|E||The lens features electromagnetic aperture control.|
|AF-S||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|MICRO||Macro lens. Designed for close-up photography.|
|G||The lens has no aperture control ring and only supports electronic aperture control from the camera. G lenses provide distance information to the camera as D-type lenses.|
|ED||The lens incorporates low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.|
|IF||The lens has internal focusing. Learn more|
|VR||The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer. The stabilizer allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without stabilizer you will have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.|
|Position in the lineup|
|Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8G IF-ED VR||1:1||Feb 2006||⊗|
|Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8D||1:1||Oct 1993||⊗|
|Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8||1:1||Jun 1990||⊗|
|Nikon AI-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8||1:2||Mar 1983||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||23.3° (35mm full frame)|
|15.3° (Nikon APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||14 elements in 12 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||9|
|Closest focusing distance:||31.4 cm|
|Magnification ratio:||1:1 at the closest focusing distance|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Nikon F)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Stabilizer features:||VR NORMAL|
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 4 stops|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø83 x 116 mm|
|Filter size:||62 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is heavy, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features M/A - M focus mode switch.
|M/A||Autofocus mode that allows switching to manual focus with virtually no time lag - even during autofocus servo operation and regardless of autofocus mode in use.|
|M||Manual focus mode.|
The lens features focusing distance range limiter which allows to choose between the following focusing distance ranges:
|FULL||Full range of focusing distances.|
|0.5 m - ∞||Range of focusing distances suitable for shooting distant subjects.|
By setting the suitable focusing distance range, the actual autofocusing time can be shorter.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 62 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
The lens features optical image stabilizer, which, according to the manufacturer, compensates up to 4 stops of shutter speed. Theoretically it allows to capture sharp images of static subjects at shutter speeds down to 1/7 second(*).
* without the need to increase ISO sensitivity and/or use a tripod, at the same lighting conditions and at the same aperture
The image stabilizer does not have any specialized mode of operation, but is capable of automatic detection of panning and then corrects camera shake only in one direction.
|Sensor size:||35.9×24 mm|
|Vignetting at F/2.8:||-1.38 EV|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 2 MB|
Alternatives (AF, 92..118 mm)
|Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8||1:1||1990||⊗|
|Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8D||1:1||1993||⊗|
|Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro||1:1||2004||⊗|
|Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro||1:1||2011||⊗|
|Tokina AT-X Pro Macro M100 AF 100mm F/2.8 D||1:1||2005||⊗|