differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon PC-E Micro 85mm f/2.8D

Tilt-shift lens Yes vs No
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Can achieve selective focus simulating a miniature effect, and correct for perspective distortion of straight lines
Much narrower aperture f/32 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the PC-E Micro 85mm f/2.8D goes 2 f-stops narrower
More magnification 1:2 (0.5) vs 1:8.3 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 4x larger in your photo
Nikon Nikkor PC-E Micro 85mm f/2.8D Learn more about
the Nikon PC-E Micro 85mm f/2.8D

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs None
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Almost the same
Auto focus Yes vs No
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Significantly wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the AF-S 85mm f/1.4G captures much more light (2 f-stops)
Slightly shorter 84 mm vs 107 mm
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More than 20% shorter
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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Typically very sharp

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,590 - $1,597

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Weight Slightly lighter
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Macro lens

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Diameter Smaller diameter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$379 - $439

Lowest price Cheaper
Diameter Smaller diameter
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto

Nikon Nikkor PC-E Micro 85mm f/2.8D Competitors

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8

Tilt-shift lens

$1,399

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Diameter Smaller diameter
Magnification Less magnification

discussion Which do you think is better?

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