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

This medium telephoto Micro lens is ideal for extreme close-up a Read more

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Overall 10

A Great Lens!

Jeff Weiler, Amazon
19 November 2013
  • Summary: I had put off buying this lens for years, not sure if I could justify spending money on 'just' a macro (or micro) lens. Turns out, it is much more than just a macro lens. It takes great portraits, focuses quickly, is super sharp, and is in general an awesome lens. I'm sorry I waited this long to buy it. Well worth the money!
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Overall 10

Extraordinary sharp pictures and macro shots

chewey, Amazon
21 December 2012
  • Summary: The combination of this Nikon 105mm+Macro lens and my Nikon D800 yields incredibly sharp images (macro pictures do require a sturdy tripod if you desire the same sharpness) for me. This lens has a switch for two ranges, depending on whether you want use Macro all the time or not. My D800 works seamlessly with this lens, switching in and out of Macros quickly enough for me to recompose the pictures with little delays.
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Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro Nikkor review by whmitty

whmitty, slrgear.com
7 November 2012
  • Summary: I was using a Nikon D7000 when I first got the lens and could not have been more satisfied with the images it produced. I now own a Nikon D600 and the lens continues to produce simply indescribably beautiful images. I've used it for a couple of ad-hoc family portrait shots but the clarity is so intense that I have to soften the images in Lightroom or they can reveal every not-so-spiffy blemish and wrinkle.
  • Pros: Stunningly sharp. AF and VRII actually works well doing 1:1 macro imaging.
  • Cons: A tad heavy
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Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro Nikkor review by 123click

123click, slrgear.com
10 October 2012
  • Summary: This is one seriously sharp lens with perfect bokeh and sharp from edge to edge. This is the best lens I have ever purchased and could not be happier. Flair is nonexistent and focus is lightning quick.
  • Pros: Sharpness, versatility, construction, perfect bokeh, no distortion
  • Cons: None
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Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro Nikkor review by dhale001

dhale001, slrgear.com
26 August 2012
  • Summary: I have the Nikkor Micro 55mm 1:2.8, and the Nikkor Micro 60mm 1:2.8. I added this lens to give more distance between the front of the camera and subject. I have been shooting it on a Nikon D800E to test the camera because I know the lens is capable of very sharp results.
  • Pros: VR, Sharp
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10

just what I wanted

Gerry, Amazon
23 June 2012
  • Summary: I had rented this lens several times before buying it and really liked it. Now that I own it I use it over 50% of the time. The backgrounds are so smooth and silky that many of my flower photos look like paintings. I've watched bees up close and butterflys and seen them do things that I could never have seen before - sometimes I discover after taking the shot and looking at the subject on the monitor.
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Overall 10


Danno, Amazon
8 May 2012
  • Summary: What an Amazing piece of Glass... The quality is superb.... I should have bought it years ago...... Every picture is sharp and the colors are spot on..
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Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro Nikkor review by jcarsonbarrett

jcarsonbarrett, slrgear.com
21 March 2012
  • Summary: This is my goto lens when shooting at the local Botanical Garden, and in fact is the only lens I ever carry when visiting. For other uses, it has performed consistantly, always yielding results which are expected from a Nikon Prime lens. Every Macro shot I have taken which has gotten "oohs and aahs" from my photo club, has been shot with this lens. I even refer to it as the "badass" of my meager lens collection.
  • Pros: Very Sharp, Excellent Bokeh
  • Cons: Slightly Heavy
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Overall 10

Great Lens for macro work (and portraits are pretty too)

JohnInCO, Amazon
3 December 2011
  • Summary: If you are getting bored with your photography work, get yourself a macro. A macro lens REALLY teaches you to slow down and LOOK at the world around you. And there is just so much beauty around in things you usually ignore. Lens is well built but hunts around a lot. Because it's a macro, sometimes I can't get the aperature any more open than 3.2. The hunting for focus can be annoying and I would never shoot this lens with moving children.
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Overall 10

The finest macro lens I've ever used

J. Chambers, Amazon
1 December 2011
  • Summary: Until I had to give up scuba diving and underwater photography (medical reasons), this Nikon 105mm f/2.8 macro lens was my favorite lens for capturing the very small marine critters like crabs, shrimp, and extreme close-up details of larger animals. I used the lens on a Nikon D300 in an underwater housing, and I won or placed in a number of underwater photo competitions with it.
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