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

Nikon Nikkor PC-E Micro 45mm f/2.8D ED
$2,047
45 mm
manual focus prime lens
f/2.8
  • 1:2 (0.5) Macro
  • Tilt-shift selective focus

reviewswhat are people saying

"I recently purchased this lens to fill in between various others and WOW! I love this lens, great sharpness, great build as always and just super addition to the kit."

bhphotovideo.com

"This lens delivers high quality images even at its most extreme settings. Macro capabilities are awesome too"

bhphotovideo.com

"I do NOT recommend this for everybody since it is strictly a manual focus lens and have a lot of limits while shooting (not ideal for no-control situations) but perfect performer when mounted on the tripod."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Nikon D5 and Nikon D810A.

Nikon D5
43.5°
horizontal angle of view
45mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D3400, Nikon D5600 and Nikon D7200.

Nikon D3400
29.3°
horizontal angle of view
69mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Nikon PC-E Micro 45mm f/2.8D ED vs other Digital camera lenses

Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/32
Tilt-shift Tilt-shift Help
Incredible selective focus

Cons

The Nikon PC-E Micro 45mm f/2.8D ED vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Manual focus only Help
Focus yourself
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower
Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
45 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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45 mm
Max focal length
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45 mm
Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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1:2 (0.5)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/2.8
Wide minimum
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f/32
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Tele maximum
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f/2.8
Tele minimum
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f/32
above average above average

Features

Auto focus
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No
below average below average
Focus motor
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None
below average below average
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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Yes
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Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon FX
Length
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112 mm
Diameter
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81 mm
Filter size
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77 mm
Weight
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0.7 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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43.6°
Telephoto horizontal
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43.6°
Wide vertical
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29.9°
Telephoto vertical
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29.9°
Wide diagonal
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51.4°
Telephoto diagonal
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51.4°

Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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29.4°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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29.4°
Wide vertical
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19.9°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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19.9°
Wide diagonal
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35°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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35°

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Mike (5:41 PM, March 22, 2014)
Thanks for the helpful review. You need, however, to correct your information and graphic concerning "angle of view", which is 43.5º regardless of crop factor.


It is crucial to distinguish “angle of view” and “field of view”. Angle of view refers to the number of degrees projected by the lens as a cone back to the sensor. Since it a fundamental property of the lens, this angle does not change, regardless of crop factor. The field of view, by contrast, is the area within the projected circle captured by the sensor. Its area is, of course, smaller because the sensor is smaller. Hence the name "crop factor".