An effective f4.8 at 1 foot focusing distance is a surprise.
Charlie, B&H Photo
1 week ago
Excerpt: The biggest surprize was the change in effective aperature at distances under 10 feet. I first thought the lens was defective, but thanks to the good folks at B & H, I found this was true with all Nikon macro lenses for digital cameras.
Excerpt: This is an incredible lens which mates with the Nikon D7200 perfectly but it wouldn't allow me to get close enoughto my subjkect to get the shots I wanted. I exchanged it for the 60mm which is lighter and allows me to take pictures closer to my subject.
Excerpt: After holding off for months and basically waiting for the duller season to set in, I finally got my copy of this lens to keep me occupied indoors : -) This is a specialty lens, requires some self-training before attempting to use it to take beautiful shots.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I purchased this lens for both headshot and macro work. I have not yet used it for headshots, but have used it for work with leaves. Fabulous outcomes with exactly the effect I was looking for with the shallow depth of field yet, incredible detail on the in focus areas.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I use this lens for portrait and macro photography. The lens is sharp and has fast focusing while using it for macro. With the wide 2.8 aperture it is even super for sporting events where I am not that far away.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction