Like other lens makers, Nikon has its own technical jargon for the features and specifications of its lenses. The first bit of Nikon lens jargon is the name – Nikon brands its lenses ‘Nikkor’’ – though some reviewers and retailers us the name ‘Nikon’ instead, just to be clear about who makes them. Nikon camera […]
'PC Nikkor' stands for 'perspective control' Nikkor lens. These lenses have up/down/sideways 'shift' movements for keeping architectural subjects straight even when you can't get the camera lined up perfectly, and 'shift' movements for adjusting the plane of sharp focus with subjects angled away from the camera.