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Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens - 2160

Abt Model: 2160 | UPC Code: 018208021604
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2.8G IF-ED Lens - 2160/ Nikon F-Bayonet Mount Type/ 105mm Focal Length/ f/2.8 Maximum Aperture/ f/32 Minimum Aperture/ FX/35mm Format/ Compatible Formats FX, DX, FX In DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film/ Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization/ Super Integrated Coating/ Autofocus/ Internal Focusing/ Minimum Focus Distance 1.0 Ft./ Black Finish
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Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens - 2160

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.

Specifications:

  • Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet
  • Focal Length 105mm
  • Maximum Aperture f/2.8
  • Minimum Aperture f/32
  • Format FX/35mm
  • Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 15°
  • Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 23°20'
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1.0x
  • Lens Elements 14
  • Lens Groups 12
  • Compatible Format(s)
    • FX
    • DX
    • FX in DX Crop Mode
    • 35mm Film
  • VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
  • Diaphragm Blades 9
  • Distance Information
  • Nano Crystal Coat
  • ED Glass Elements 1
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Autofocus
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
  • Internal Focusing
  • Minimum Focus Distance 1.0ft.(0.314m)
  • Focus Mode
    • Auto
    • Manual
    • Manual/Auto
  • G-type
  • Filter Size 62mm
  • Accepts Filter Type Screw-on

What's In The Box:

  • 62mm Snap-on front lens cap (LC-62)
  • Rear lens cap (LF-1)
  • Bayonet hood (HB-38)
  • Flexible lens pouch (CL-1020)

*Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area.

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 3.3"
  • Length: 4.6"
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Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens
 
4.9

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5.0

Opens new horizons!

By Woodsmith

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens:

This lens allows me to pursue areas I have alway wanted to explore. Outstanding combination lens for portraits and closeups. This lens needs to be tried to be believed.

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5.0

Superb Lens!

By TexPhoto

from Houston

Comments about Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens:

I was skeptical of this lense at first because of the price, as I am new to photography as a hobby. It is definitely worth it. I am delighted to have purchased it! You can take nice macro shots from a reasonable distance. It also is good for portrait shots. It works works well with my D5200.

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5.0

Great lens for macro.

By NikonGSpringPatch

from Springfield, IL, USA

Comments about Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens:

After having read reviews for this lens all over i wanted a lens which would be suitable for macro and portrait photography. Ive never done macro work before and was keen on getting this lens as it had some of the best reviews all around. Just got it in my hand yesterday and in spite of knowing this lens was heavy feeling it in my hands made me realize the actual weight it carried. This lens is heavy!! I use a Nikon D600 and after attaching the lens to the body it felt pretty ok. I took a couple of trial shots on general setting, manual, shutter speed around 250 and aperture about 3.3, i cant bel;ieve how easy it was to get great pictures even for a novice like me. The perspective that macro offers was new to me and just after a couple of clicks the pictures were pretty unbeleiavable. I soon realized that at macro level the aperture def needs to be played around with to get the crisp shots. The bokeh is out of this world. on smaller subjects the focus hunting was pretty noticable and frustrating, and i quickly set it on manual and noticed it to be much easier to focus than autofocus. I havent had chance to try portraits using this lens. I would highly recommend this lens as the quality is awesome. I am attaching a few first sample shots from this lens and remember i wasnt even trying to get a professional quality.

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(8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great macro lens! very sensitive

By semi-pro published

from MA

Comments about Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens:

Bought this lens with the R1C1 commander kit and the pair is perfect together. The speedlight flash kit goes together very easily and works real nice. Paid the extra for the flash setup and it made life a LOT easier. Also, setup and breakdown is simple and the macro lens and flash kit travels easily in any camera bag.

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sharp macro lens

By MoT

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens:

This is my favorite lens for both fx and dx bodies. I have made more good photographs with this lens then all my other lens. Though it is a bit heavy it is worth it for the images it produces.

