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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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183 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 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. Comments about the design and size are on the whole positive. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, reliability, size, design

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. People really like the size and design, but some have doubts about the usability. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

price, design, size

usability

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

Sep, 2016

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 views, whereas there are some mixed reviews 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

Sep, 2016

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

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: Yes
Ultra Sonic Motor: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Nikon F / Nikon/Fujifilm
Camera Mount:Nikon F
Lens Mount:Not Applicable
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Type Single Focal Length Lens:Telephoto Lens
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras
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