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
Excerpt: I intend to use this for macro and portraits. I just got it, and have not yet tried it as a full portrait lens. When the condition is right, the shots are incredible. There is some hunting in auto focus, and lens creep, but usually I finish macro shots with manual focus, and have gotten better...
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I nearly returned this lens because I felt it wasn't focusing correctly. I'm so glad I didn't. All that was needed was a minor adjustment in my d750 auto fine tune bumped up to +6 it works perfectly now.
Excerpt: This 105mm VR is a great piece of glass and it's a solid hunk of professional precision made mostly of metal. It has improved my macro photography dramatically and I can get within 12 inches of my subject. A am also using it with my TC-2 for further enlargement of tiny subjects.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, Very Sharp
Excerpt: After many months of hesitating to buy a macro and considerable reading reviews and manufacturer's specs, I finally came back to the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm as my choice. I am so pleased with my choice.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: A great lens if you want to do some creative shots close up (plants, insects, animals, food, jewellery etc). Also good for portraits where you might want a very shallow depth of field or a close up of an eyelash or a baby's foot etc.
Pros: Exactly what was ordered, in perfect condition and brand new