AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Available: End of March 2006
RRP: 599.99 / 889
Nikon is pleased to announce the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G
IF-ED; the worlds first macro lens equipped with Nikon
Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and Vibration Reduction (VR) systems,
specifically developed to meet customer demands.
The new lens offers a host of Nikon's advanced optical features and
technologies such as Nano Crystal Coating, Extra Low Dispersion (ED)
glass and Internal Focusing (IF). The AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G
IF-ED is engineered for use with both Nikon DX format digital and 35mm
film SLR cameras.
The SWM ensures fast and quiet auto-focusing and the ability to switch
rapidly between autofocus and manual operation. Whilst the IF system
offers a non-rotating front lens element that makes it easy to fit and
use circular polarising filters.
With the enhanced VR system (VRII), photographers can capture sharp
images at shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower [at near infinity
to 3m (1/30x reproduction ratio)] than would otherwise be possible. The
negative effects of camera shake are greatly amplified in close-up
photography and can affect image sharpness greatly. The incorporation
of Nikon VR technology in a Micro-Nikkor lens for the first time
expands versatility by providing the benefits of VR-assisted sharpness
and improving hand-held close-up photography. In addition, the VRII
offers a stable viewfinder image for easy frame composition even at
high magnification shooting.
The AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED also features proven Nikon
optical technologies such as the Nano Crystal Coat, which drastically
reduces flare, and one ED glass element that minimises chromatic
aberration to provide higher resolution and high-contrast images.
In summary, the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED ensures
high-quality and high-performance for all photographers
from amateurs to professionals.
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Major Features
The worlds first macro lens offering reproduction ratios of
up to 1:1 and featuring the Nikon Vibration Reduction System (VRII)
allows high-quality hand-held macro shooting.
The VRII function minimizes camera shake by offering the equivalent of
a shutter speed 4 stops faster at near infinity to 3m (1/30x
reproduction ratio) shooting.
The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast and quiet autofocusing, and
quick switching between autofocus and manual operation.
Nikon ED glass element minimizes chromatic aberration. Outstanding
Nikkor optical performance makes it suitable for photography with both
Nikon digital and 35mm film SLR cameras.
Nikon Nano Crystal Coat further ensures superior optical performance by
virtually eliminating internal lens element reflections.
The Internal Focus (IF) design provides a constant lens length and
eliminates rotation of the front lens element, facilitating the use of
circular polarizing filters and the Nikon Close-up Speedlight Commander
Kit R1C1 and Nikon Close-up Speedlight Remote Kit R1.
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor
105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Specifications
- 1:1 of maximum reproduction ratio and up to 31cm closest
- Up to 154mm working distance (at near 1:1)
- Two focus modes are available M/A and M
- The nine-blade rounded diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus
elements appear more natural.
- 62mm filter attachment size
||105mm (Picture angle, when used with Nikon DX format
digital SLRs is equivalent to a 157.5mm on a 35mm format SLR)
||14 elements in 12 groups (with 1 ED glass element and 1
Nano Crystal Coat-deposited lens element)
||23 20 [15 20
with Nikon DX format]
||83 x 116mm (3.3 x 4.5 in.)
||720g (25.4 oz.)
||62mm Snap-on front lens cap (LC-62), Rear lens cap
(LF-1), Bayonet hood (HB-38), Flexible lens pouch (CL-1020)
||62mm screw-in filters, AF-S Teleconverters TC-14E
II/17E II/20E II
(Autofocus operation is not possible. VR and AE functions are
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