- Model name: Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : Full Frame
- Mounts: Nikon F
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
The AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens is designed for the purpose of extreme close-up photography. This lens provides excellent auto-focusing capabilities from Infinity to life size.
Unlike some of the other Nikkor medium telephoto Micro lenses, the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED incorporates Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) II technology. VR II allows for a hand-held shooting with a shutter speed up to four times slower than normal. For a lens that has such a long focal length, it is imperative that it has optical image stabilization system built in.
Nikon has provided Internal Focusing (IF) technology with this lens which ensures that the lens barrel never protrudes or rotates during focusing. This leads for an easy dialing of the right circ. Polarizer settings. Even if the settings need to be adjusted, it is possible to do so without having to readjust the circ. polarizer again.
The presence of both Nano crystal (N) coated elements and Extra-low dispersion (ED) elements ensures that the lens has a much suppressed effect for chromatic aberrations, flares and ghosting.
The presence of Silent Wave Motor ensures that the lens is ultra-quiet when focusing, not scaring the subjects of close-up photography. M/A (Manual-Auto) focusing allows for a easy manual override of the auto-focusing system and precise focusing.
The lens has a wide aperture of f/2.8. There are 14 lens elements arranged in 12 groups. The diaphragm is made of 9 blades and offers beautiful background blurring when shooting close up photography.The filter thread specification is 62mm and the weight of the lens is 790 grams. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sample Images by AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G on Flickr
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G Specifications
|Construction||14 elements in 12 groups (1 ED glass and Nano Crystal Coat-deposited lens elements)|
|Picture angle||23°20’ [15°20’ with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]|
|Closest focusing distance||0.314m (1.0 ft.)|
|Max reproduction ratio||1:1|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded)|
|Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)||Appproximately 83 x 116mm/3.3 x 4.6 in.|
|Weight||Approximately 750 g/26.5 oz.|
|Accessories||62mm Snap-on front lens cap LC-62, Rear lens cap LF-1, Bayonet hood HB-38, Flexible lens pouch CL-1020|