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
Slightly cheaper $1,305.41 vs $1,479.00
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The best price we've seen is $174 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
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

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Low light lens

$650 - $1,199

Lowest price Cheaper
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,597

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Weight Slightly lighter
Max focal length Slightly worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

$1,206 - $1,392

Max focal length Better telephoto
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

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
Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.4D IF

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF

Low light lens

$1,125

Auto focus Auto focus
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Tilt-shift Not a tilt-shift lens

discussion Which do you think is better?

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