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Nikon 105mm AF-S VR Micro f2.8G ED-IF Nikon 105mm AF-S VR Micro f2.8G ED-IF Hot

 
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Overview


The world’s first macro lens equipped with SWM and VR systems.

2006 Release

Main Features

  • The VRII function minimizes camera shake by offering the equivalent of a shutter speed 4 stops faster at near infinity to 3m (1/30x reproduction ratio) shooting
  • The SWM enables fast and quiet autofocusing, and quick switching between autofocus and manual operation
  • ED glass element
  • Nano Crystal Coat ensures superior optical performance by virtually eliminating internal lens element reflections
  • The IF design provides a constant lens length and eliminates rotation of the front lens element, facilitating the use of circular polarizing filters and the Nikon Close-up Speedlight Commander Kit R1C1 and Nikon Close-up Speedlight Remote Kit R1
  • 1:1 of maximum reproduction ratio and up to 31cm closest focusing distance
  • Up to 154mm working distance (at near 1:1)
  • Two focus modes are available — M/A and M
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm opening
  • Sample Images

Lens Specifications

Generic Lens Specifications

Lens Type Prime
IS / VR / OS VR
Min Focal Length (mm) 105
Max Focal Length (mm) 105
Number of Elements 14
Element Groups 12
Max Aperture 2.8
Minimum Aperture 32
Diaphragm Blades 9
Closest Focus Distance (m) 0.31
Filter Type Screw In
Filter Diameter (mm) 62
Diameter at widest (mm) 83
Lens Length (mm) 116
Weight (g) 790

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Editor review

Nikon 105mm Macro

Overall rating: 
 
4.0
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4.0
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5.0
AF Speed:
 
4.0
Value for Money:
 
3.0
Reviewed by lee
December 01, 2007
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Great quality optics and vibration reduction technology built in, makes this lens one of the best maro products you can buy, but its not cheap.



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Conclusions at a glance

Would you recommend this Item Yes
Pros Excellent Optics, Anti-shake controll (VR)
Cons Very expensive
 
 


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Average user rating from: 209 user(s)

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4.5
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4.5   (209)
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4.5   (209)
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4.5   (209)
Value for Money:
 
4.5   (209)
 
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BUY THIS!!!!

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4.8
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Works great as a portrait lens. It blurs if used as a micro lens. If you want to get very close on the subject, I'd suggest a different lens because it blurs the whole image unless you move back.

 

Fair Lens but Not Great. Trouble focusing with Au

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3.5
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Very Good lens for maco work as well as general photography. Be aware that it is not a DX lens, it is an FX lens. It still works fine on the DX format camera. Google Ken Rockwell's review.

 

Four Stars

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4.0
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Heavy, solidly built, sharp, sharp, sharp photos. VR is great on a macro, as you don't always have a tripod or the time to set one up. Love it!

 

Five Stars

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Great jeNs and loved to have it Nd use it :)

 

Awesome lens

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Great lenses! For a better use, I suggest to use it with a ring flash o twin flash (according to your needs)

 
 
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