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8.8 out of 10

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

PC-E NIKKOR lens with Perspective Control and macro capability. Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 45mm f/2.8D ED PC-E NIKKOR

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Overall 10
10

Beautiful lens. Works as advertised

Andrew, Amazon
13 November 2014
Overall 10
10

It's a Nikon lens - what else do you need to know?

blackhawkjohn, Amazon
19 October 2014
  • Summary: This is a very specialized micro lens. The shift and tilt functions are designed to mimic the ability of a view camera to alter perspective and depth of field. This is a MANUAL focus lens! It is well suited for macro work, landscapes and architecture photography. It can be used on any Nikon mount camera and has the CPU lens contact points for use on current DSLR's. But is it sharp? Incredible image quality!
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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. Nikon's owner's manual does say that you can send the lens to them, at additional cost, and they will re-configure this lens so that rise/fall and tilt can be done 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. In addition I have been using it for photographing mechanical/machines gizmos such as the drive wheels on steam locomotives. I am very pleased with the lense; and, it is rapidly becoming a go to lense.
  • 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. I do not know if this is a general problem of this lens or if the one I bought (used, but in E+ conditions) was defective.Luckily, I could return the lens, but I am in any event extremely disappointed...
  • Cons: Does Not Hold The Focus
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Overall 10
10

The lens was just as described and got the lens quickly.

jnl1948, Ebay
27 February 2014
  • Summary: I have all three of the Nikon P C lenses now. I use them for shooting jewelry mostly. Take a look at Lapidary Journal/jewelry artist magazine for examples. The 45 mm lens I just received is a great addition, and it's an incredibly sharp lens.
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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 expensive and also stops down automatically, making it a usable hand-held portrait lens.
  • 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. The shift is more than generous but expect some chromatic aberrations at the far end. The tilt is even too generous for landscape photography.
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