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5.0

Unbelievable , amazing lense for close up dental photos

By Dentist 1

from Los Angeles ,CA

Comments about Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens:

I use this lens for my dental practice photos and I got a great photos with this lense and my D7000 nikon camera.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sharpness of the lens

By LSP

from Malaysia

Comments about Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens:

This Lens is really amazing, the sharpness of the lens is really like a razor, i love to use it. And i also use this lens to shot Landscape photo too. Is a really recommended lens for macro, portraiture, and etc purpose.

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunningly sharp lens

By Photo Enthusiast

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens:

I've had this lens for nearly 5 months and until recently had been using it with my Nikon D7000 and now with my new Nikon D600. This lens is superb on both the DX and FX format cameras. I use it primarily for shooting insects of various types but have occasioned to take a portrait or two and the sharpness of this lens is nothing short of breathtaking. With portraits I've had to soften the images or I get a lot of push-back on seeing too many blemishes or wrinkles from the subjects in the photos. When I first got it I struggled a bit with auto-focus "hunting" but have gradually adapted to it to where it is no longer an issue. I can't be more specific because I didn't do anything special other than more or less learning how the lens likes to be operated. Also in that regard I've read many a report that the vibration reduction and even the auto-focus is virtually useless when doing 1:1 macros. I have not found this to be the case. I use both to great advantage and rarely have had to manually focus. Overall this is one truly outstanding lens worth every penny I paid for it. Highly recommended!

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(25 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatility and superb image quality

By Grimbot

from Grimsby, ON, Canada

Comments about Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens:

I recently bought the Nikkor Micro 105 VR lens to match up with my new Nikon D600. What a fantastic combination! The VR works very well and I have been able to get some good macro shots hand held...I'm looking forward to some extensive tripod work with this lens. Image quality with the Micro 105 VR is superb...tack sharp....and with the dynamic range of the D600 this lens really shines with outstanding colours and contrast...right out of the camera. Auto focus is very fast, although the D600 does "hunt' a bit with this lens depending on the subject being photographed (some of that could have been me working with a new camera). The bokeh is very smooth and buttery which gives the Micro 105 VR even more versatility as a general purpose lens with perhaps even a bit of portrait work thrown in. The shots below were taken hand held....the hole in the leaf is a 100% crop from a tiny segment of the overall photo. I shot the spider in its web with my D600 and D7000 about 1 minute apart. You can see the differences between how the the DX sensor D7000 and the FX sensor D600 work with this lens. The superior sensor in the D600 with its outstanding dynamic range was able to bring out so much more detail in the spider than could my D7000.....the spider looking dark and flat by comparison. The images were taken with identical camera settings, exposures etc. The D600 really enables the Micro 105 VR to excel. All images are jpegs straight out of the cameras with no adjustments what-so-ever. I also have a Nikkor Micro 85 VR lens which is a very good DX lens but it simply cannot compete with the outstanding image quality of the Micro 105 VR. I have no hesitation recommending the Micro 105 VR...it is superb.

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5.0

Perfect - Multipurpose Lens

By Vishy

from Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Comments about Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens:

Awesome... has left me speechless on several occasions... I would recommend this lens to serious hobbyists and others above that level already have this beauty... Macro world gives you immense opportunities and kind of "unlocks" a different world altogether. Indoor Portraits in low light conditions are pretty sharp... I have actually not used my other lenses for the last 4+ weeks since this has been around. Portraits are primarily shot in the 85-125mm range, this lens sits smack in the sweet spot of that range. Use your feet to zoom in and zoom out if needed. I have a D5000, and have not gone above 640 ISO. Have got crisp handheld shots ~1/25 with f16+ for macro (means very low light conditions). Macro mode will need some practice to get used to - but that is the way macro oughta be! for Portraits... I've not gone below f9 and not higher than 200 ISO with exceedingly fast shutter speeds. Highly Recommended. A Nikkor .... will always outlast.

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