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A standard focal length, f/2.8 perspective control lens with 1:2 reproduction ratio.

The medium focal length of Nikon’s three perspective control (tilt-shift) lenses, the PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED delivers a standard angle of view plus a 1:2 reproduction ratio ideal for product/catalog photography and other commercial applications. Featuring Nikon’s unique tilt, shift and rotation capabilities and the superior optical design and construction that have made NIKKOR lenses famous, the PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED is a must have for serious commercial and studio photographers who prefer the standard angle of view.
Nano Crystal Coat
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
CRC (Close Range Correction) System

Standout product photography

1:2 macro shooting with perspective control

Nikon’s high performance perspective control lenses let you quickly adjust the lens' focal plane—independent of your camera position—to match your subject composition, enhance depth-of-field, selectively focus, correct perspective anomalies and more. The PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED combines that control with 1:2 (reproduction ratio) macro shooting and a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture for commercial and studio applications.

Outstanding image quality

Nikon technology for superb performance

Like all NIKKOR lenses, the PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED produces truly superior images. Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements ensure outstanding sharpness and color reproduction. Nano Crystal Coat (N) virtually eliminates ghosting and flare and Nikon’s exclusive Close-Range Correction (CRC) system enhances performance at close distances. And since it’s a Nikon, you can expect the highest standard of lens design and durabliity for years of consistent performance.
Nano Crystal Coat
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths.
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.
CRC (Close Range Correction) System
CRC (Close Range Correction) System
The Close-Range Correction (CRC) system is one of Nikon's most important focusing innovations, for it provides superior picture quality at close focusing distances and increases the focusing range.
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Use With Caution Most people think PC-E is great for architectural work, and they are right. The Nikkor 45mm PC-E is an excellent performer in and around structures but this lens loves going outdoors- out in the wide open spaces of landscapes. This lens like other Nikkor PC-E has some benefits not many fully realize . It has the power of expanding your field of view. With a PC-E lens you can shift your view up or down making for a spectacular image with very high resolution. PC-E lens performs perfect indoors and around buildings, but don't forget the Nikkor PC-E loves to be taken out in the wild, an amazing tool for landscapes. May 19, 2013
Incredible There are very few lenses that are worthy of such a price tag. This one is, easily. Perfectly sharp. Beautiful bokeh. absolute control. The only down side is that the controls are opposite than I'd prefer. The shift feature moves laterally when I'd prefer it to move medially in conjunction with the tilt feature. I understand that as a portrait/wedding photographer I'm probably an anomaly, but it would be nice to be able to switch. August 2, 2010
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PC-E 24mm / 45mm or 85mm? Which one?

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According to lens specs PC-E 24mm is only Tilt/Shift lens ..... I wonder if PC-E Micro 45mm or PC-E Micro 85mm can create Micro Photos as well as AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED??

Can anyone put here some link for mor information or SAMPLE PHOTOS of MICRO PHOTOS taken by PC-E 45mm and PC-E 85mm.

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What do you shoot mostly?
I myself, would choose 24mm because I would mostly use for
wide landscape etc..
I believe the 45 mm is macro as well , not sure if 1/1 ratio as the 105mm is.
The 45 and 85mm would be more portrait work
or tighter scenics...
I would think of what I would be using it for the most
and choose what best fits your photography needs...
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Is the 45mm tilt shift micro lens suitable for serious macro photography?

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How does this micro lens differ from a macro lens?
Can it be used with extension tubes or on a bellows?
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A Nikon lens specially designed for close-up photography. Micro-NIKKORs focus from infinity down to a reproduction ratio of 1:1 or more without accessories. The barrel of a PC lens can be shifted so that you can keep the plane of the film or sensor parallel to the subject. Useful for photographing elongated or tall subjects, such as buildings
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Are any of the three PC-E lenses suitable to use on the D700 with or without limitations. Thanks, Paul

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All camera and lens functions are available when any of the 3 PC-E lenses are used on the D700.

See these links for more information on PC-E lens compatibiltiy:

PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED and PC-E 85mm f/2.8D:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...

PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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Can Nikon alter this lens so that the tilt function is on the same plane as the shift function? As it is, the tilt plane is 90° to the shift plane.

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Yes, for a fee Nikon Service can modify this lens so that the tilt and shift are on the same axis. Please see the following page for information on sending your lens to service. http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Service-...

Please be sure to clearly specify the modification that you require. Also specify if you need the knob to be changed to a smaller size in order to accomodate for a specific camera design.
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Why does Nikon NOT recommend PC lenses with the newest, high-megapixel DSLR's, e.g. D800?

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Please explain what the optical and quality issues are that lead to Nikon's recommendation, and is a fix likely to be available?

Perhaps one just has to accept some, perhaps minor, degredation in quality or image softness, which can be overcome by the high-megapixel image and the ability of sharpen (capture, creative, output) when the image is processed, no?

Are we just splitting hairs here?
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Small knob must be on top due to built in flash housing protrusion. Slightly limits amount of tilt.
No image problems. Look at this link and notice what lens Nikon used for sample imagine #1 for D800E.
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d800/sample02.htm
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