Nikon 105mm Micro

Nikon 105mm Micro

I went out today and purchased a used Nikon 105mm 2.8 Micro VR lens. I bought it primarily to use for Wedding Detail shots and some commercial shots, but after giving this lens a little test-drive today; I have decided that it could possibly be used for many other applications as well. Macro is just one of the many amazing uses.

This is by no means an official review and I won't be posting 100% crops, because that just takes to much time and is tedious haha!

The feel of the lens is pretty amazing. It’s pretty beefy and has an incredibly sturdy feel to it. The Af-S on this camera is extremely accurate and quick. It does skip around a tad bit when you are extremely close to your subject, but it doesn't skip around enough to make me crazy.

The sharpness of this lens is truly amazing, but I think my favorite part is the fact that you are not completely dedicated to shooting Macro. You could be shooting a very fine detail shot of your Bride & Groom’s Wedding rings and then all of a sudden without skipping a beat you can suddenly turn around and start snapping portraits as well. I am extremely happy to have added this to my kit and I know it will get lots of use!

Here are my not so interesting images, but I had fun shooting them and I guess that is what counts!!!! ;-)

Nikon_105_Samples_Oct_24_201364_Finished_1webThis shot was taken at the closes focusing distance. 1ft or so. You have to stop down a bit in order to widen your depth of field otherwise hitting focus is a defiant fine line.



Nikon_105_Samples_Oct_24_201364_Finished_7webThe sharpness on this flower is really incredible.

Nikon_105_Samples_Oct_24_201364_Finished_2webNever Ending Fog here in Vancouver.






Well its been around 2 straight weeks of fog sitting over the beautiful city of Vancouver, but today the sun finally came through and the fog dropped low enough to get some nice shots of Downtown Vancouver.  The sun was setting and I headed out to start shooting. The shots where taken on a Nikon D800 with a 70-200 2.8 VR 2.

I stitched together a couple of Pano's using Autopano Pro. Super easy amazing program that doesn't make your computer churn as much as when trying to process large files in Photoshop.

Here are some of the shots that I got.



As the Sun set's behind Vancouver Island, you can just see the Lighthouse at Lighthouse Park clearing from underneath the fog.


City of downtown and finally be spotted after almost 2 straight weeks of Fog Cover.


West Vancouver's shore line has not seen the sun in weeks!


Landscape shot of the city


Sun setting behind Vancouver Island. The ships in the Straight of Georgia have been sounding their fog horns non-stop!


19 image Pano Stitch---Keep Scrolling to the right on the picture to see the whole Pano. Or click the image to enlarge it.