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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
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189 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 reviews of Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The reliability and usability are also appreciated.

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On average, users rate this product 93/100 and experts rate this product 77/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. Opinions are divided on the reliability. Many are critical about the usability.

price, design, size

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR LensNikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. People really like the design and reliability. The usability and price also get good reviews, but there are some mixed comments about the size.

price, usability, reliability, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX ED VR Micro Nikkor Lens + Deluxe Accessory KitNikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX ED VR Micro Nikkor Lens + Deluxe Accessory Kit

Nov, 2017

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.

The AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR is another excellent macro lens from Nikon. When it all shakes out, the barrel distortion is a quibble that won't be noticeable in most images, and there's no questioning the detail that it can pick up. The...

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: (toptenreviews.com)

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

 

The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR by Nikon is a macro lens for portrait and close-up photography. If you're looking to expand your photography into shooting small subjects with crisp detail or portraits of your friends and family, then a micro...

If you don’t mind lying on the ground to shoot tiny insects or plants, or you want to start a portrait taking business, Nikon’s macro lens offering is a useful lens option. Vibration reduction means not always having to haul your tripod around and the...

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.

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black

Lens System

Closest Focusing Distance:11.3 / 11.4
Diagonal angle of view (max):18.5 / 18.50
Fixed focal length:3.35
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens structure:14/10
Maximum aperture number:32
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Number of diaphragm blades:9
Reproduction ratio:1 / 1.0

Performance

Auto focus: Yes
Compatible products:LC-52\nLF-1\nHB-37\nCL-1018
Manual focus: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:2.87
Filter size:2.05
Length:3.88
Weight:12.5