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

    1 out of 10 points and not recommended
    Good portrait
    Slow and shallow depth of view

    The lens stops down to f/4.8 when focusing at 1:1. It is therefore too slow to shoot macro of live objects such as the fish in an aquarium.

    When at 1:1, the effective focal length decreases significantly. Thus, the lens' auto focus often produces blur image when viewed at 100% magnification.

    While the lens is good for portrait, it is supposed to be a macro lens. As such, it is a terrible macro lens for living object such as a free moving fish.

    reviewed September 1st, 2007 (purchased for $800)