Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX Micro ED (VR-II) Vibration Reduction Telephoto Nikkor Lens - U.S.A. Warranty - Accessory Bundle with Tiffen 52mm Photo Essentials Filter Kit, Lens Cap Leash, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit

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Save $36.93 when you buy this Nikon 85mm F/3.5G . This Value Bundle comes with a Adorama Cleaning Kit, Tiffen 52mm Photo Essentials Filter Kit, Nikon 85mm F/3.5G and a Universal Lens Cap Tether and Shipping is free! .

Nikon strengthens its DX NIKKOR lens line-up with the addition of the new AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR lens. This compact DX-format telephoto Micro lens is ideal for extreme close-up and portrait photography.

The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR extends versatility with focusing from infinity to life size (1:1 reproduction ratio). VR II image stabilization enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring sharper images. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) element minimizes chromatic aberration, offering superior sharpness and color correction.

With all these features and technologies, the new AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens offers DX-format photographers the ability to experience the myriad of possibilities offered in the world of high performance close-up photography



Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (15),Consistent output (10),Easily interchangeable (10),Easy to use (9),Strong construction (9),Compact (8),Lightweight (8),Nice bokeh (8),Durable (5),Rugged (5),Improves picture quality (3)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (16),Wildlife photos (7),Landscape/scenery (6),Portraits (5),Shooting outdoors (5),Weddings (4),Shooting indoors (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (13),Semi-pro photographer (4),Tech savvy (4)

Nikon 85mm F/3.5G Features

  • Adorama Camera Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX Micro ED (VR-II) Nikkor Lens, HB-37 Lens Hood, 52mm Front Lens Cap, LF-1 Rear Lens Cap, CL-1018 Soft Lens Case, Nikon 5 Year USA Warranty (1 Year International + 4 Year USA Extension).
  • Universal Lens Cap Tether. 52mm Photo Essentials Filter Kit.
  • Adorama 1836A Cleaning Kit for Optics and Cameras. Kit Includes: Spray Cleaning Fluid, Cotton Swabs, Lens Cloth, 3 Sheets Universal LCD Screen Protectors, Squeege Card, Lipstick Brush, Blower Brush, Lens Tissue, New Deluxe Storage Bag.

Nikon 85mm F/3.5G Specifications

Construction
10 Groups / 14 Elements
Angle of view
18° 50'
F stop range
3.5-32
Closest Focusing Distance
0.9 ft. (0.286m)
Maximum Magnification
1:1
Filter Size
52mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.9 x 2.9"
Weight
12.5 oz

Nikon 85mm F/3.5G Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.8

(based on 54 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Reviewed by 54 customers

 
5.0

Excellent Micro Lens and Portrait Lens Combination

By

from San Diego, California

I put my Nikon 85mm DX Macro Lens through its paces this weekend. It performed extremely well as both a macro lens and a portrait lens. Its light weight makes it very portable and the optics are excellent. Below is a photo of a Paper Kite butterfly taken at the annual San Diego Zoo Safari Park "Butterfly Jungle" exhibit. The shutter speed is 1/250 of a second, the aperture is f/16, the ISO is 560, white balance is "Flash," and exposure is "Matrix Metering." Also below is a portrait of my grandson at his first T-Ball game. The shutter speed is 1/200 of a second, the aperture is f/3.5, the ISO is 100, white balance is "Auto," and exposure is "Matrix Metering."

 
5.0

Great lens

By

from Vancouver, WA, USA

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.

 
5.0

Great Lens

By

from Merritt Island  -  Photo Enthusiast

The lens for macro work is outstanding . Very clear and clean close-up photos. For the money, this was a great purchase.

 
5.0

Great Portrait Lens

By

from Tulsa, OK  -  Photo Enthusiast

Not just for macro work. Great lens for portraits. Auto focus is spot on.

 
4.0

Beautiful macro, beautiful portraits

By

from Austin, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

I loved taking pictures of flowers with my point-and-shoot, so I was missing the ability to picture the small things in life after upgrading to dSLR. This is my first true Macro lens and I'm not disappointed. Outdoors in full daylight, I'm shooting flowers, and tiny bugs on the top of flowers, with around 3/4 of shots coming out sharp handheld. It is also a great portrait lens, the focal length produces very flatering images and the f/3.5 is just about right for having most of the face in focus. I photographed an entire party the other day with just this lens and was very happy with the results, a compliment from someone who normally likes her super zooms. My only complaint is the occasional focus-hunting, although I would knock off only 1/2 star for that if I could.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super sharp details in all photos taken at all distances.

By

from Undisclosed

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Brand New World!

By

from Undisclosed

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!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice macro and portrait lens

By

from Undisclosed

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).

 
5.0

Wonderful Lens for close up

By

from Gainesville  -  Photography Student

Great Lens for close up as small animal, flowers, details

 
5.0

Great Little Lens for the Price

By

from Flagstaff, AZ  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The autofocus on this lens is super smooth. However, I find manual focus will give you a much sharper image when shooting extremely close to the subject. The only thing that isn't so great, is the minimum aperture, which can cause slow auto focus. But, this isn't a deal breaker for me, it just requires a little more patience on my part for certain lighting requirements. This is an awesome lens; I find I can use it in a variety of platforms besides macro.

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