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A Review of the Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro Lens

A good medium telephoto macro lens is one of the most versatile a photographer can have, useful not just for macro shots, but for sharp portraits, wedding ring shots, and much more. For Nikon mirrorless shooters, there is the NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro, and this excellent video review takes a look at the kind of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Matt Irwin Photography, this great video review takes a look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Macro lens. The 105mm f/2.8 Macro comes with a variety of useful features, including:

  • 1:1 maximum magnification (minimum focusing distance of 11.4 inches)
  • OLED information panel that displays aperture, focus distance, and depth of field
  • Dual-Motor Multi-Focus STM system with manual focus override
  • Nano Crystal coating and ARNEO antireflective coating for reduced flares and ghosting
  • Three extra-low dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity 
  • Aspherical lens element for reduced coma and distortion
  • Fluorine coating for reduced dirt and smudges buildup
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism for greater exposure stability
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Vibration Reduction system with up to 4.5 stops of compensation
  • Customizable control ring
  • Customizable L-Fn button
  • Focus limiter for faster focus

Altogether, the 105mm f/2.8 Macro looks like a very useful lens. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Irwin.

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