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

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

Postby Phil Lee » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:08 am

Here are some photos from my 105mm Micro Nikkor. I've mainly used it for watch photos. Watches are something of a hobby of mine. I also took a few flower photos when I got the lens and have posted examples of both types here. The lens is excellent when mounted on a tripod. All but the last two flower photos were taken with the camera on a tripod and VR switched off. With VR enabled the lens tends to hunt for focus. This is especially true when trying to get very close to a subject. I found it much easier to get really close using a tripod. All photo were taken with my D80 using NEF and post processed using Lightroom.

Camera on tripod without VR:

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Camera handheld with VR:

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Postby Gordon Laing » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:30 pm

Great examples Phil!
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Postby Thomas » Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:29 pm

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Arranged with sunlight and shadow on a black carton. Shot at F/32, 1/8sec.
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first shots with my new 105 micro

Postby matthiasmesser » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:26 am

Hi folks,

here are my first attempts at 1:1 with the Nikkor DX VR 105 2.8 Micro
The subject is a stainless steel kitchen sieve I use for my pasta.
The holes are around 2mm diameter.
The image was scaled to its smaller size with GIMP.
Camera: D300
Aperture: F/13
Exposure: 15s (!!)
No flash

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See below a 100% crop

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Postby matthiasmesser » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:55 pm

Hi folks,

I just cant' believe that there's nobody out there who uses this lens.
Pictures, anybody? I'll send some more myself soon...

Cheers,
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Postby Digz » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:30 pm

Ok here's some sample shots from my 105 macro


1/60 f/11 @ 105mm ISO100

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1/60 f/11 at 105mm ISO 100

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100% Crop at edge

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Postby alex168 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:03 pm

Yeah this lens is pretty awsome i used it in the shop and BAM is great..no doubt about it!

Nice pictures, and shows well what this lens is capable of doing!
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Postby matthiasmesser » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:00 pm

Hi DigZ,

awsome, man!!!! Once more, it shows that buying this
lens was no mistake.

This definitely motivates me for finding some time to
enter one or two of my more recent pictures...


Cheers,
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Postby johngunnar » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:17 pm

A few more. Be advised to be careful when taking pictures like the first three as to not get any sparks on your glass :P


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Camera: Nikon D700
Exposure: 0.2 sec (1/5)
Aperture: f/4.0
Focal Length: 105 mm
Exposure: 0.00
ISO Speed: 1250
Exposure Bias: 0 EV


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Camera: Nikon D700
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 105 mm
Exposure: 0.00
ISO Speed: 800

(used live view as not to blind myself)


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Camera: Nikon D700
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 105 mm
Exposure: 0.00
ISO Speed: 1600
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV


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Camera: Nikon D700
Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperture: f/14.0
Focal Length: 105 mm
Exposure: +0.19
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV

(tripod used, no VR)

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Added 100% crop of the above upper rightish corner.


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When it comes to color fringing, I have noticed that quiet a bit as well, though it is usually easily fixed in PP so no problem there. As for the build quality Ive dropped this lens from about waist height down on a concrete floor and the only thing that got ruined was the filter. Its very sturdy. The color rendition and contrast are excellent. Its okay for portraits, though a bit too sharp.
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Postby RedRowan » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:53 am

Was shooting some macro shots in the back yard a while ago and managed to get a few shots of my nephew while he was playing.

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/2000)
Aperture: f/3.2
Focal Length: 105 mm
ISO Speed: 400

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Postby RedRowan » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:08 pm

Another couple of shots.

Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/22.0
Focal Length: 105 mm
ISO Speed: 400

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Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 105 mm
ISO Speed: 400

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Nikkor 105mm VR

Postby DCMAN363 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:30 pm

Here is mine with a D200

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Postby Robodent » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:41 pm

by request, ive posted the images from my review of the lens- Enjpy 8)
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Mode: Aperture Priority
Aperture: f4
Shutter: 1/100
ISO: 200
Exposure Compensation: -0.7ev
Tripod

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Mode: Aperture Priority
Aperture: f4
Shutter: 1/200
ISO: 200
Exposure Compensation: 0ev
Handheld with VR

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Mode: Aperture Priority
Aperture: f18
Shutter:1/25
ISO: 200
Exposure Compensation: -0.7ev
Tripod

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Mode: Aperture Priority
Aperture: f 4.5
Shutter: 1/80
ISO: 100
Exposure Compensation: 0ev
Handheld with VR

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Mode: Aperture Priority
Aperture: f10
Shutter: 1/50
ISO: 200
Exposure Compensation: -0.7ev
Tripod

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Mode: Aperture Priority
Aperture: f8
Shutter: 1/50
ISO: 200
Exposure Compensation: 0ev
Tripod

These two really demonstrate the sharpness of the lens, i find this quite stunning, even if the image isn’t particularly special.
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Mode: Aperture Priority
Aperture: f18
Shutter: 1/25
ISO: 400
Exposure Compensation: 0ev
Handheld with VR

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Mode: Aperture Priority
Aperture: f13
Shutter: 1/13
ISO: 200
Exposure Compensation: 0ev
Handheld with VR

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Mode: Aperture Priority
Aperture: f4
Shutter: 1/30
ISO:200
Exposure Compensation: 0ev
Tripod

Should post some more shots and impressions soon! Enjoy!
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Postby RedRowan » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:13 pm

Some very nice shots there Robodent.

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Postby MistyCreekPhoto » Thu May 06, 2010 4:47 am

Here are some of my shots taken with this lens.


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and this photo, not on flickr.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/mysho ... ed/821102/
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