Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor Lens

Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor Lens – Product Description:

Micro-Nikkor LensThe world’s first macro lens featuring Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and Vibration Reduction (VR) designed for close-up and macro photography; versatile for all photographic situations. Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture. Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject working distance thorough the focus range. High-resolution and high optical performance with Nano Crystal Coat and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements enhances overall image quality by further reducing flare and chromatic aberrations, contributing to improved color, contrast and clarity

Product Features :

  • Designed for close-up and macro photography; versatile enough for virtually any photographic situation
  • Features new VR II vibration reduction technology
  • Nano-Crystal coat and ED glass elements that enhance overall image quality by further reducing flare and chromatic aberrations
  • Includes an internal focus, which provides fast and quiet auto-focusing without changing the length of the lens
  • Weighs 27.9 ounces, and measures 3.3 x 4.5 inches; Made In China

Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor Lens – Review:

EXCELLENT LENS AND GREAT VALUE TOO!

Ok, I have had this lens a couple of months now.
What at first seemed like a very good lens is now one I consider
exceptional. In fact it is now my favorite for several reasons.
First of all this lens consistently produces beautiful, even toned and complimentory Bokeh to my images. Bokeh is that term used to describe the elements of a photograph that are out of focus.
This lens has an extremely short depth of field and performs best on close subjects after f/5.6.
My observation of the VR function is this…. that Nikon intended that feature to be more useful when this lens is used for portraits. Up close and for sure when using the wider apertures depth of field is so brief that you need to stop down to capture the breadth of a bumble bee or the center of a flower completely in focus.
In either application this is destined to be a favorite Nikkor lens for many of us. For me it is already!
Focus is very fast and quiet. Build quality is solid! Hefty when held alone or nicely balanced on the D200 with MB200 battery dual battery holder.
I like the lens shade a lot and the packaging is as always, first rate. Comes with 5 year extended warranty, velvet pouch and front and rear caps.
If I could only take one lens this would be it without hesitation.
Matches up extremely well with the SB800 flash units.
I predict this will become a legendary portrait lens.
Good luck!

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