Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2,8 G IF-ED Micro-Nikkor VR


Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2,8 G IF-ED Micro-Nikkor VR


Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2,8 G IF-ED Micro-Nikkor VR
This is a prime lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 2006.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
The lens has macro-capabilities and is able to reproduce things in their true size (1:1) which is good, it tends to be the rule for calling a lens a 'true' macro lens.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 105 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 62 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "HB-38 ".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced an earlier version and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Nikon AF 105mm f/2,8 D Micro-Nikkor (1993)
Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2,8 G IF-ED Micro-Nikkor VR  (2006) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Prices and awards
TIPA TIPA Awards 2006: Professional Lens
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2,8 G IF-ED Micro-Nikkor VR
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2,8 G IF-ED Micro-Nikkor VR
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Has a built-in image stabilizer
Manages to reproduce things at 1:1 (Macro)
Works on all sensor types
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
The lens is the latest among several editions
The lens was awarded at TIPA Awards 2006: Professional Lens
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
The price (more info)
Specification
Product Name:Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2,8 G IF-ED Micro-Nikkor VR  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2006
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Telephoto Lens
Macro
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Length 105 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  105 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  158 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 14 elements / 12 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, VR II
Closest Focusing Distance:31 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 62 mm
Lens Hood:
HB-38 (included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):83 x 116 mm
Vikt:720 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
Product Page (Nikon):
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Text from Nikon:"This medium telephoto Micro lens is ideal for extreme close-up and portrait work with greater working distances and AF from infinity to life-size (1:1).

The world’s first macro lens featuring Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and Vibration Reduction (VR) designed for close-up and macro photography; versatile for all photographic situations.

Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.

Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject working distance thorough the focus range.

Provides continuous focusing from infinity to life-size (1:1), offering extra working distance in demanding conditions.

High-resolution and high optical performance with Nano Crystal Coat and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements enhances overall image quality by further reducing flare and chromatic aberrations, contributing to improved color, contrast and clarity.

Non-rotating front design is convenient for use with circular polarizing filters and the R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System."
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
bythom.com
http://www.bythom.com/105AFSlens.htm
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/nikon-af-s-nikkor-2-8-105-mm-vr-g-ed-micro-an-nikon-d700-1036033,923.html
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/nikon-af-s-nikkor-2-8-105-mm-vr-g-ed-micro-an-nikon-d300-makrotest-1022341,923.html
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Nikon-AF-S-VR-Micro-Nikkor-105mm-f28G-IF-ED
 
nikonglass.blogspot.com
http://nikonglass.blogspot.com/2008/02/nikkor-105mm-f28g-afs-vr.html
 
nikonians.org
http://www.nikonians.org/nikon/nikkor-105mm_AF-S/review.html
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/nikon-slr-lenses-40/macro-slr-lenses-70/135-nikon-af-s-vr-micro-nikkor-105mm-f28g-ed-if.html
 
techradar.com
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/camera-lenses/nikon-nikkor-105mm-f-2-8g-af-s-vr-micro-282202/review
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2,8 G IF-ED Micro-Nikkor VR
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2,8 G IF-ED Micro-Nikkor VR
Different versions of this lens
1993 Nikon AF 105mm f/2,8 D Micro-Nikkor
2006 Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2,8 G IF-ED Micro-Nikkor VR

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