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|Filter thread||77 mm|
|Dimensions (dxl)||Approx. 3.3 x 4.2" (8.38 x 10.67 cm)|
|Weight||1.4 lb (635 g)|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||1:2|
|Format compatibility||Nikon FX/35mm Film
|Focal length||85 mm|
|Angle of view||28°
DX Picture Angle: 18°
|Tilt/shift||Shifts ± 11.5mm
Tilt ± 8.5°
|Minimum focus distance||1.3' (39.62 cm)|
|Camera mount type||Nikon F|
This is a great lens and perfect for still life and product photography. It's nice and sharp when it needs to be, but has nice bokeh when using larger apertures. I use it often even when not using the tilt/shift function as I find it to be useful as a normal lens too.
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.
Bought this in 2009 for tricky product macros. It is not the E version but then that is something that I don't need and I'm glad I have the can't go wrong version. The only downside in handling is that you can't shift and tilt in the same axis, unless you change that.
beautifully built, IQ amazing, very nice focus ring. very flexible
can't tilt and shift independently. only 1:2 Macro
This lens is awesome. I've been away from Nikon for several years using the Canon 5Dll and 5Dlll, and missed my Nikon lenses! Using it on the new Nikon D810
Most people are probably buying the newer E version of this lens, but since there are still some showing up used, I'll add my review. The E version is said to be a little better but this is a hard act to follow, as the older model is bitingly sharp and well behaved.
My interest in photography started in the 1960 as a serious amateur, with both 35mm film and 4x5 view cameras. I was fascinated by both photographing small animals and architecture, sort of the opposite poles of the art. I ended up using mostly a Leica and then NIkon F.
very good optical and construction quality, my favorite lens
Little difficult to master, but a great lens. I only wish it were possible to do autofocus. As this is manual focus, it has limited applications, but it's a great portrait lens. I recommend using a smaller aperture to make sure your focus is tack sharp.
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.
I don't know why it took me this long to get this lens!! I don't know how I ever survived without it!! This lens practically turned my D3 into a View Camera. This lens is my number one lens in the studio for Table Top Product Photography.