Reviews and Problems with Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF VR AF-S Micro
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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!
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.
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.
Great Lens for macro work (and portraits are pretty too)
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.
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.
Simply Amazing. Just hit the buy button...you will not regret it!!!
Ali Navaie, Amazon
17 October 2011
Summary: Ladies and gents, boys and girls...get yourself ready to get up and close to your subject. To begin with, I'm very used to having great lens on my D7000, I currently own the "Nikon Holy Trinity set," thus my expectation on "good glass" is very high. With that said, this lens does not disappoint in anyway shape matter or form. Optically the lens delivers fantastic sharpness and clarity. Speed of the AF system is crazy FAST! And the VR system is second to none.
Summary: Typical Nikon level pro glass- high quality glass, great dispersion elements, great build, dead on AF, incredible images when used correctly. Arguably a little heavy. However, pro's are used to the weight. Weight, in my opinion, is commensurate with quality glass. Understand this is a single focal length 2.8.
Summary: This lens is extremely sharp. At f2.8 it currently has the highest DxO Mark rating of any tested lens on any camera body. Autofocus is surprisingly fast and effective for a macro lens, even at 1:1 magnification. Other macro lenses that I have used required manual focus at high levels of magnification, but I can shoot faster and more accurately with this lens using autofocus.
Summary: Just got this in the mail today and so far it's easily the best lens I own. Here's a few things I've noticed so far. Pros: 1) Excellent image quality 2) The AF motor is indeed extremely quiet, it makes a quiet pur as compared to more convential AF systems which make a loud mechanical buzzing sound. 3) The bokeh is excellent. 4) Feels sturdy and well built (because it is) 5) The hood is very nice even though the hood mount on mine seems to be slightly crooked.