The new PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D lens, expands a series of lenses that allow photographers to effectively correct perspective and/or depth-of-field to push creative boundaries. This new Perspective Control (PC) lens corrects linear distortion in order to better replicate images as seen by the human eye, including straightening the converging lines of rectilinear objects such as buildings, while also introducing welcome command over depth-of-field. The versatility makes this the perfect lens complement for a myriad of applications, including photographing architecture, nature, interiors and still-life?especially product photography.
When shooting subjects, such as tall buildings with a conventional lens, composition often calls for tilting the axis of a camera. This typically results in a significant distortion of converging lines, impacting the desired visual accuracy of the image. A PC-E NIKKOR lens’ shift control provides correction for this type of distortion. Shift control can also give a photographer the ability to effectively move the apparent position of the camera?providing further perspective versatility, allowing, for example, the ability to avoid unwanted reflections in an image.
A PC-E lens’ tilt control gives photographers additional creative control over depth-of-field. Known as the Scheimpflug principal, tilt-shift lenses are capable of modifying the focal plane of the lens, allowing the extension or limitation of the point of critical sharpness in the image. The combination of tilt and shift controls featured in all PC-E NIKKOR lenses gives photographers extraordinary control over perspective?control which simply is not possible with conventional lenses.
A special tilt/shift mechanism gives users up to +/- 11.5mm shift for perspective control and +/- 8.5-degree tilt control for creative focus. The Perspective Control lenses correct distortion and vanishing point issues with convenient side-mount
Medium-telephoto perspective control lens with 85mm focal length and f/2.8 maximum aperture
Lets you shift, tilt, and rotate lens while you shoot for more interesting perspectives
Shifting range of plus or minus 11.5mm; tilting range of plus or minus 8.5 degrees
Revolves 90 degrees in either direction; coated with Nano Crystal Coat and SIC
Rounded 9-blade diaphragm; measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 4.2 inches long