Nikon has confirmed two tilt and shift (also known as perspective correction) lenses we first heard of in January this year. There is the 'normal focal length' PC-E Micro Nikkor 45 mm F2.8D ED and 'medium telephoto' PC-E Micro Nikkor 85 mm F2.8D, both of which provide ±8.5° tilt, ±11.5mm shift and 90° axial (rotation) movement and also have the much touted 'Nano Crystal Coat'. When used on the D3, D300 (and we presume D700) these lenses also provide automatic aperture control as well as manual override using the aperture ring on the lens.

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PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED and
PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D

Major Features

  • Micro PC lenses with normal 45mm focal length (PC-E 45mm) and medium-telephoto 85mm focal length (PC-E 85mm)
  • Close-up shooting at up to 1/2x reproduction ratio
  • Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghosting and flare caused by backlighting, etc.
  • ED glass element delivers high-resolution, clear images (PC-E 45mm)
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm provides auto aperture control when used with the D3 and D300
  • Wide tilt and shift range (tilt: ±8.5°; shift ±11.5mm) enables hand-held tilt/shift photography, virtually impossible with a large-film-format view camera
  • ±90° lens revolving capability for versatile tilt/shift effects
  • Nine-blade rounded diagram for rounded, natural blur
  • High optical performance not only for tilt/shift photography but also for general shooting
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant for reliable use even in harsh shooting situations

Notes: Some functions will be limited when used with cameras other than the D3 and D300. Cannot be used with the F70D, F60D, F55, F50D, F-401 series, F-801 series, F-601, F3AF, F-501, PRONEA S, or other manual focus cameras.

PC-E Micro Nikkor 45 mm f/2.8D ED specifications

Focal length 45 mm
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F32
Lens construction 9 elements in 8 groups (with one ED glass element)
Picture angle 51° (maximum 66° when fully shifted)
Closest focus distance 0.253 m
Maximum reproduction ratio 1/2
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded)
Filter / attachment size 77 mm
Diameter x length 83 x 112 mm (3.2 x 4.4 in)
Weight (approx.) 740 g (1.6 lb)
Supplied accessories 77mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Bayonet Hood HB-43, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1120

PC-E Micro Nikkor 85 mm f/2.8D specifications

Focal length 85 mm
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F32
Lens construction 6 elements in 5 groups
Picture angle 28°30' (maximum 37°50' when fully shifted)
Closest focus distance 0.39 m
Maximum reproduction ratio 1/2
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded)
Filter / attachment size 77 mm
Diameter x length 84 x 107 mm (3.3 x 4.2 in)
Weight (approx.) 635 g (1.4 lb)
Supplied accessories 77mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Bayonet Hood HB-22, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1120

Additional information

PC-E Micro Nikkor 45 mm f/2.8D ED PC-E Micro Nikkor 85 mm f/2.8D