Lenses for:

Macro & Close-Up

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

Larger than life detail

Macro lenses are capable of achieving tack sharp focus on the most minuscule of details. From the tiny hairs on the legs of an insect to the contents of a water droplet on a spring leaf—you’ll capture amazing tiny worlds of detail and color not visible to the naked eye.

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Characteristics of a Macro Lens

Amazing Magnification

Find extraordinary compositions all around you with extreme close-up potential.

Unseen Detail

Capture awe-inspiring detail and texture not easily seen with the naked eye alone.

Close Focusing

Easily acquire sharp focus on subjects as close as 6 inches to the lens.

Headshot of Lindsay Silverman
As in all photography, keeping your close-up images simple can give you the most dramatic and beautiful results. Patience and persistence will pay off.

– Lindsay Silverman, Former Nikon Sr. Product Manager

See Lindsay’s Macro Shooting Tips

Working Distance and Focal Length

With macro lenses, focal length influences how close you need to get to your subject (working distance). The greater the focal length, the further you can be from your subject and still achieve the effect of extreme closeness. Smaller focal lengths allow for very close working distances while maintaining easy focus acquisition.

Sample photo at 105mm focal length Sample photo at 85mm focal length Sample photo at 65mm focal length Sample photo at 45mm focal length

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