Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Review

May 4, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | |

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When Nikon introduced the latest addition to its line of dedicated DX lenses, the Micro Nikkor 85/3.5 VR, one often heard question was: why would I want to choose this lens over the already existing Micro Nikkor AF-S 60/2.8? Many prefer to use their macro tele primes as portrait lenses, too, however with its rather moderate maximum aperture the new Micro Nikkor 85 VR does not look like an attractive choice for this kind of dual use.
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This Nikon 85mm f/3.5 VR DX Micro is a macro lens whose main claim to fame is that it's inexpensive, has vibration-reduction for use in dim light hand-held and autofocuses on even the cheapest DX cameras like the D40, D3000, D3100 and D5000. Manual focus is as easy as turning the ring at any time, there's no need to move a switch.
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