Reviews and Problems with Nikon 85mm f/3.5G ED VR AF-S DX Micro
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Nikon 85mm Micro Nikkor
6 June 2013
Summary: I have and use 5 different Micro lenses in my professional work. Depending upon what I'm photographing determines which lens to use. The Nikon 85mm F3.5 AF-S DX fits into that determination. This one is a bit soft at very high f stops so you will need to test your lens with your particular camera. I also use this lens for general shooting both indoors and out as it is a great portrait lens as well.
Summary: Sharp, quiet, lightweight. Focus seeks a bit, Im surprised there is no focal restriction on this micro lens. The M/A mode helps with this quite a bit, but takes getting used to. I like the lens, but I may recommend the 105mm nikkor or Tokina. Still this is a great option for mid range macro on a budget, and a vital part of my camera bag.
Summary: I am fairly new to macro. Recently I found my ground and needed a good lens for a good price. I bought 40mm before this, but the distance was always an issue with me, so I ended up buying this and I know I will never regret this decision. The lens is amazing. The ergonomics are a little slow, but that could be because I am using d3100 with fewer focus points then a pro level camera, but this lens delivers! 1:1 ratio is amazing!!
Summary: Let me start off by saying that I have owned several Nikon DX bodies (d60,d200,d90 currently) and have also owned and used many macro/micro lenses. I am an advanced amateur that occasionally (non-commercially) gets compensated for my work, and macro/close-focus lenses, happen to be a favorite niche for me.
Summary: I bought this mainly for macro and occasional portrait. I've used it on a D80, both indoor & outdoor, with good results. 1. Sharp lens (as sharp as the Tamron 90mm.) 2. Light weight - specially comparing to (better-constructed) Nikon 105 VR lens. 3. VR is effective -- but if you really do close-up, you would need a tripod or have a very stable holding technique, VR won't help much here. 4.
Summary: This lens takes some getting used to. I used a macro lens with the old Nikon E2 and loved it. This lens is harder to control. The images are sharp in a very limited range. The auto-focus is great! I wish the lens was smaller and not so heavy. It is hard to manage on a really close-up shot. I have not had the time to become comfortable with the lens to date. Am sure that will come.
Summary: This is a great lens for the price. The pictures are very clear and sharp. I was gonna get the Sigma 105mm macro, but decided to stay with the Nikon brand. The VR on this works perfect. The AF-S is very fast and accurate. The focal range is about 12 inches from the front of the lens for macro shots.