PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED is a high-performance, ultra-wide-angle 19mm lens with perspective control, delivering an angle of view perfectly suited for capturing architecture, interiors and landscapes in detail-rich images. A first for PC NIKKOR lenses, this lens is designed with a new Perspective Control Rotation mechanism, enabling the direction of tilt and shift operation to be adjusted independently to complement diverse shooting situations. Its three Extra-low Dispersion glass elements, two aspherical lens elements and Nano Crystal Coat work in tandem to optimize sharpness and contrast, while the fluorine coat ensures easy maintenance and lens durability.
A versatile angle of view
With a 19mm1 focal length now among the PC NIKKOR series lenses2, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED produces a dramatic ultra-wide-angle view, making it ideal for architecture and interior photography. This high-performance PC lens also lets you quickly adjust the optical axis of the lens – independent of camera position – to bring an entire landscape into sharp focus, to alter the natural depth-of-field of a scene, to selectively focus on certain subjects, to offset perspective anomalies in architectural shooting, and more.
Outstanding optical performance
The PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED delivers high-definition rendering, retaining superb resolution even at peripheral areas. Three Extra-low Dispersion glass elements reduce chromatic aberration to enhance sharpness and contrast, while two aspherical lens elements correct distortion. The Nano Crystal Coat, with its high anti-reflection properties, effectively minimises ghosting and flare effects even when light enters the lens diagonally, achieving truly superior images.
Precise control in any shooting situation
For the first time on PC NIKKOR lenses, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED features a new Perspective Control Rotation mechanism that can be accurately adjusted based on your needs and intentions. With this mechanism, the direction of tilt operation can be made parallel or perpendicular to shift, suiting a wide range of shooting situations. The tilt relative to shift can be rotated up to 90° with a stop at 45°.
Improved operability with tilting and shifting
Extend your photographic creativity with its tilt and shift mechanisms that accurately control perspective. The PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED provides the maximum shift amount of 12 mm and the maximum tilt amount of 7.5°. For smooth shift operation during shooting while controlling perspectives, a mechanical structure eliminates the need for a locking operation with the shift lock release knob for fixing the lens’ shift position.
Easy maintenance on the go
NIKKOR’s original fluorine coat effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt for easy removal and maintenance on the go. The high-peel resistance provides extra durability, while the anti-reflective effect ensures image clarity so your creative vision can be captured wherever assignments take you.
TIPA Awards 2017
The PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED wins Best Professional Lens award
The TIPA Awards 2017 cover photographic and imaging products released between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 across a number of categories, and are voted for by editors of prestigious camera and imaging magazines from around the world.
1 Angle of view of 75mm focal length that is popular in 4×5 format is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 21mm in FX/35mm format.
2 The lineup includes four lenses: PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED, PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED, PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED, and PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D.
|Lens Type||Type E PC lens with built-in CPU and F mount|
|Focal Length Range||19 mm|
|Lens Construction||17 elements in 13 groups (including 3 ED glass, 2 aspherical lens elements, and lens elements with Nano Crystal Coat or fluorine coat)|
|Nikon FX-format D-SLR Cameras||97°|
|Nikon DX-format D-SLR Cameras||73°|
|Focusing||Manual focus only|
|Blur reduction when a tripod is used||–|
|Diaphragm Blades||9 (rounded diaphragm opening)|
|Diaphragm||Automatic electromagnetic aperture control|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.25 m/0.9 ft from focal plane|
|Weight (based on CIPA Guidelines)||Approx. 1430 g/3 lb 2.5 oz (including tripod collar)|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||0.18x|
|Focus Limit Switch||–|
|Weight (based on CIPA guidelines)||Approx. 885 g/1 lb 15.3 oz|
|Dimensions (based on CIPA guidelines)||Approx. 89 mm maximum diameter x 124 mm (distance from camera lense mount flange)|
|Perspective Control||Horizontal and vertical shift and tilt
|Rotation||Rotation: Rotates 90° left and right with stops every 30° PC Rotation: Tilt mechanism rotates 90° left with a stop at 45°|
|Filter-attachment size||Filter cannot be attached|
|Lens Cap||Slip-on front lens cap|
|Circular Polarizing Filter II: Lens Only||Compatible|
|Circular Polarizing Filter II: With hood||Compatible|
|SWM (Silent Wave Monitor)||–|
|Nano Crystal Coat||Yes|
|Close-Range Correction (CRC)||–|
|Teleconverter Compatibility||Not Compatible|
|Supplied Accessories|| Slip-on front lens cap LF-4 Rear Lens Cap CL-1120 Lens Case|