Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED


Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED


Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED
This is a prime lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 2008.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
Aside from this lens is also classed as a Tilt Shift lens. By being a Tilt Shift lens means that you with this lens can tilt and shift the perspective and control the area in the image you want to be sharp. Read more and see sample images in the article below.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The possibility of using auto focus (AF) does not exist, since this lens only supports manual focusing.
The lens has a focal length of 85 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Read more about the auto focus motor and the importance of this part
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 77 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "HB-22".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced an earlier version and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Nikon PC 85mm f/2,8 D Micro  (1999)
Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED (2008) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED
Sample pictures taken with Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
The lens is the latest among several editions
The lens supports only manual focusing, not auto focus
The price (more info)
Specification
Product Name:Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED (See dictionary)
Release date: 2008
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Telephoto Lens
Tilt Shift Lens
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
The lens only support manual focusing
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
No
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Length 85 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  85 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  128 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 6 elements / 5 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:39 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 77 mm
Lens Hood:
HB-22(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length):82 x 107 mm
Vikt:650 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)1979 USD
 
 
Product Page (Nikon):
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Text from Nikon:"Medium-telephoto perspective control lens featuring tilt, shift and rotation capability perfect for portrait, nature and commercial photography.

Medium-telephoto, Perspective Control (PC) lens featuring tilt, shift and rotation capability, ideal for a variety of shooting requirements including, portrait, nature and product photography.

Revolving capability of plus or minus 90-degrees, in 30-degree increments for versatile tilt/shift shooting effects.

High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color performance and substantially reduced ghosting and flare.

Rounded 9-blade diaphragm for more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.

Wide shifting range, plus or minus 11.5mm, with a tilting range of plus or minus 8.5 degrees provides exceptional control.

Nikon´s Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates internal reflections across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.

Auto-aperture control with electromagnetic diaphragm is possible with Nikon’s D3, D700 and D300 D-SLRs. "
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED
Sample pictures taken with Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED
Different versions of this lens
1999 Nikon PC 85mm f/2,8 D Micro
2008 Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED

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