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Advanced medium-telephoto macro lens with VR II image stabilization.

This versatile medium-telephoto macro lens delivers fantastic close-up, macro and even portrait shooting with Vibration Reduction (VR II) image stabilization. Enjoy ample working distance and exceptional sharpness—even during handheld shooting—while creating lifesize (1:1 reproduction ratio) images. Advanced Nikon lens technologies provide consistently stunning performance with close-up subjects, flowers, insects, portraits and more.
Vibration Reduction
Silent Wave Motor
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
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IF Lens

Exquisite detail

Sharpness from life-size (1:1) to infinity

The compact AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR is ideal for extreme close-up and general photography. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.0 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. Discover a world of unseen detail with stunning sharpness and beautiful background bokeh in close-up, nature, portrait and general photography applications.

Surprising versatility

Stunning results in many applications

Optimized for DX-format cameras, the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR delivers exceptional images, reproducing every detail in true-to-life brilliance thanks to a host of Nikon lens technologies. Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides ultra-fast, ultra-quiet internal autofocusing from infinity to life-size (1:1 reproduction ratio). SWM also allows for seamless manual focus override—key when shooting live subjects like insects or flowers. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements provide superior sharpness and color reproduction, and Super Integrated Coating (SIC) virtually eliminates ghosting and lens flare.

Nikon Vibration Reduction

Learn more about Nikon’s in-lens VR image stabilization which assures dramatically sharper still images and video capture when shooting handheld.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: DX-format compatible lenses are attached to an DX-format digital SLR camera.
Vibration Reduction
Vibration Reduction
A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR 4.9 5 26 26
Great lens This lens is amazing. I've used it for portraits, nature, animals, etc. Photos are sharp yet has just the right amount of bokeh around the focus point. Occasionally will search for focal point, especially in low light, but it's nothing to really complain about. Overall it's an amazing lens to have. November 7, 2014
Super sharp details in all photos taken at all distances. I have taken over 400 photos of different subjects at different distances. The details are sharp clean and crisp in all the photos, except those where I failed to hold the camera steady or where I snapped the shutter before the AF functioned. A photo of a pecan laid on a table cloth snapped at a distance of about 12 inches was so sharp that the linen fibers in the threads on the table cloth were visible and all the texture on the pecan was lear. Photos of a rosemary plant at 30 ft showed the texture of the leaves. Color was correct on all subjects. specially nice is a shot of ice covered tree limbs with the sun shining through and a deep blue sky background. I have six other lenses ranging from a 50 mm prime to a 150-500 mm zoom. so far, none of them are superior to the 85mm f3.5. December 26, 2013
A Brand New World! I knew I wanted a macro lens. It would be my first, and as all my other lenses are Nikon made, I wanted to 'keep it in the family'. Like many, I did my research before committing to a purchase. I chose this, the 85mm after careful consideration and many great reviews on various sites. For a maiden voyage, I took it to a combo flower/butterfly show. How did it fair? Incredible, fantastic, marvelous...need I go on? I won't say every shot was perfect. They never are, right? Yet, when I got home and had the chance to really see what I'd shot on my 27" LED monitor, I almost couldn't believe my eyes. Bottom line? I'm thrilled with this lens! I feel like I've opened the door to a brand new world of creative possibilities. Now go get yours! I'll try to get some of those first shots up soon! November 1, 2013
Nice macro and portrait lens I was looking for an 85 for portraits on my D7000, with the DX crop that would be close to what a 135 would be on a film camera. I also wanted a macro to shoot food and flowers. After some research I decided on this lens. After four months of use I can say it was a good purchase. This is a nice lens that performs well. It does hunt occasionally, the nature of the beast, and when it does I switch to manual focus and move the camera back and forth to get what i want. For portraiture it gives a nice blurred background (I don't like the term Bokeh). August 29, 2013
Great little macro lens for the money! The Nikkor Micro 85 mm VR is a great macro lens for the money. Quite sharp with almost no distortion at all. For DX users this is a superb addition to your kit. The VR enables good macro results hand held, and the 85mm focal length is great for general photos and portrait work (as long as you don't need super smooth bokeh). For a modest price this macro lens opens up a whole new world of creativity. November 29, 2012
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Does it work for D3000?

