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Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro Nikkor Lens - U.S.A. Warranty

SKU: NK10528AFVRU MFR: 2160
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About the Nikon 105mm F/2.8

105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor. Engineered for use with either Nikon DX format digital or 35mm SLR cameras, this superbly crafted lens is ideal for outstanding close-up and general photography.

Vibration Reduction
Nikon's enhanced VR (VRII) technology is built into the 105mm VR Micro-Nikkor, which enables photographers to capture sharp images at shutter speeds approximately four stops slower than would otherwise be possible (at near infinity to 1/3x shooting). This is especially powerful for handheld close-up photography, where even the smallest camera movement can result in blur. In addition, VRII technology provides a stable viewfinder image, making it easier for your customers to frame their compositions, even at high magnification shooting.

Silent Wave Motor and Internal Focusing
Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures fast and quiet autofocusing. This is a must for close-up nature photographers, as extraneous noise could disturb the subject. SWM technology also enables quick switching between auto and manual focus operation. The Internal Focusing system offers a non-rotating front lens element, making it an excellent match with circular polarizing filters and Nikon's R1 and R1C1 Wireless Speedlight Systems

Nano Crystal Coat and ED Glass
The new 105mm VR Micro-Nikkor lens features proven Nikon technologies such as Nano Crystal Coat and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass. Nano Crystal Coat further reduces flare and ED glass element minimizes chromatic aberration. These work together to provide stunning image quality.

The Nikon 105mm F/2.8 is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro, Macro and portraits, Macro photography, Night photography, Portrait, Portraits, Special effects, Sports/action, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 105mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Photography student, Professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 105mm F/2.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 105mm F/2.8: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easily mounted, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged, Simple controls and Strong construction.

Nikon 105mm F/2.8 Includes

  • HB-38 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • CL-1020 Flexible Lens Pouch
  • LC-62 Snap-on Front Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap
  • Nikon 5 Year USA Warranty (1 Year International + 4 Year USA Extension)

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (82) , Strong construction (79) , Consistent output (66) , Durable (62) , Easily interchangeable (53) , Rugged (47) , Nice bokeh (45) , Lightweight (7) , Easily mounted (4) , Simple controls (4)
Cons:
Heavy (43) , Slow focus (13) , Pricey / poor value (3)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (76) , Portraits (22) , Low light (18) , Wildlife photos (18) , Landscape/scenery (17) , Weddings (17) , Night photography (11) , Macro (10) , Sports/action (9) , Special effects (6) , Wildlife (6) , General purpose (5) , Macro and portraits (4) , Portrait (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (40) , Semi-pro photographer (25) , Enthusiast (21) , Casual photographer (9) , Professional (6) , Photography student (4) , Pro photographer (3) , Semi-professional (3) , Casual user (2) , Beginner (1)

Nikon 105mm F/2.8 Features

  • Provides continuous focusing from Infinity to life-size (1:1), offering extra working distance in demanding conditions.
  • New VR II Vibration Reduction offers the equivalent of shutter speeds up tond-hefour steps faster (at near infinity to 1/3x shooting). This provides sharper images in hand-held close-up photography and expands versatility
  • A Nikon Extra - Low Dispersion (ED) glass element delivers superior optical performance for both digital and 35mm photography. ED glass minimizes chromatic aberrations, contributing to improved contrast and resolution performance.
  • Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto-focusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject working distance through the focus range.
  • Non-Rotating Front Design provides for more convenient use with circular polarizing filters and R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System.
  • The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast and quiet autofocusing, and quick switching between autofocus and manual operation. (M/A and M)
  • Specifically Engineered for Both Nikon Digital and 35mm SLR Cameras, appear moreensuring high quality and high performance for all photographers from amateurs to professionals

Nikon 105mm F/2.8 Specifications

Construction 14 elements in 12 groups (with 1 ED glass element and 1 Nano Crystal Coat-deposited lens element)
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
Nikon FX/35mm Film
Note: AF not supported by D40 and D60 cameras
Angle of view 23 Degrees (15 Degrees with Nikon DX Format
F stop range 2.8-32
Closest Focusing Distance 1.0'
Maximum Magnification 1:1
Filter Size 62mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 3.3" x 4.5" (83 x 116mm)
Weight 27.9 oz. (790g)
Notes Optional accessories: 62mm screw-in filters, AF-S Teleconverters TC-14E II/17E II/20E II (Auto focus operation is not possible. VR and AE functions are available.)
(Picture angle, when used with Nikon DX format digital SLRs is equivalent to a 157.5mm on a 35mm format SLR)
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