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7.4 out of 10

Nikon 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro

From classic portraits to 1:1 close up shots, the 105/2.8 Macro Read more

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Overall 10
10

User Review

klinker, Fredmiranda
10 December 2008
  • Conclusion: wonderfull lens!
  • Pros: Great built, nice handling, wunderfull imagequality
  • Cons: AF sometimes a bit slow (with limit)
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

kjyuan, Fredmiranda
10 December 2008
  • Conclusion: Great lens. This version doesn't have VR as some reviewers have claimed. This is the D version, which is the predecessor of the G which does have VR. Still gives sharp focus at infinity, and 1:1.
  • Pros: 1:1, sharp, manual focuses well.
  • Cons: too much plastic for my liking, slow af. likes to hunt without limiter.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

kenpix, Fredmiranda
10 December 2008
  • Conclusion: Good lens for close up work.
  • Pros: Excellent sharp images,Great for the selling website close up shots
  • Cons: slow focus,plastic body feel
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Overall 10
10

User Review

FatBoyAl, Fredmiranda
10 December 2008
  • Conclusion: This was my first Nikon lens after moving from Canon. Killed me that I had to wait for my D300 before using it. I'd had the Canon 180/3.5L and the Sigma 150/2.8 in the past and loved, loved, loved the Sigma. I like the Nikon more. The VR gives you the ability to use it for macro even if you've not brought your tripod. Even the Sigma absolutely needed support. The Canon? It's a 180mm - you can figure from there!
  • Pros: Build, balance, IQ!, VR, fast AF - especially for a macro
  • Cons: None at all - perhaps price, but look what you get!
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Overall 10
10

User Review

albertino, Fredmiranda
23 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Un obiettivo da non lasciare mai a casa-veramente consigliato
  • Pros: Una vera lama -leggero-bilanciato e stabilizzazione i suoi punti di forza
  • Cons: nessuno
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Carl Feather, Fredmiranda
21 October 2008
  • Conclusion: This is probably one of the most versatile lenses in the Nikon line that you can own. First, it is a 105mm, which is great for portraits and landscapes alike. Add the micro feature, and it is a real value, especially with the VR function. I researched a micro lens purchase for nearly six months. I was torn between the 60, this lens and the Sigma 150. I even ordered the Sigma twice and cancelled because I just couldn't see myself using something other than Nikon optics.
  • Pros: Sharp at all apertures, solid build, beautiful bokeh, VR, useful and versatile focal length
  • Cons: AF sluggish if allowed to travel through the whole range; really struggles with subjects with no contrast.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

mholdef, Fredmiranda
8 September 2008
  • Conclusion: I just switched from a Canon 5D to a D700 and needed to replace my Canon 100/2.8 Macro, which with the 5D was already a great combination. The Nikon is even better !!! The boken and color are superb, and this is the sharpest lens I currently own. Portraits also come out wonderful although you really can count every hair or pore in a person's face - so by all means there is no need for any sharpening in post production!
  • Pros: Very sharp, beautiful color and bokeh. Superb construction.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

September, Fredmiranda
8 July 2008
  • Conclusion: Just amazing how sharp this lens is even wide open. For macro (micro) photography it delivers crisp pictures. It can be usefull for certain kinds of portraits, be aware tough that is unforgiving in its resolving power. The build quality as usual with nikon primes is excellent.
  • Pros: Sharp, good build quality
  • Cons: none
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

lextalionis, Fredmiranda
18 April 2008
  • Conclusion: I "think" this is the only prime macro with VR to my knowledege. Nothing on the Canon macro lineup has IS. Also, this review is for the "VR" version.
  • Pros: Execelent prime lens...very fun to use and yeilds great results.
  • Cons: None that I can find.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

dave chilvers, Fredmiranda
11 June 2007
  • Conclusion: To shoot with this lens is to love it and with VR on tap it makes the package.
  • Pros: Just superb 105 VR version.
  • Cons: None
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