The Nikon PC-E Micro 45mm f/2.8D ED Tilt-Shift Lens is a specialty lens with Perspective Control tilt and shift functions as well as a 1:2 magnification ratio for close focusing. Using tilt and shift correction will help to eliminate distortion such as key-stoning that can appear in architectural images. It features ±8.5° of tilt along with ±11.5mm of shift, and each can be used either by itself or in combination with the other. The mount can also rotate 90° left and right for setting which axis to have the shift and tilt set to. Additionally, it features Nikon's Close-Range Correction system.
The ED glass element provides improved sharpness and colour, while Nikon's Nano Crystal Coat works to eliminate internal reflections. Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers outstanding colour performance and controls ghosting and flare, while a rounded 9-blade diaphragm produces smooth out-of-focus areas.