The Nikon 105mm f/2.8 G Micro-Nikkor ED-IF AF-S VR is a Full Frame coverage close-up photography lens bringing additional technological advances into a lineage of highly regarded 105mm macro photography lenses.
The highly corrected optical formula of 14 elements in 12 groups includes an ED (Extra low Dispersion) element and an element with Nikon's Nano Crystal Coating (N), all other elements are multi-coated with Super Integrated Coating (SIC). Designed with a primary purpose of close-up photograhy, optical performance is outstanding close, far, and anywhere in between. Maximum magnification is life size 1:1 without any additional agumentation.
All focussing is done via Internal Focus (IF) mechanicals linked to a dedicated AF-S Silent Wave Motor (SWM). The built-in motor produces noticeably faster autofocus times than previous models and manual focus adjustment has never been easier thanks to the addition of full time manual focus override. A focus range limit switch provides two options: infinity to 0.314m (approximately 1ft) or infinity to 0.5m (approximately 1.64ft).
A 9 bladed assembly produces a more circular aperture that helps improve specular highlight and out of focus area rendition.
Vibration Reduction (VR) increases stability when shooting handheld or on a monopod. VR can be turned off via a dedicated switch (to save power or when using a stable solid tripod locked down).
Standard accessories include an HB-38 lens hood and CL-1020 case. Popular accessories also include extension tubes and close-up filters for increased magnification. Please note there is no external aperture control which can affect accessory compatibility.
The World's first macro lens featuring Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor and Vibration Reduction. Designed for close-up and macro photography; versatile for all photographic situations Provides continuous focusing from infinity to life-size (1:1), offering extra working distance in demanding conditions New VR II Vibration Reduction allows photographers to shoot hand-held at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than otherwise possible, providing sharper images in general and close-up photography High-Resolution and High Optical Performance with Nano-Crystal Coat and ED Glass Elements, enhances overall image quality by further reducing flare and chromatic aberrations, contributing to improved color, contrast and clarity Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto-focusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject working distance thorough the focus range Non-Rotating Front Design is convenient for use with circular polarizing filters and the R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System Specifically Engineered for Both Nikon Digital and 35mm SLR Cameras ensuring high quality and high performance for all photographers from amateurs to professionals Included accessories Front and rear lens caps, HB-38 bayonet lens hood and CL-1020 flexible lens pouch when purchased new.