Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G Micro-Nikkor ED VR AF-S DX 

  • DX coverage
  • Autofocus (internal lens motor), internal focus, MA M switch
  • 14 elements in 10 groups, 1 ED element
  • 9-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22 (at normal focus distances)
  • vibration reduction
  • 52mm filter ring
  • 11" (0.286m) minimum focus; 1:1 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 5.5" (145mm) working distance at 1:1
  • 3.9 x 2.9" (98.5 x 73mm) long, diameter
  • 12.5 ounces (355g) weight
  • HB-37 bayonet lens hood, CL-1018 soft case, caps
  • US$530
  • Model Number 2190

Thom's Mini Review: Good news: good optically. Vignetting is only moderate wide open and very rapidly improves to ignorable. Overall: I still don't get this lens. I suppose it's Nikon's idea of "DX-ing a staple" (the 105mm Micro-Nikkor), but Tamron's 60mm and 90mm remain better choices for those seeking economy macro, I think.

Thom's Full Review of the 85mm

Nikon's Web page for the lens

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