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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|
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.It's not that easy to use, heavy...
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.
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
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.
I am a big fan of tilt-shift lenses, and even though I am primarily an architectural and interior photographer, I also use this lens for studio product photography. To be able to precisely control the plane of sharp focus, easily puts the entire product in focus.
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 have been using his lens for architcture and product shots and it is excellent. It is one of the two best lenses I own the other is the 24mm PC-E by Nikon. So impressed by these lens' that I am in process of buying the 45mm PC-E as a standard lens.
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.
Great lens for product photography, very sharp and has well controlled chromatic aberration.