Testing Nikkor PC-E Lenses

I am currently in the process of testing all three Nikon PC-E Lenses – Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D PC-E, Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D PC-E and Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D PC-E:

Nikon PC-E Lenses

Have been having too much fun with these gems, so full reviews will be published within the next few weeks.

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  1. 1
    ) pasquier

    These are indeed great lenses and a lot of fun to use.
    The 85mm PC-E is great for table top work, whereas the 24mm PC-E is superb for landscape – you can really create sweeping vistas.
    Let’s hope Nikon surprises us with a 17mm PC-E (patent was rumored), which will be very useful for architecture – the 24mm is just a bit short for this type of work.
    Look forward to your review.

  2. 2
    ) Chris Cullen

    Dear Nasim

    I am looking forward to your reviews. In particular there seems to be muddled information ‘out there’ on using the PC-E lenses for landscape work – in particular for landscape orientated shots with tilt (I think!) to allow much greater DOF. Its not clear if you have to get these lenses adapted for this sort of use?
    I would love to have a definitive answer!
    many thanks


  3. Pasquier, I agree, a 17mm PC-E would indeed be incredible if it was as sharp as the 14-24mm f/2.8. I haven’t used the 24mm PC-E for architecture yet, but I look forward to Nasim’s review of it.

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