Showcase Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF-S VR Micro

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Wow, for nearly 1.5 years noone posted a picture shot with this lens...

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Thank you for reviving the thread. I’m considering purchasing it.

It's a fantastic lens - I don't use it enough actually, especially given the house and property we purchased last year....we have a pond with the gambit of floral and water plants, and dragonfly's everywhere....just been so bloody busy with my "day job"....

Anywah - it *is* a great lens and the cost isn't terrible comparatively....
 
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It's a fantastic lens - I don't use it enough actually, especially given the house and property we purchased last year....we have a pond with the gambit of floral and water plants, and dragonfly's everywhere....just been so bloody busy with my "day job"....

Anywah - it *is* a great lens and the cost isn't terrible comparatively....
It IS a fantastic lens but it is also a heavy lens. I love it for Portraits but since getting the 60mm f2.8G I have hardly used it.

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Thank you both for your insight. Heavy is a big minus for me. I'm trying to have a relatively light mirrorless kit. I've surely liked the results I've seen from this lens, though.
 
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It's a few ounces lighter than the 24-70 2.8 E (25 vs 34) so heavy but not terribly so....the 60 is a good option at 15 ounces and images I've seen are stellar...I've no personal experience with it....but I do love my 105
 

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Macro goes portrait!

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A true all purpose lens.

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Macro goes landscape...

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City of Lindau with Austria in the background.

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Chris - I'm late to the discussion but I do have the 105 2.8 and I like it a lot. I'm using it with a D810 and I think that it would work equally well on a D610. I recently took it to California for a trip and here is a link to some shots I took: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Av0wP94pPLu5hIN1WCMy8zu5rfs2Pg?e=xRZElk

All of the shots in the gallery were taken hand held. I haven't used it for portraits but I think that it does a good job for general photography when you need the 105 mm reach.
 
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I own and shoot with both. I can show you wonderful pictures with both of the lenses, and almost any other lens I own.
That should not help you make YOUR decision.
What are you going to shoot?
Portraits where shallow depth of field is needed, the 85mm 1.4 is a glorious lens. It does a marvelous job. It does a lousy job at close up macro without attachments.
The 105mm is a wonderful macro lens. Flowers, butterflys, infant close ups- marvelous. Can you make a nice portrait with it, of coarse, but that is not its main purpose. I can pound a nail in with my toaster, but that is not what toasters are made for.
I personally find the 105 a little more useful overall than the 85mm 1.4, but that is only based on my own needs.
My daughter uses her 85mm 1.4 a LOT more than her 105.
Look at what you are going to use it for, they both make marvelous pictures.
Gary
 

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Macro does car shooting ... :)
Sorry, but I had no other lens with me.

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Some funghi

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3rd lens for table top...

Coca Cola - Never mind bears

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Used on a Z6 with FTZ. Focus shift shooting. Focus step width 3. 30 shots blended in Photoshop.

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I haven't used the 105 for a while now, but here are some from the past:

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