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Nikon 45mm f/2.8D ED PC-E NIKKOR
8.5 out of 10

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

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Overall 4
4.0

Very good optical performance with a MAJOR flaw

Moose, B&H Photo
23 November 2015
  • Excerpt: I have used this lens primarily for copy/archiving artwork. The tilt and shift function on the lens, along with its 'normal' focal length make this absolutely ideal for this type of work. I will not go on and on about the well documented aspects of this lens' sharpness build quality etc.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Lens Creep
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Overall 10
10

Exceptional Lens

Michael, B&H Photo
9 April 2015
  • Excerpt: This is a truly exceptional lens in terms of sharpness, contrast, and color fidelity both in the center and at the corners. On a D800e, it is tack sharp at the single pixel level. If Nikon goes to a 50MP FF sensor, I believe this lens will handle the increased resolution of the smaller pixel.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 2
2.0

Far less than expected

Willie Baby, B&H Photo
3 October 2014
  • Excerpt: If you are a present or former View Camera photographer, you will not be even close to what you are accustomed to. Most importantly, you can not swing and tilt in the same photo. Secondly, you can not do tilt and rise/fall in the same photo.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Designed For Beginners
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Overall 10
10

Perspective Control Lense

Walt, B&H Photo
15 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I finally purchased this lense after delaying for several years. I made the purchase because I wanted to control vertical perspective on building/architecture photographs. Needless to say it did that.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

A wow lens

blackguard, B&H Photo
11 July 2014
  • Excerpt: This is just an amazing lens. Being a micro as well as a TS lens, it does much more than you would think. I also have the 24 PC-E, which is great for interiors, but a bit wide outside for me. The 45 really fills a gap in my bag.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction, Very well built
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointing

FrancescoSapienza.com, Adorama
18 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this in order to shoot food. Overhead shots are impossible to do with this lens as the lens does NOT hold the focus when shooting from above. The focusing ring simply moves by itself due to the weight of the moving parts in the lens that are pulled down by gravity.
  • Cons: Does Not Hold The Focus
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Overall 10
10

Excellent

Thomas, B&H Photo
10 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Have been using this lens for landscapes since I got it, but intend to make some portraits with it soon. Very sharp, very versatile, very bright and easy to focus. Would be great if I could tilt/shift in both directions at the same time, like the Zeiss lens for Nikon, but this lens was much less...
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Lens!

Sandraprint, B&H Photo
9 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Perfect for my cozy corner architecture shoots & product. Crisp focus makes my clients happy.
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Overall 10
10

Sharp, easy to use

Steve, B&H Photo
29 December 2013
  • Excerpt: It is easy to use if you have experience with a view camera. There is a slight exposure shift when the lens is heavily tilted, but I would not consider this a problem when shooting digital. And yes, it will mount on the D800, unlike some reviews on the web suggest.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome and worth it

Mike stav, B&H Photo
4 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Landscape, portraits, weddings. Very versatile
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh
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