This versatile medium-telephoto macro lens delivers fantastic close-up, macro, and even portrait shooting with Vibration Reduction (VR II). Enjoy ample working distance and exceptional sharpness—even during handheld shooting—while creating life-size (1:1 reproduction ratio) images. Advanced Nikon lens technologies provide consistently stunning performance with close-up subjects, flowers, insects, portraits, and more.
Sharpness from life size (1:1) to infinity
The compact AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR is ideal for extreme-close-up and general photography. Nikon’s VR (Vibration Reduction) provides 3.0 stops of blur-free handheld shooting. You’ll get dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. Discover a world of unseen detail with stunning sharpness and beautiful background bokeh in close-up, nature, portrait, and general photography applications.
Stunning results in many applications
Optimised for DX-format cameras, the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR delivers exceptional images. Every detail is reproduced in true-to-life brilliance thanks to a host of Nikon lens technologies. Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides ultra-fast, ultra-quiet internal autofocusing from infinity to life size (1:1 reproduction ratio). SWM also allows for seamless manual focus override—key when shooting live subjects like insects or flowers. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements provide superior sharpness and colour reproduction. A Super Integrated Coating (SIC) virtually eliminates ghosting and lens flare.
Nikon’s VR (Vibration Reduction) system that is built into the lens effectively corrects blur in the viewfinder image as well as in the captured image. You won’t miss photo opportunities when you utilize this system that ensures reliable shooting with a clear and stable viewfinder image.
14 elements in 10 groups (with one ED glass element)
Angle of view
Minimum focus distance
0.286 m/0.9 ft.
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
Filter attachment size
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approximately 73 x 98.5 mm/2.9 x 3.9 in.
Approximately 355 g/12.5 oz.
52mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-52, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Bayonet Hood HB-37, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1018