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8.9 out of 10

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

The world’s first macro lens equipped with SWM and VR systems. * Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

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Overall 8
8.0

Good lens, [...]

Tog, J&R
17 June 2010
  • Summary: As mentioned by other reviewers, this is a great lens, and especially good for portraits, people and landscapes, and for macro. The only disappointing thing is that the autofocus is much slower than I expected, especially compared to the Nikon 300 f4 lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Lens. J&R terrible packing job !!!

NY ISLANDER, J&R
24 April 2010
  • Summary: J&R just threw the Nikon box containing the lens inside a box just large enough for the Nikon box WITH NO ADDITIONAL PACKING MATERIAL. The lens arrived in good condition but I will NEVER purchase another lens from this company because of their lack of proper packing.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slight reframing problem
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Overall 8
8.0

You get what you pay for

Nate the Great, J&R
4 March 2010
  • Summary: This is a pricy lens, but if you are even considering moving up to an fx from dx, get it. Its a worth while investment. I use it on a dx body right now, but I plan on using this lens for many years so I consider it an investment. Extremely sharp and fast.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 6
6.0

Very sharp. Great macro lens, good portraits too

Rightwingphotog, Bestbuy
26 October 2009
  • Summary: A very nice lens. It fills the gap in my lens bag well.
  • Pros: Low price point for a pro lens
  • Cons: A liitle big
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Overall 8
8.0

Don't stand so close to me!

Bob C., B&H Photo
28 January 2009
  • Summary: Best feature: The lens does not extend towards the subject when close focusing - so the open space between subject and the front of the lens is maintained. So you won't have subjects scared off by a lens protruding into their space and making them feel that you are getting too close to them. In terms of IQ (sharpness and contrast) it is excellent - though I'm not sure I can tell the difference between it and its rivals (Tamron 90mm and Tokina 100mm macro lenses).
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Tack Sharp!

oneadam12, B&H Photo
20 January 2009
  • Summary: I currently use my new 105 f/2.8 VR lens for both portrait and macro photography, although I lean more toward my portrait applications. The lens has produced some of my best images in clarity, sharpness, and contrast! The lens is built like a tank (in a good way!). You definitely feel like you have a 'pro' lens when you attach it to your camera body. I have noticed that the lens has a tendancy to 'hunt' or 'search' when focusing.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Macro Deluxe

Tim, B&H Photo
22 December 2008
  • Summary: Use this on my second body at weddings for portrait and Macro shots. Great IQ. Slow to focus. In low light this lens does not stay at 2.8. it shifts to F3, 3.2. Spoke with Nikon SUpport and found out that this is a glich with the lens. Not a big concern once I figured it out. Slow focusing. Great for Macro, very sharp portrait lens. May get an 85 1.4 too.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

The "new" 105

Helodriver, B&H Photo
31 October 2008
  • Summary: I use my new 105 for portraits and macro photography. It replaced a Nikon 105 f/2.8 Micro AF lens I purchased for my F4 in 1992. While the old lens served me well through the 1990's and up until this year, I wanted a lens that the newer digital bodies could integrate with more thoroughly. I love the AF S focusing. I can tweak AF manually without having to turn it off. The lens focuses very quickly and silently. This is the first prime VR lens I have owned.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Macro

Trekker Norm, B&H Photo
4 October 2008
  • Summary: Fast focus used as telephoto while not so as macro. VR is relatively useless on macro. Its best to manually focus and use a tripod for macros.
  • Pros: Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Lens hood too large
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Overall 8
8.0

Good lens, could use some enhancement.

freakedoutmatt, B&H Photo
3 October 2008
  • Summary: I bought this lens about 2 weeks ago and I love it. It is excellent as long as you do not have to be within 1 foot of your subject. However, if you want to be within that one foot and you are using extension tubes, GOOD LUCK! Focusing is awful! Manual focus is near-impossible because the lens moves whenever you touch it. The lens needs a mount. On larger subjects that are easier to focus on the focus works with extension tubes.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
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