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NIKON 105mm F/2.8

NIKON 105mm F/2.8
alaAverage 4.8

804 reviews

Sep, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 804 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the value for money.

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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 analysed 67 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.

usability, design, reliability, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Nikon AF-S VR Micro NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED LensNikon 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 210 user reviews of NIKON 105mm F/2.8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

usability, design, reliability, size

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

 

With VR and internal focusing

Nikon's Vibration Reduction system ; Internal focusing system ; Fast and quiet focus

Small focusing window ; Pictures lose sharpness by f/16 ; Distortion and chromatic aberration control isn't the best

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Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G AF-S VR Micro

 

The recently launched Nikkor 105mm is the first macro lens to feature vibration reduction

Excellent autofocus ; Vibration reduction works well

Expensive

The closest focus distance is 0.3 metres, enabling serious enlargement from the 105mm focal length of the lens. Images are wonderfully sharp, even when shooting wide-open, and are free from visible distortion

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Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G AF-S VR Micro review

 

A macro lens with vibration reduction

Excellent autofocus ; Vibration reduction works well

Expensive

TIPA Award!

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Best Professional Lens: AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

 

This lens is the first-ever macro model with an integrated optical stabilizer. This 105mm f/2.8 reaches a life-size reproduction ratio of 1:1 with an ambitious optical construction of 14 elements in 12 groups. It sports an ED lens and features new Nano...

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Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G AF-S VR Micro

 

The recently launched Nikkor 105mm is the first macro lens to feature vibration reduction. What's more, it's Nikon's new, second-generation VR system, which claims to give you a four-stop advantage

Excellent autofocus, Vibration reduction works well

Expensive

With a decent range of features on top of good optics and VR, the Nikkor is worth every penny

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

 

Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED review.

The only true macro with stabilisation. And it works; Truly superb optical quality; Rapid and silent autofocus

Drop-off in resolution at the edges when wide open. (Minor)

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

Header

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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