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

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

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2006-02-23

MSRP Price: $899

Made in: Japan, China

Infrared Rating: Poor

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: This medium telephoto Micro lens is ideal for extreme close-up and portrait work with greater working distances and AF from infinity to life-size (1:1).

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

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length105mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1.0x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)15°
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)23°20'
Optical Information
Lens Elements14
Lens Groups12
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements1
Nano Crystal CoatYes
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance1.0 ft. (0.314m)
Focus Mode SwitchAuto, Manual, Auto/Manual
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size62mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions(Approx.) 3.3x4.6 in. (Diameter x Length) 83x116mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight(Approx.) 27.9 oz. (790g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied Accessories62mm Snap-on front lens cap (LC-62) Rear lens cap (LF-1) Bayonet hood (HB-38) Flexible lens pouch (CL-1020)

Lens Construction

AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8G IF-ED Construction

MTF Chart

AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8G IF-ED MTF Curve

Image Samples

AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8G IF-ED sample (4) AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8G IF-ED sample (3)

AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8G IF-ED sample (2) AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8G IF-ED sample (1)

Reader Interactions

User Reviews

  1. Art A.
    December 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Have you tried this lens for portrait and headshots? Does this lens turn out complimentary portraits and headshots, or is it really optimized for close up work?

    • Excalibur
      March 11, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      I use the lens for both portrait and macro with very good results. I personally like the complementarity of this lens as I try to keep the amount of lenses low.

  2. Aaj
    December 16, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I have this lens android it’s great for micro photography, and it’s compartable with Tc AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III.

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