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NIKON 105mm F/2.8

NIKON 105mm F/2.8
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436 reviews

Dec, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 436 reviews of NIKON 105mm F/2.8. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The reliability and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the price.

usability, reliability, design, size

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On average, users rate this product 94/100.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for NIKON 105mm F/2.8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of NIKON 105mm F/2.8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D Lens

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Amazon.com review summary for NIKON 105mm F/2.8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of NIKON 105mm F/2.8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size. The reliability also gets good views, whereas some have doubts about the price.

usability, reliability, size

price

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR CamerasNikon 105mm f/2.5 Ai-S Manual Focus Lens105mm f/2.5 Ai-S Lens

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Nikon 105mm f/2D AF DC Lens

 

While I hope to create a full Nikon 105mm f/2D AF DC Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools.This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems...

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Nikon 105mm f/2.8 D AF Micro Review Round-Up

 

The Micro-Nikkor AF 105mm f/2.8 D may be a relatively old lens but it is still capable to deliver excellent results. Optically it is a near-flawless lens with high resolution figures, low vignetting, low CAs and non-existent distortions. The mechanical...

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Nikon 105mm f/2.8G AF-S VR Review by Thom Hogan

 

Nice performance overall, ., , , Personally, I find the lens everything I need at this focal length. The tiny bit of softness in the corners disappears quickly as you stop down, and isn't an issue for me to begin with. But no real distortion,...

VR degrades with focus distance, , . If you were expecting VR hand holding at 1:1 you'll be disappointed., , , , , Limited Focus Range Option, , . You can keep the lens from going into close focus, but you can't keep the lens from looking for long...

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Nikon 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro

 

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Micro-Nikkor AF 105mm f/2.8 D

 

The Micro-Nikkor AF 105mm f/2.8 D is one of Nikon's classic tele macro lenses.At the PMA 2006 the lens has been discontinued in favor of the new AF-S 105mm f/2.8 ED VRbut the AF 105mm lens is still readily available from many suppliers. Due to thevery...

The Micro-Nikkor AF 105mm f/2.8 D may be a relatively old lens but it isstill capable to deliver excellent results. Optically it is a near-flawlesslens with high resolution figures, low vignetting, low CAs and non-existentdistortions. The mechanical...

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Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR lens

 

Professional photographers and enthusiasts seeking the latest opportunity to enhance their extreme close-up and general photography possibilities can rely on Nikon's new 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor. Nikon Inc. (http://www.nikonusa.com)...

The 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor features Nikon's enhanced Vibration Reduction System (VR II) which substantially improves high-quality hand held close-up shooting. The VR II function minimizes the negative effects of camera shake by...

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Must-Have Prime Lens

 

Every photographer should have a fast prime portrait lens along with a good macro lens - this one fits both bills. Deducted one star because Nikon has decided we don\'t need aperture rings anymore.

Fast","Macro","Portrait

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Super sharp, but a little slow to focus

 

I use this for macro shots during weddings, I love this focal length for rings and tiny details. For portraits, it is really difficult to grab focus, so if you are in a situation when you need to be able to shoot people fast, this is not the lens for...

Consistent Output","Durable","Nice Bokeh","Super sharp

Slow Focus

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Perfect For My Use

 

In the past I purchased medium quality lens. In fact, this is my first quality lens and the difference is noticable. Don\'t wait, if you are looking for a quality macro lense buy it. The lense is heavy, but manageable.

Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Strong Construction

Heavy

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Great Lens!

 

I use this for portraits and macro photography, cant do without, my main tool! along with my 24-70mm 2.8!

Product Specifications

The AF-S VR 105 f/2.8G IF-ED brings the benefits of vibration reduction (VR) to the domain of Macro photography. It offers high-resolution, high-optical performance for both digital and 35mm film format SLR cameras. This lens incorporates Nikon's second-generation vibration reduction system (VR II) that allows flexible hand-held shooting by stabilizing the image to the equivalent stability of a shutter speed that is 4 stops faster when compared with a conventional lens (as determined by Nikon performance test). The SWM (Silent Wave Motor) and IF (Internal Focusing) ensure quiet autofocusing with quick and convenient switching between autofocus and manual operation. Optical performance is enhanced by an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element that minimizes chromatic aberration, and Nano Crystal Coat which drastically reduces flare, enabling finely defined, clear images.

Dimensions & Weight

Diameter:3.1in/3.3in/3.4in/3in
Length:4in/5in/6in/7in
Weight:1.7lbs/19.6oz/2.6lbs/25.4oz/26.3oz

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Manufacturer:Nikon/SIGMA
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Micro-Nikkor/Nikon Zoom-Nikkor/Sigma EX

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Intended For:35mm SLR / Digital SLR
Lens Aperture:F/2.8/F/4.5-5.6
Max Focal Length:200mm/300mm
Max View Angle:23.3degrees/23degrees/34.3degrees
Min Focal Length:105mm/70mm
Min Focus Range:11.8in/12.2in/5ft/6ft
Optical Zoom:2.9/4.3
Special Functions:Macro/Tele / Zoom
System Type:Lens
Type:Macro lens/Telephoto zoom lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Nikon F

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Optical
Magnification:1 / 1/1 / 7.8
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