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

July 1, 2008

New additions to PC-E NIKKOR series lenses with Perspective Control

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

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the two new PC-E NIKKOR Perspective Control lenses, with tilt/shift function, for digital and 35mm-fomat film SLRs – the PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED and the PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D. Together with the PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED, released in February 2008, the PC-E NIKKOR series now covers a range extending from 24mm wide-angle to medium telephoto 85mm.

PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D

The PC-E NIKKOR lens series features a tilt/shift mechanism that provides extraordinary control over the relationship between the optical axis of the lens and the image plane, thereby enabling Perspective Control. This function proves particularly valuable for specialized professional users such as architecture and product photographers.

Incorporating an electromagnetic diaphragm, these lenses provide auto aperture control when used with D3, D700 and D300 digital SLR cameras for improved operability. Furthermore, Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghosting and flare to provide sharper, more vivid images. This contributes to the superior optical performance of these lenses to realize the outstanding image quality for which NIKKOR interchangeable lenses are renowned.

Perspective control with tilt/shift function

All PC-E NIKKOR lens with Perspective Control capability incorporate a special tilt/shift mechanism. The shift mechanism enables the lens to be moved parallel to the image plane, so that subjects such as a tall building can be captured faithfully, without the upper part appearing to tilt backward and become thinner. The tilt mechanism changes the orthogonal relationship between the optical axis of the lens and the image plane, allowing you to control the focused area. In landscape photography, you can achieve a focus throughout the entire subject plane from near to distant. You can also achieve focus on a specific part of the subject for emphasis. In actual shooting situations, the shift and tilt mechanisms are used together to adjust perspective, distortion of the subject, and focus area.

Major Features

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

Focal length 45 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Minimum aperture f/32
Lens construction 9 elements in 8 groups (with one ED glass element and Nano Crystal Coat)
Picture angle 51° (maximum 66° when fully shifted)
Closest focus distance 0.253 m (0.83 ft.)
Maximum reproduction ratio 1/2
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size 77mm
Diameter x length Approx. 82.5 x 112 mm/3.2 x 4.4 in. (extension from lens mount)
Weight Approx. 740 g/26.1 oz.
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 85mm f/2.8D Specifications

Focal length 85 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Minimum aperture f/32
Lens construction 6 elements in 5 groups (with Nano Crystal Coat)
Picture angle 28°30' (maximum 37°50' when fully shifted)
Closest focus distance 0.39 m (1.3 ft.)
Maximum reproduction ratio 1/2
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size 77mm
Diameter x length
Approx. 83.5 x 107 mm/3.3 x 4.2 in.
Weight Approx. 635 g/22.4 oz.
Supplied accessories 77mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Bayonet Hood HB-22, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1120
  • *Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. July 2008

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.