differences

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

Slightly better telephoto 85 mm vs 45 mm
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Around 90% more reach, less perspective distortion
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 PC-E Micro 45mm f/2.8D ED

Better wide angle 45 mm vs 85 mm
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Around 50% better wide angle
Slightly cheaper $1,589.95 vs $1,788.09
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The best price we've seen is $198 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Slightly smaller diameter 81 mm vs 84 mm
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Almost the same
Nikon Nikkor PC-E Micro 45mm f/2.8D ED Learn more about
the Nikon PC-E Micro 45mm f/2.8D ED

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Tilt-shift Both are tilt-shift lenses Help
Incredible selective focus
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Focus motor No silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Focus yourself

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

competitors

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 Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Macro lens

Diameter Smaller diameter
Length Slightly shorter
Tilt-shift Not a tilt-shift lens

Nikon Nikkor PC-E Micro 45mm f/2.8D ED Competitors

Zeiss Distagon  T* 18mm f/3.5 ZF.2 Nikon F

Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZF.2 Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$933 - $1,095

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Cheaper
Tilt-shift Not a tilt-shift lens

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