A DX format Close-up & Portrait lens - Nikon AF-S 85mm f3.5G ED VR
Weighing around 350 grams and measuring under 4 inches in length, this Nikon AF-S 85mm f3.5G ED VR lens is a very compact, lightweight macro option, perfect for handheld shooting. Those of us that love to wander gardens and photograph the minute details and life forms that live within will find a lot to love about this lens, with its excellent optical performance and user-friendly features resulting in both a pleasing experience and eye-pleasing imagery.
Don’t let camera shake get in your way
Camera shake will never ruin another important shot for you. Whether you are hovering over a leaf and capturing an insect sitting on top, or you are shooting a portrait of a model at sunset, the VR II stabiliser featured in the Nikon 85mm f3.5 will assist you in creating sharp, blur-free pictures. Rated at up to 3 stops, this stabiliser allows for a lot of flexibility and will result in you shooting for greater lengths of time and in more trying conditions, as your confidence increases. This is how the best images are made.
Fully prepared for close-up shooting
Macro photography being the main objective for this lens, closest focus is just 0.9 feet and the reproduction ratio is 1:1. The ratio results in detailed, Lifesize images, which is an all important specification for serious macro photographers.
To further assist you with creating the greatest close-up shots possible, this 85mm lens has been constructed with a Silent Wave motor. What does this mean? Basically, the lens focuses incredible quickly and accurately, with minimal fuss and noise. This focus motor will provide you with the right focus every single time and thanks to it being so smooth and quiet, it is just as suited to videos as it is still photography. Focus is all done internally, allowing the lens to maintain its compact form factor and therefore retain its close focussing prowess.
Above all else, excellent image quality
Image quality is incredibly important to close-up and portrait photographers and the Nikon 85mm f3.5G ED VR lens does not disappoint. Included in the optical construction is an ED glass element which ensures image sharpness and also combats chromatic aberrations. Also included to reduce imperfections is Nikon's praised Super Integrated Coating which all but eliminates ghosting and flaring, resulting in beautiful pictures with excellent contrast and accurate colour reproduction.