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The Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR close-up lens is one of Nikon's lower cost offerings.

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Pros

distance / magnification scale

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compact and lightweight (354g)

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well controlled geometric distortion

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internal focusing

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manual focus override

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quality build - metal mount with rubber gasket for use in non-ideal conditions

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wide focus ring for smooth and precise focusing

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creamy bokeh

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SWM - quick, silent and accurate autofocus

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VR II image stabilization

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Cons

slow maximum aperture of F/3.5

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no DOF scale

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DX only - can't be used on full frame

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The Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR close-up lens is one of Nikon's lower cost offerings. This lens shares many features in common with the similarly priced 60mm f/2.8G ED, the main differences between them being their focal length (85mm compared to 60mm), lens elements (14 elements in 10 groups compared to 12 elements in 9 groups), minimum focus distance (0.9 ft. compared to 0.6ft.), and the fact that the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR only operates in DX format, and has vibration reduction (VR) image stabilization technologies (which allows shooting up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible). The maximum apertures of these two lenses also differ (3.5 compared to 2.8). However, since both these lenses are G-type lenses, they have no aperture ring, and the aperture must therefore be selected on a compatible camera body. The two lenses share the super integrated coating that cuts down on ghosting and flare, the 1 ED glass element that minimizes chromatic abberation, the silent wave motor that makes for fast and quiet autofocus, and the manual/auto focus mode switch. Like all the NIKKOR close-up lenses, the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR offers reproduction ratios of up to 1:1, which means that it can take lifesize portraits of small subjects. The Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR close-up lens comes with CL-1018 flexible lens pouch, HB-37 Bayonet hood, LF-1 rear lens cap and LC-52 52mm snap-on front lens cap.

Features
  • 85mm focal length
  • Maximum aperture: 3.5
  • Minimum aperture: 32
  • Nikon F-Bayonet mount type
  • Maximum angle of view in DX Format: 18 degrees
  • Maximum reproduction ratio: 1:1
  • CL-1018 flexible lens pouch
  • HB-37 Bayonet hood
  • LF-1 rear lens cap
  • LC-52 52mm snap-on front lens cap
  • Weight: 12.5oz.
  • Dimensions: 2.9" x 3.9"
  • Accepts screw-on filter type
  • 52mm filter size
  • Manual, auto, manual/auto focus modes
  • 0.9ft. minimum focus distance
  • Internal focusing
  • Silent wave motor
  • Super integrated coating
  • 1 ED glass element
  • Distance information given
  • 9 diaphragm blades
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization
  • Compatible formats: DX, FX in DX crop mode
  • 14 lens elements in 10 groups
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