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Nikon 85mm f/3.5G ED VR AF-S DX Micro
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Nikon 85mm f/3.5G ED VR AF-S DX Micro

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Nikon Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR: Vibration Reduction In A Macro Lens

Shutterbug
27 June 2014
  • Excerpt: The 85mm VR Micro Nikkor ($529.95, MSRP) benefits from next-generation VR II technology and is stated to deliver usable results at up to four steps below the optimum shutter speed. Keep in mind that we’re dealing with a DX-dedicated lens for an APS-C sensor camera (like my D300).
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Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

Camera Labs
1 January 2012
  • Excerpt: The AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR was Nikon's first macro-lens designed specifically for DX-bodies. And it's only the second macro lens that offers image-stabilization following its larger cousin, the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED.
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* Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX VR Micro Lens

The Digital Picture
8 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Is the Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX VR Micro Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR

PC Magazine
13 December 2010
  • Conclusion: The Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR is another excellent macro lens from Nikon thanks to exceptional sharpness and 1:1 magnification.
  • Pros: Very sharp. 1:1 magnification. Compact. Optical stabilization system.
  • Cons: Lacks focus limiter switch. Short working distance for 1:1 photography. Not a full-frame lens. Some barrel distortion.
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REVIEW: Nikon AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens Review

photodo
18 April 2010
  • Excerpt: This telephoto macro lens for DX format Nikon cameras costs around £400 and sports Vibration reduction technology, a modest maximum aperture of f/3.5, an internal focusing design and a silent wave focusing motor.
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Lens Test: Nikon 85mm F/3.5G ED DX AF-S VR Nikkor

Pop Photo
1 July 2001
  • Excerpt: ;This is Nikon's first 1:1 Micro Nikkor in the DX (APS-C) format. With a street price of $500, it offers D3000, D500, D300, and D90 shooters true close-ups--with Vibration Reduction II--at a much lower cost than Nikon's other VR macro, the $890, full-frame, 105mm f/2.8G.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Review

ePHOTOzine
23 September 2011
  • Excerpt: This telephoto macro lens for DX format Nikon cameras costs around £400 and sports Vibration reduction technology, a modest maximum aperture of f/3.5, an internal focusing design and a silent wave focusing motor.
  • Pros: Good sharpness at optimum apertures, Lightweight, Vibration Reduction, Internal focusing
  • Cons: No focus limiter switch (although autofocus is fairly swift without it), Although good, clarity isn't as impressive as some other Micro Nikkors
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AF-S DX Micro 85 mm f/3.5G ED VR

LensTip.com
9 February 2011
  • Conclusion: If you compare the number of pros and cons and realize it is one of the cheaper macro lenses with the focal lengths ranging from 60 to 105 mm, the Nikkor 3.5/85 VR can be a very interesting option for potential customers.
  • Cons: significant vignetting at the maximum relative aperture,, lack of focus limiter, which would speed up the autofocus.
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Micro Nikkor AF-S DX 85mm f/3.5 G ED VR - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
30 December 2010
  • Conclusion: The Micro Nikkor AF-S DX 85/3.5 VR is an attractive option for DX shooters looking for a dedicated macro lens. It's rather light-weight and compact, delivers very sharp images wide open already, which can be considered distortion free (at least for typical macro subjects) and show only minimal...
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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Micro Nikkor AF-S DX 85mm f/3.5 G ED VR - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
26 May 2010
  • Conclusion: The Micro Nikkor AF-S DX 85/3.5 VR is an attractive new option for DX shooters looking for a dedicated macro lens. It's rather light-weight and compact, delivers very sharp images wide open, which can be considered distortion free (at least for typical macro subjects) and show only minimal traces of...
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