Review Lens: Nikon PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED

Lens Overview - Nikon PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4

Featuring an ultra-wide design prized for architectural and interior subjects, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED from Nikon allows you to impart both tilt and shift movements to control focus and perspective, as well as apply the movements independently for more creative flexibility. Up to +/- 7.5° of tilt is possible, for focus control, and +/- 12mm of shift, to adjust perspective and composition, and tilt can be applied parallel or perpendicular to shift. Up to 90° of rotation is also possible using the PC Rotation capability, and shift movements do not require locking or unlocking for use. Characterized by an expansive field of view that is ideal for photographing tight indoor spaces and complex architectural subjects, this lens also offers flexible perspective and focus control to adjust distortion and depth of field.

Complementing the mechanical layout of the lens is an apt optical design, which includes three extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations for improved clarity and sharpness. Both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to individual elements to reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast in strong lighting conditions, and a fluorine coating has also been added to the front and rear elements to guard against dust, moisture, and smudging.

Perspective control, tilt-shift lens affords +/- 12mm of shift and +/- 7.5° of tilt, and both types of movements can be applied independently, and parallel or perpendicular to one another. Additionally, 90° rotation is possible left and right, with stops at 30° intervals, and the tilting mechanism can also rotate 90° left with a stop at 45° to suit shooting in the vertical orientation.
Shift movement does not require locking or unlocking during use.
Three extra-low dispersion elements help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy.
A pair of aspherical elements control spherical aberrations in order to lessen distortion and increase sharpness from edge to edge.
Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements afford protection to the optical system.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability and accuracy.

This mechanism limits the compatibility of this lens to the following cameras: D5, D4, D3 series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800/E, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300/S, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, and Nikon Z7/Z6 with FTZ.
UPC: 018208200658

Nikon PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4 Latest Price



Focal Length19mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View97°
Tilt-Shift+/- 12 mm Shift
+/- 7.5° Tilt
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.18x
Optical Design17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter SizeNone
Dimensions (ø x L)3.5 x 4.88" / 89 x 124 mm
Weight1.95 lb / 885 g

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Lens Technical

Nikon PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E EDPanasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
Name Nikon PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E EDPanasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/4f/4f/4
Year 201620192019
Mount Type Nikon F FXLeica LCanon RF
Lens Type Lens SuperwideLens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens Supertelephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $3400$1300
Lens Zoom PrimeZoomZoom
Lens Range 192424
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Oct. 2016Feb. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand NikonPanasonicCanon


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