This lens is terrific for extremely close-up macro work on a crop sensor body (D90, D700, D5100, etc.) and for portrait work. The focusing is quick for a macro lens but I would recommend using manual focus for macro photos and although it does have Vibration Reduction (VR) I would still recommend using a tripod for the sharpest possible shots. You'll see things you've never seen before and make sure you are patient when you shoot with this lens, for the best shoots be calm and let your subject move into the frame, don't scare it away. Whether your doing head shots, photographing insects, or making beautiful wallpapers of flowers, this is the lens to rent and you'll love it's extremely shallow depth of field. If you'd like to see some sample photos I took and hear more about this lens head to my video review of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Emw4SV3mDA -Ben Revzin
Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX Micro ED VR
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Note: Not recommended for use on full-frame (FX) digital cameras, 35mm film cameras, or APS SLR cameras.
Lens rental package includes: Front cap, rear cap, UV filter, and lens hood.
The lens also features Nikon's VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization. This allows handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images. This is ideal for macro close-up work.