December will see the launch of a new 85mm lens from Nikon, the firm’s second DX-series prime lens.

Billed as a ‘perfect portrait lens’, the AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G VR will cost £499.99.

Nikon claims that the lens is also ideal for people new to macro photography.

It has a close focusing distance of 28.6cm and a 1:1 reproduction ratio, according to Nikon.

The newcomer contains an ED glass element and delivers the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 127.5mm optic.

The Nikon 85mm lens is due to land on the UK high street on 4 December.

It was officially unveiled yesterday alongside the new Nikon D3s digital SLR.

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