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

Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
alaAverage 4.3

183 reviews

May, 2017

We have collected and analyzed 12 expert reviews and 171 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 77/100 and users rate it 93/100. The average review date is Jan 23, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 393159 reviews from other Lenses & Filters. Last update: May 26, 2017.

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Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

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

 

The Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR is another excellent macro lens from Nikon thanks to exceptional sharpness and 1:1 magnification.

Very sharp. 1:1 magnification. Compact. Optical stabilization system

Lacks focus limiter switch. Short working distance for 1:1 photography. Not a full-frame lens. Some barrel distortion

Nikon photographers have no shortage of options when it comes to macro lenses. The AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR ($529.99) is one of a pair that's designed specifically for the APS-C sensor size used by Nikon DX cameras, and like the AF-S DX...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX VR Micro Nikkor Lens Review

 

While I hope to create a full Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX VR Micro Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content...

Expert review by: PhotographyBLOG (photographyblog.com)

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

 
Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

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

 
Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Pop Photo (popphoto.com)

Lens Test: Nikon 85mm F/3.5G ED DX AF-S VR Nikkor

 
Jul, 2001

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

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

 

Gary Wolstenholme reviews the Nikon AF-s DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G telephoto macro lens.

Good sharpness at optimum apertures; Lightweight; Vibration Reduction; Internal focusing

Although good, clarity isn't as impressive as some other Micro Nikkors

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Szymon Starczewski (lenstip.com)

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

 

When we the first heard news about the launch of the Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85 mm f/3.5G ED VR, a lens designed by Nikon to work on smaller sensors, reached us we were wondering what the point of launching such a lens was. With the benefit of hindsight...

solid, compact and sealed barrel at the same time ; very good image quality in the frame centre ; good image quality on the edge of the frame ; appropriate correction of the chromatic aberration ; slight distortion ; low coma ; well-corrected...

significant vignetting at the maximum relative aperture ; lack of focus limiter, which would speed up the autofocus

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: photozone.de (photozone.de)

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

 

The Micro Nikkor AF-S DX 85/3.5 VR is an attractive new option for DX shooters looking for a dedicated macro lens. It's rather light-weight and compact, delivers very sharp images wide open, which can be considered distortion free (at least for typical...

May, 2010

Expert review by: photodo.com (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens Review

 

This telephoto macro lens for DX format Nikon cameras costs around £400 and sports Vibration reduction technology, a modest maximum aperture of f/3.5, an internal focusing design and a silent wave focusing motor. The 85mm Micro DX is one of the longer...

Good sharpness at optimum apertures; Lightweight; Vibration Reduction; Internal focusing

No focus limiter switch (although autofocus is fairly swift without it); Although good, clarity isn't as impressive as some other Micro Nikkors

Nikon's latest Micro Nikkor optic strikes a good compromise. It is a lens packed with the latest technology and features, but at a price that is really quite reasonable.

Consumer review by: Chase (bestbuy.com)

Good Value Macro Lens

 

Specialized lens for macro photography. I could have spent more and went with the 105mm lens but I have found this lens suitable for my needs and its much more compact than the bulky 105.

Jun, 2015