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9.2 out of 10

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

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Overall 10
10

Nikon 85mm micro lense

Tom, Cameta
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: great product for close up pictures.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 10
10

Great for insects or larger animals.

macroman, Cameta
29 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Lens has great auto focus, clear sharp pictures and nice colors. The VR is helpful for slower shutter speeds. I use this lens to take pictures of birds, chipmunks and insects.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Nikon 85mm f/3.5G ED VR DX AF-S Micro Nikkor review by Yucel

Yucel, slrgear.com
15 August 2011
  • Summary: This is a nice lens for shooting macro/micro up to 1:1 on a Nikon DX body. Can be used on FX, with central portion of sensor active. VR is a bit of a waste, as in close up work, there is more in and out, as opposed to side to side motion, which VR does not help with. The lens is a bit slow for good portrait bokeh. So is pretty strictly reasonably priced macro lens.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Good Macro Capability
  • Cons: Not really a portrait lens, not enough bokeh
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Overall 10
10

As advertised

Bill, Cameta
10 November 2010
  • Excerpt: I like to photograph trilliums in the spring; Ontario's floral emblem. I also like to photograph other flowers & bees.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

[...] great lens!

Crabby Guy, Cameta
10 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Nikkor Micro 85mm VR DX lens is quite excellent for its size, weight, price, and working distance. With VR and a shutter speed between 1/15 and 1/60, closeups up to 1: 2 are possible without a tripod, with about 60% sharp enough to print. (I use f/8 or smaller aperture for such photos. Ultimately, the effect of the VR is to allow you to keep the ISO at a reasonable level while having DOF and no camera shake.
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Nikon 85mm f/3.5G ED VR DX AF-S Micro Nikkor review by Fgbd300

Fgbd300, slrgear.com
19 May 2010
  • Summary: When I decided to buy a macro lens my choices (after a lot of internet research) came down to: Tamron 90mm, Nikon 60mm AFS, Nikon 105mm (old model, 2nd hand) or the new 85mm VR. The 105 had already been sold when I arrived at the camera shop, I realized that 60mm was too short, the new 105VR too expensive so it would be either the Tamron or the 85 mm Nikon, to be used on my D300s.
  • Pros: VR, supersharp, not to heavy, not too expensive
  • Cons: only for DX
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Nikon 85mm f/3.5G ED VR DX AF-S Micro Nikkor review by Pa

Pa, slrgear.com
14 April 2010
  • Summary: I have owned this lens for about a month and have used it quite a bit. Having previously owned a Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro, I prefer this lens. The optical performance is similar, but the handling and autofocus is far better. I especially like the manual focus override feature common to all Nikon AF-S lenses. And the very effective vibration reduction feature is a real plus which the Tamron can't match.
  • Pros: Very sharp, good color rendition, nice handling, effective vibration reduction
  • Cons: None that I have found yet
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