Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
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Great portrait and up close photography
27 August 2014
Excerpt: Although I really enjoy this lens i realize its not for everyone. I know a few friends that have tried it and hated it. The AF is extremely fast and is a great pair with any FX camera. Great low light but be careful about tri pod use although I mostly use this handheld with D800 without any issue. The VR is really helpful on this macro.
Excerpt: I use the 105 with a D800 and find the images to be extremely sharp. I read the positive reviews about this lens's VR performance but the lens delivers beyond my expectations, making it a very flexible tool for general shooting, close-up, and macro work. The lens contains a lot of glass, making it a little on the heavy side, and the VR rattles a bit when active.
Excerpt: This lens has been highly rated throughout all consumer reviews. And it does perform as rated. However the lens hunts for focus more than I would like and it is HEAVY and BULKY. It's like having a brick attached to the end of your camera. Some may not be concerned about that because after all it will be on a tripod for macro work so what does it matter. But I wanted it to do double duty- macro and short tele lens.
Excerpt: While I'm learning to use this lens I'm not the best judge. I have not yet mastered the science of optimal focus, perhaps a focus rail will help with that. For now, I'm using tethering software with focus bracketing. Results have been good, but not everything I was hoping for. I should get better as I gain experience.The lens is heavy, hand holding it can be difficult for long periods of time.
Excerpt: This lens is incredible. Anybody who has done their research knows that the AF motor isn't as fast as the one on the 24-70 or 70-200 but aside from that, this is an amazing piece of pro-quality glass. It's so nice to be able to switch from macro photography to a quick candid without changing lenses. I really love this lens for photos on the dance floor at weddings as well.
Excerpt: I've been using the Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro lens for a couple of weeks now. So far I'm liking it! I started with close up photography and wanted to get into macro photography. This is a refurbished lens but I found nothing wrong with it, although there's a lot of dust inside. I read that that's no a problem with lenses.
Excerpt: Lens does NOT extend during focusing - welcome feature, front element does not rotate so using a polarizer is no problem. Focus is flow if on full, but if not doing macro, set the limiter on and focus is very fast, mostly do manual focus for macro work anyway. Not true prime, don't expect F/2.8 at 1: 1. Now, if only Nikon can remove the "SPOTS" from my D600!!!!
Excerpt: This is an incredibly sharp lens not only for macro work but also as a medium telephoto portrait lens. The lens suffers from "focus breathing" where the image changes size as you refocus making it impractical for focus stacking. Perhaps most annoying is that it is not a constant aperture lens, as the aperture changes as you focus a various distances. Nevertheless, due to its sharpness and detail capabilities I would recommend this lens to anyone.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged