This Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens is a DX-formatted medium telephoto Micro lens. It is ideal for extreme close-up and general photography including portraits. The lens will autofocus from infinity to 10.8" producing a life-size (1:1) image.
The lens also features Nikon's VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization. This allows handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images. This is ideal for macro close-up work.
Nikon digital SLRs have either an FX or a DX sensor. The FX sensor, measuring 24 x 36mm, is roughly equivalent to the size of the 35mm film frame. The DX sensor is smaller, measuring 15.8 x 23.6mm. When this lens is mounted on an FX-format Nikon DSLR, the camera's DX-Crop Mode is automatically engaged, introducing a 1.5x magnification (cropping) factor.
Compact, DX-Format Micro Nikkor Close-Up Lens
Close Focusing to 10.8"
An ideal choice for close-up, nature, portrait and general photography
Extends versatility with focusing from infinity to 10.8" producing a life-size image (1:1 reproduction ratio)
Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) element
Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR Nikkor lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images
Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at wide aperture settings
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.
For fast, accurate and quiet autofocus
Internal Focus (IF)
Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Provides fast and quiet autofocusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject working distance throughout the focus range
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements
M/A Focus Mode Switch
Enables quick response to changing situations between manual and autofocus operation