Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A New MACRO Lens

The Dream

From the time I first got into photography back in my day of analog (film) there was one lens I craved and this was a great MACRO but for one reason or another it was a lens I never got around to buying. And four years passed since buying my first DSLR (Nikon D90, which was my fourth digital camera) I was still wishing for a great MACRO lens. A prime macro/telephoto lens to compliment my swiss army knife lens, my Nikkor 16-85mm 1:3.5-5.6 DX.
I'm happy and exited to say today is the red letter day (WiKi) I had dreamt about for all the years past. I've purchased the following, my "dream" glass, a prime telephoto, a true 1:1 MACRO Lens which comes highly praised by pro reviews and user reviewers alike.


Salient Specifications:    
  • Format: FX/35mm 
  • Focal Length: 105mm FX (Full Frame) 158mm equivalent DX (APS-C)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8 
  • Minimum Aperture: f/32
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1.0x
  • VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization: Yes 
  • Autofocus: Yes, AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) 
  • Internal Focusing: Yes 
  • Minimum Focus: 1.0 ft. (0.314m)
  • Filter Size: 62mm
  • Dimensions: (Approximate) 3.3 x 4.6 in. (D x L) / 83 x 116mm (D x L)
  • Weight: (Approximate) 27.9 oz. (790g)
  • Product Data: Micro-NIKKOR-105mm (Nikon USA)


Update: New MACRO arrives, first samples.

      Cactus, first 1:1 Image