Nikon 85mm f/2.8D PC Micro Nikkor
Posted 29 October 2007 - 15:40
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 17:15
Posted 02 October 2012 - 22:19
The bokeh is wonderful.
the only pity is the maximum ration of 1:2. But the I have tried it with a TC14C and it works fine.
hint to moderator - this lens should NOT be in the autofocus section-
Posted 06 January 2013 - 16:00
Superb sharpness, I am convinced it can resolve more lpm than the D800 sensor because performance is superbly "flat out" all the way from f/4 to f/11. Wide open corners are just a hint less sharp than center, but still very good. Outstanding detail from f/4 to f/11, throughout the full frame. Even at f/16 the lens still draws excellent detail - outstanding!
There's no vignetting to worry about, there is no geometric distortion at all and CA is virtually untraceable throughout the frame (only a very small hint of it wide open, but that's nit-picking to be honest). The bokeh is very good, I have used it once for portraits just to try it out. In my opinion it's too sharp for portraits, none of my clients want that much skin detail!
I use it a lot for macro work and product photography (floors & panels especially), to fill in the perspective "gap" between the 60/2.8G AF-S and 105/2.8G AF-S lenses. This is also the reason why I am not posting samples unfortunately, I am not 100% sure clients are OK with posting unretouched images (the retouched ones wouldn't tell the truth of the lens anyway).
The only "weak point" I can find is that the tilt/shift locking knobs are plastic and just like my 24/3.5D PC-E it is possible to twist them too hard and break them. Did it once, never will happen again (thankfully NPS service fixed it for free).
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