Right now, at 9:45AM EST on 27 Dec 2012 at http://shop.nikonusa.com/store/nikonusa/en_US/pd/ThemeID.18145600/productID.249538500 Nikon has the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens listed with the Close Up (Macro) Lenses section. In the Tech Specs section, there are no values for anything. Based on this being in the macro section, my wife ordered it as a Christmas gift. It's a great lens and all, but it is most defintiely NOT a macro lens. Since returning it would be a slap in my wife's face, I'm kinda stuck with it.
Hmmm. Would extension tubes help? This thing focuses down to about 2.5 feet. I'd like to focus down to 6 inches.