REVIEW: Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G ED IF VR Micro Lens
1 March 2011
Excerpt: This Micro lens from Nikon, was the first of it's kind to include vibration reduction when it was introduced. It sports a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, a silent wave focusing motor, which allows full time manual focus override and Nikon's Nano Crystal anti-reflective lens coatings.
Conclusion: There is not a lot I can criticise about this lens considering the optical performance along side the build quality and features. I think it will find a lot of friends amongst both professionals and keen amateurs alike.
Pros: The only true macro with stabilisation. And it works, Truly superb optical quality, Rapid and silent autofocus
Cons: The price, Drop-off in resolution at the edges when wide open. (Minor)
Excerpt: Not only is it a large optic, it works out at 120g heavier than Canon's 100mm macro, weighing in at a mighty 720g. It's unique in that it's the only lens to incorporate optical image stabilisation with Nikon's Vibration Reduction (VR II) function offering the equivalent stability of a shutter speed...
Conclusion: What can be written in the summary? Nikkor 2.8/105 VR is undoubtedly a very fine instrument, which will enable us taking very sharp photos. The problem (problem for Nikon, not to its customers) is that there is a great competition in the class of macro lenses of focal length 100 mm.
Cons: some problems at work against bright light, prohibitive price