Excerpt: These review requests occur a bit soon after purchase, but we'll tell what we think for now. This lens was purchased to replace/update our previous Nikkor micro 105mm D-series lens. We bought it with D7100 camera body. The VR feature will give some freedom of movement in conditions where a tripod might be inconvenient.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Before I begin my review, let me qualify myself. I have been a photography enthusiast for 43 years now, and a Nikon owner for all but the first 2. I bought the original 105mm f4 macro lens back in 1976, along with a cheap ring light and used it for years to photograph flowers and bugs. The original lens focused to 1: 2, and to get to 1: 1 you had to attach the PN-1 extension ring.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I am a portrait photographer who shoots mainly high school seniors. However, I am also an occasional second-shooter for weddings and I want to dive into newborn photography as well. I thought this lens would work great as both a macro AND a portrait lens. What I found was an absolutely amazing lens. The build quality is solid and heavy. As someone mentioned earlier, I like the weight...because it helps me get a more steady shot.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I used to have the venerable 105 f/2.5 (non-macro) from my slide-shooting days. Unfortunately, over the years of storage (while I quit photography) it developed some fungus problems, and it was time to replace it. When I got back into photography, I bought the 105 f/2.8 macro. It is every bit as good as the old 105 lens. It's razor sharp, has wonderful color and contrast, and a flat field of view.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use this lens both inside and outside (nature) for Macro photography, and have found nothing so far to complain about.My primary camera is a Nikon D-810 and have seen no edge blurring either inside or outside.I live in a very bright tropical environment and have take some great floral pictures the past couple of weeks using this lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Reasonably fast lens, Strong Construction