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