It's a Nikon lens - what else do you need to know?
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!
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...
The lens was just as described and got the lens quickly.
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.
Summary: This is on the short list of my best Nikon lenses. I shoot a lot of table top products and food. This is a great go to lens for super sharp close up work with focus shift ability to either create more focus or to reduce focus to one pin pointed area.
Summary: Awesome, sharp lens ! I can almost substitute this with the 50mm 1.4G. The focusing is very easy and lens is solid. I use mainly for weddings with a Nikon D800. Perfect combo. Definitely recommended.
Summary: Very Sharp lens. My shooting results for this lens have been very good, I do notice the lens shows less contrast making the pictures seem a little flat out of the camera. This is an easy adjustment in your lightroom or CS software. I have a writeup on truetoad.com for this lens, on the Trail with the Nikkor 45mm PCE also has some example photos. This is a large heavy MANUAL lens. Works great on my D800 or D700.
Summary: Most people think PC-E is great for architectural work, and they are right. The Nikkor 45mm PC-E is an excellent performer in and around structures but this lens loves going outdoors- out in the wide open spaces of landscapes. This lens like other Nikkor PC-E has some benefits not many fully realize . It has the power of expanding your field of view. With a PC-E lens you can shift your view up or down making for a spectacular image with very high resolution.