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D50 compatibility

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Hi - am planning to get this lens (AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR) - but is it readily compatible with Nikon D50 digital SLR (w/out any ring or extra attachment)?

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Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the D50.
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Is this lens good for taking closeup photos of eyes?

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Yes. Most macro lenses will let you get close enough to reproduce at a ratio of 1:1 or lifesize. To better understand macro photography, read this article: http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-E...
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Difficulty acquiring focus in manual or auto mode

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I am using this lens with a D5100 in both manual and autofocus modes. In autofocus mode at moderate macro distances (min. to ca. 24") the autofocus will sometimes lose focus and have difficulty acquiring focus even if I point to a mid-distance high contrast subject to help it recover. Also, if I attempt to manually acquire focus either in the M or A position on the lens the focus ring will turn without positively moving the lens elements. With enough turning I have so far been able to get the elements to move. I assume there is a clutch type mechanism to permit manual focus with the lens in A mode, is it possible that this clutch has failed or is failing? The lens is only a few months old. Despite acceptable optics, the mechanical aspects of this lens are disappointing for a Nikon product.
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Does this work with P90 Coolpix SLR

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No, P90 is a fixed lens camera.
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Does this lens fit and work for the CoolPix L810?

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Does it work with a D70s?

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Yes! D70s has built in lens motor and will autofocus with both AF and AF-S lenses
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will any nikon teleconverter work with this lens?

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What comes with the lens?

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52mm Snap-on front lens cap (LC-52)
Rear lens cap (LF-1)
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Flexible lens pouch (CL-1018)
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Will this lens work with a D60?

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D3200/D5200

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Will this work with the D3200/D5200 cameras?

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Yes, the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR is fully compatible with both the D3200 and D5200.
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Does this lens work with the D7100?

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Yes, AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR is fully compatible with D7100.
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Is this lens compatible with a D3200?

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does this lens work with the 5200

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Good for concerts and work with D3100?

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The AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G, and the AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR. Would either of the two do well for concerts/general photography?
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The article in the link below is about taking pictures at a concert.
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...

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Does it work with D50?

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Is this lens compatible with the D5300?

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I'm considering purchasing both the camera and this lens.
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Yes, the AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR is fully compatible with the D5300.
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Comparison between AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G

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I want a lens that is great for outdoor landscape, portraits, and macro. I am not sure If i should get this lens with the lower f stop or if the other lens would be better. Can anyone give me some advice? Also, other lens suggestions that would be great for all of the above photography would be appreciated as well. Thank you!
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AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G is designed for use on Nikon's FX-format D-SLR cameras, this updated medium telephoto f/1.8 lens is great for shooting stills or HD videos. The AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G features Nikon's Internal Focus (IF) system providing fast and quiet AF and produces sharp and clear images at all apertures. Its fast maximum aperture is ideal for taking stills or HD videos under ideal lighting, in low light, head and shoulder portraiture, weddings or concerts. The AF-S Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR is a versatile medium-telephoto macro lens delivers fantastic close-up, macro and even portrait shooting with Vibration Reduction (VR II) image stabilization. Enjoy ample working distance and exceptional sharpness—even during handheld shooting—while creating lifesize (1:1 reproduction ratio) images. Advanced Nikon lens technologies provide consistently stunning performance with close-up subjects, flowers, insects, portraits and more.
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Does it work with a d3000

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Fully compatible with the D3000
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Do this fit a D60?

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Will this lens work on the D70S? I want to give this as a gift, but not if it won't function properly.

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Looking at the AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR lens...not sure if will fuction on the D70S camera (an older model). Can anyone advise?
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Yes, the AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5 ED VR is fully compatible with the D70s.
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Is this fully compatible with d3300
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The AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR is compatible with the D3300.
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