Reviews and Problems with Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF VR AF-S Micro
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Fantastic product that performs as described.
3 weeks ago
Summary: The lens is nearly flawless. Has a little bit of internal dust, but nothing that affects the picture quality. The lens functions as it would brand new out of the box. Lens mount, contacts, and front and rear elements in fantastic condition. Picture clarity, contrast, sharpness, and color reproduction are phenomenal. Everything I would expect from a gold ring Nikkor lens. All original packaging did not ship and it did not come with the case.
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.
Very glad I bought it instead of a third-party lens.
4 November 2012
Summary: This is truly a wonderful lens, both for macro (micro) work as well as portraits. It is very sharp and feels perfectly balanced with my Nikon D90 that has an added grip. The price is a tad high, but "you get what you pay for.
A professional caliber lens with amazing macro and portaiture uses
7 October 2012
Summary: This is an incredibly sharp lens. It offers a 1:1 ratio together with a bit of space between your subject and the lens. It weighs in a bit on the heavy side, but it is very sturdy feeling. The VR allows you to hand hold normal shots at a pretty low shutter speed - about 2 to 3 stops past where you would normally need a tripod. I use mine for a medium telephoto with an effective range of 157.5mm when compared with 35mm.
"Can't do without" Macro lens. At around 800 for a good used one, it is an
5 October 2012
Summary: This, IMO is the premier Macro(Micro) lens in Nikon's lineup. It is a "Can't do without" for an underwater photographer. The newer versions have the VR feature(Vibration Resistance)And it really helps when using this lens without a tripod. If you do close up or portrait work, you need this lens. Small enough to not be a hindrance when handheld as well. Most pros will have a copy of this lens in their bag. Much better than the 60mm and not massive like the 200 Micro.
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.
Summary: The micro-nikkor 105 has been around for many years. It has knife-sharp optics, gives you a comfortable working range for macros, and it's a good medium-telephoto in its own right. The lens needs an update; it's quite heavy, the AF system is very slow and noisy. But it's accurate, reliable, and fast. All in all, I'm very happy with it, and because they're plentiful, you can buy them on ebay for a reasonable sum.