Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G Micro-Nikkor ED VR AF-S DX 

bythom nikkor 85mm dx
  • DX coverage
  • Autofocus (internal lens motor), internal focus, MA M switch
  • 14 elements in 10 groups, 1 ED element
  • 9-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22 (at normal focus distances)
  • vibration reduction
  • 52mm filter ring
  • 11" (0.286m) minimum focus; 1:1 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 5.5" (145mm) working distance at 1:1
  • 3.9 x 2.9" (98.5 x 73mm) long, diameter
  • 12.5 ounces (355g) weight
  • HB-37 bayonet lens hood, CL-1018 soft case, caps
  • US$530
  • Model Number 2190

Thom's Mini Review: Good news: very good optically. Vignetting is only moderate wide open and very rapidly improves to ignorable. I suppose this is Nikon's idea of "DX-ing a staple" (the 105mm Micro-Nikkor), but Tamron's 60mm and 90mm remain better choices for those seeking economy macro, I think. That said, either this lens or something like it should be in every DX bag.

Recommended (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Thom's Full Review of the 85mm

Nikon's Web page for the lens

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