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AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm F3.5G ED VR

AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm F3.5G ED VR

DX-format medium telephoto Micro NIKKOR lens is ideal for extreme close-up and general photography with continuous autofocus from infinity to life-size (1:1).

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Product Number: 2190
Lens Category: Macro, Short Tele
Purchase Link: Buy Now at B&H Photo!
List Price (USA): $635
In Production: Yes
Year Launched: 2009
Format: DX (APS-C)
Optical Construction: 14 elements in 10 groups
Min. Focusing Distance (cm): 28.6
Max. Magnification (x): 1.00
Reproduction Ratio: 1:1
Coating Type: Super Integrated
Special Optical Elements: Extra-Low Dispersion Element(s) (ED)
DX Field of View (deg): 18.8
Max. Aperture: F3.5
Min. Aperture: F32
Number of Aperture Blades: 9
Rounded Aperture Blades: No
Aperture Ring: No
Focus Type: AF-S (Silent wave motor)
Focusing Modes: AF, M/A, M
Full-Time AF Override: Yes
Internal Focusing: Yes
Distance Scale: Yes
Macro: Yes
Stabilization: Yes
Weather Sealing: No
Tripod Collar: No
Filter Size (mm): 52
Max. Barrel Diameter (mm): 73
Collapsed Length (mm): 98.5
Weight (g): 355
Hood: HB-37
Case: CL-1018
In the Box: Hood, Lens Pouch
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1 Review

This is a typical macro lens, reminding me of the Tamron SP 90, when it comes to size and looks, but with VR, and is designed with DX sensors in mind.


It is useful with CX / Nikon 1 cameras as well, when it acts like a 230mm lens (in 35mm terms).


Not quite as sharp as the micro-Nikkor 40, and a bit slower (easily compensated by the excellent VR).


I use mine occasionally on my FX camera, where it vignettes quite a lot. But if you're into macro, it is a sharp, cheap, plastic, lens that, although optimised for DX use, can be used on both CX and FX cameras.