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

7 October 2007
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary

Pros:

  • solid casing and good build quality
  • excellent image quality, both in the centre and in the corner of the frame
  • exquisite chromatic aberration
  • small distortion
  • not too big astigmatism
  • great work of autofocus
  • effective stabilization
Cons:
  • some problems at work against bright light
  • prohibitive price
What can be written in the summary? Nikkor 2.8/105 VR is undoubtedly a very fine instrument, which will enable us taking very sharp photos. The problem (problem for Nikon, not to its customers) is that there is a great competition in the class of macro lenses of focal length 100 mm. In relation to its competitors Nikkor may boast itself with a great advantage, which is stabilization. Does a better work of autofocus than in Sigma, Tokina or Tamron give basis to pay 760$ for it? And we must remember that it is twice as much as for its competitors. In our opinion, definitely no and until the price will not decrease, independent manufacturers may not being afraid of the sales results of their macro lenses.


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Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR - Summary
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 105 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/320 sec, ISO 320
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 4.4 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 105 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/180 sec, ISO 320
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 4.2 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 105 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/1500 sec, ISO 320
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 4.9 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR - Summary
Camera:Nikon D200
Parameters: 105 mm, f/3.3, exp. 1/1000 sec, ISO 100
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 3.3 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 105 mm, f/3.5, exp. 1/400 sec, ISO 100
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 3.3 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 105 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/60 sec, ISO 250
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 3.5 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 105 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR - Summary
Camera:Nikon D200
Parameters: 105 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/180 sec, ISO 200
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 3.9 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 105 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/1000 sec, ISO 200
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 3.6 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 105 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/180 sec, ISO 100
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 3.7 MB




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