Is Nikon D3 and Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED compatible?

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Nikon D3

Nikon D3
Released: 2007
Type: Digital SLR
Sensor: FX (Full frame)
12,1 Megapixels
4256 x 2832 pixels

Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED

Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED
Released: 2008
Telephoto Lens (prime) & Tilt Shift
Focal Length: 85 mm
Aperture: f/2,8

Can you combine these two?

This is the short answer:

Yes! This combination is compatible

The camera and lens you have chosen can be used together. Here is a longer answer:

Nikon all the way

The possibility to combine these two products is great since both Nikon D3 and Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED are manufactured by Nikon.

Versitale lens

Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED is constructed to work with all sorts of camera sensors including the one of Nikon D3.

Lens does not support Autofocus

Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED does not support autofocus but this is not because of the camera in any way since this lens only support manual focus.

Focal Length

The Nikon camera has a sensor of type Full frame which means that your Experienced Focal length will be exactly what the lens specification tells us:

Actual Focal Length for this lens:
85 mm

Experienced Focal Length with this camera:
85 mm

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Total weight

When you are looking at a combination of a camera and a lens you must always consider the total weight. Each product weighs in at:

Nikon D3
1300 gram

Nikon PC-E 85mm f/2,8 D ED
650 gram

Together they have a total weight of 1950 gram (equal to 4,3 lb).