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Nikon 45mm f/2.8D ED PC-E

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This is a normal-range, Perspective Control (PC) lens featuring tilt of 8.5 degrees, 11.5mm shift and rotation capability of 90 degrees, allowing complete perspective control. It is perfect for architectural and nature photography, and with 3 ED glass elements and Nano Crystal Coat its amazingly sharp and flare resistant.

Mastering a perspective control lens is not something that can be accomplished in an hour or two. If you don’t have experience with this type of lens, you’ll need a day or two with the manual to practice before tackling an important assignment.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

If you want the ability to tilt and shift on a Nikon, this would be my first choice. The focal length is great for architectural work and some landscapes, plus the close focus ability lets you shoot pseudo-macro at 1:2 magnification which can be most useful with a tilt-shift. Distortion is minimal as is vignetting. Chromatic aberration is well controlled. Image sharpness is good, but not great, and clearly improves stopping down to f/5.6.
May, 2013

Filter Size
77mm (nonrotating front element)
Aperture
f2.8-32
Length
4.4”
Diameter
3.2”
Weight
1.7 lb
Hood
HB-43
Minimum Focusing Distance
0.83 foot
Maximum Magnification
.50x
Angle of view: (full frame)
51 degrees (FX)
Zoom method
None
Image Stabilization
None
Focusing System
Manual only
Aperture Blades
9, curved, round aperture shape
Groups/Elements
8/9
Low Dispersion Elements
1
Aspherical Elements
0
Weather Resistant
Yes
Shift range
+/- 11.5mm
Tilt range
+/- 8.5 degrees
Revolving capacity
+/- 90 degrees
System
Nikon F
Compatibility
DX, FX
Specialty
Tilt-Shift
Autofocus
No
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Diagrams

  • Nikon 45mm f/2.8D ED PC-E Diagram
  • Nikon 45mm f/2.8D ED PC-E Diagram

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $14.00 $69.00 $83.00 $27.67
4 days $15.00 $74.00 $89.00 $22.25
7 days $20.00 $99.00 $119.00 $17.00
10 days $27.00 $134.00 $161.00 $16.10
14 days $35.00 $173.00 $208.00 $14.86
21 days $47.00 $233.00 $280.00 $13.33
30 days $59.00 $292.00 $351.00 $11.70
45 days $77.00 $381.00 $458.00 $10.18
60 days $90.00 $446.00 $536.00 $8.93
90 days $116.00 $574.00 $690.00 $7.67
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $69.00 $23.00
4 days $74.00 $18.50
7 days $99.00 $14.14
10 days $134.00 $13.40
14 days $173.00 $12.36
21 days $233.00 $11.10
30 days $292.00 $9.73
45 days $381.00 $8.47
60 days $446.00 $7.43
90 days $574.00 $6.38

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