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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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Most Excellent I love this PC-E lens with my D700. I've owned it for over a year and it gives me just what I need. However, I did send it into Service to have the Tilt & Shift knobs co-aligned, instead of at right angles, as for architecture. Now, there is not much space between all the knobs and buttons. With the Tilt & Shift in-line, I get exactly what I need every time. So I am a happy camper. September 22, 2010
For those who like view camera style flexibility This is obviously a specialized lens, not something that the casual shooter would consider getting. That said, for some very interesting in-camera effects the tilt and shift become quite interesting. It is a bit of a pain to work with - having to open the aperture in order to focus, then stop down to take the shot. Add to this the need to take either handheld meter readings with an external light meter or use manual mode in the camera and take the reading with the lens in zero position (i.e. - no tilt or shift) and you see that this is a lens that absolutely requires the use of a tripod. That said, though, it can do things not possible without a lot of post-processing - by tilting the lens appropriately you can keep the surface of a stamp or flower, say, that is not perpendicular to the CCD and not have to use f45 with the requisite ISO 12800 or huge lights. I use the 105MM f2.8 VR when I'm in botanical gardens or places where a tripod would be cumbersome (or not allowed), but if I am in a situation where the tripod and lengthier time to compose the shot is not an issue, the 85 PC comes out. July 30, 2010
Specific use lens, but a great tool!! 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. July 30, 2010
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Can the tilt function be rotated independently of the shift function, for instance, can one tilt vertically when shifting vertically?

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I own 24mm PC-E and it is the same build and design as this one. In order to tilt AND shift both vertically or both horizontally, you will have to send in your lens to Nikon Service an they can set it for you. That means you will not be able to tilt/shift perpendicular to each other after this.
You can do it yourself by removing 4 screws and rotate the back part of the lens and screw it to the front again. Be careful though.
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Please give us a call to 1-800-Nikon-US for information.
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Will the PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm work with any teleconverters?

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Will Nikon 85mm PC-E Micro Nikkor f/2.8D lens work with Extension tubes?

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If I need 1:1 magnification with this lens, will it possible?
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The aperture on Nikon PC-E lenses including the PC-E Micro Nikkor f/2.8D can only be changed electronically via the CPU contacts in the rear of the lens and at the camera mount.
Nikon extension tubes do not have CPU contacts for the lens to electronically communicate with the camera, and therefore you will not be able to change the 85mm PC-E Micro Nikkor f/2.8D lens aperture using the Sub-command dial or the aperture ring while the extension tube is attached.
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What is its compatibility with the D750?

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PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D is compatible with the D750. This lens manually focuses and is compatible with Aperture and Manual Exposure Modes. It compatible with 3D Matrix Metering, Spot, Center, and Highlight Weighted Metering.
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