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

    10 out of 10 points and recommended

    This lens is very sharp. My primary use is macro work with insects and some close-in telephoto work with waterfowl. I also have a 28-105 /3.5 AF with 1:1 macro capability which I purchased for my daughter. I mention this because that lens has a macro setting which limits the autofocus function to the "macro range". I've also experienced the "hunt focus" that some others have mentioned. The 105 VR has two range setting for AF: Full & infinity - 0.5 mm. If you think about the two primary uses for this lens: telephoto and Macro you'll also wonder why the design did not include: infinity to 0.5 mm & 0.5 mm to 1:1 macro.

    reviewed March 22nd, 2009 (purchased for $850)