field of view of the lens will depend on the effective sensor size.
    Answered by: marc m.
    Date published: 2019-03-21

    question

    In the Products Highlights list, it says this lens has Nikon VR II Image Stabilization, but on the image of the lens, it just says VR, not VR II. Which is it? Thanks.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The manual that comes with the lens says VR II, as does the Nikon USA web page for the lens. For what it's worth I've found that you really need to use a tripod with this lens anyway, as even with VR turned on, if you're handholding you're likely to end up with a close-up image that's far less sharp than the lens is capable of.
    Answered by: Stacie W.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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    Designed For Use With:

    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D7500
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