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on Jan 1, 2010 in Camera Tech, Lenses

Nikon 45PC-E

02.15.10 This is one amazing lens and I’m probably the one photographers who owns one. The combination of focal length and design just makes it too far out there for the vast majority of photographers. It is a manual focusing lens with the ability to tilt and shift and while doing so permitting aperture control (that’s what the E stands for). You can use this lens as a standard 45mm manual focus lens but in these days, most are lost without AF. The purpose of the PC-E series is two fold: corrections for doing architecture, straight line photography and extended DOF control. This combination of quality and flexibility puts the price of the 45PC-E up there and out of the reach of most shooters (but you can rent it easily). “Why do you have the 45PC-E?” That’s a really common question and the simple reason is, it’s the corner stone of my Ultra Wide Pano kit. The 45PC-E is a stunning lens for landscape photography. In this role, it’s...

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on Jan 15, 2009 in Camera Gear Posts, Just Out!

Nikon 45PC-E Micro

This was a very expensive day for me! I had a whole day of shooting with the new Nikon 45PC-E micro, one very sweet lens! Just like the 24PC-E, the 45PC-E is standard lens that you have to manually focus. When the aperture ring is in the L position, you select your aperture via the sub-command dial on the body. So standard shooting is pretty much like usual.

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