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