Reviews and Problems with Nikon Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8
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19 March 2014
Summary: For a novice photographer I am learning a lot with this lens and having a lot of fun. It's heavy but it is smooth and takes wonderful shots. It's my first MF lens and I see the differences in lighting and all that - you have to think a bit and that is fun. Love it!!!!
Excerpt: I use the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor AIS lens for product or still life photography. Also for nature shots you just don't want to miss! The clarity of the lens is amazing! It does take some getting used to as far as the manual focus, but the lens is VERY sturdy and I was very impressed of the body of the lens.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: The perfect lens for commercial photograpy, fashion, portrait, product, video and a great macro lens. This lens has a realy sharp image, with very low chromatic aberrations, for the price, it´s a top quality lens,
Summary: After comparing this lens to the latest G-lenses of Nikon, I decided to go for mechanical lenses for my D800E. This one especially has an Excellent optical performance, perfect size/weight-performance ratio, and it is a great great value for used prices!
Summary: Surely one of the best manual focus Nikkors ever made. If you can find one in excellent condition with its supplied HS-8 lens hood and accessory PN-11 extension tube, grab it quickly. It will not disappoint. With VR and AF being rather redundant in the macro field, carrying the extra bulk this adds to the AF-S 105mm f/2.8 VR is a bit pointless when this much less bulky lens is more than up to the task of taking photographs every bit as good in image quality as the newer...
Summary: This is one case where an older design is a superb design. I have used it for the past generation for everything from photographing dragonflies to flowers and for landscape photography in places like the heart of the Tibetan Plateau. It is sharp corner to corner, even wide open, will stand more accidental abuse than most lenses, and is bright enough in the viewfinder to work with effectively. Beautiful bokeh, for what it is worth.
Summary: It seems like quite a few of these reviews are of the VR/AF version of this lens... I just thought someone should point that out to anyone actually reading these because they want to buy the Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8.