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AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED

Feb 21, 2006 at 06:05 GMT

Pre-PMA 2006: Amongst the flood of new digicams Nikon has announced this, the world’s first macro lens (offering reproduction ratios of up to 1:1) equipped with Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and Vibration Reduction (VR) systems. The AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens offers advanced optical features and technologies such as Nano Crystal Coat, Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass and Internal Focusing. For use with both Nikon DX format digital and 35mm film SLR cameras.

Press Release:

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

The world’s first macro lens equipped with the VR system

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation has launched the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, the world’s first macro lens equipped with Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and Vibration Reduction (VR) systems.

The new lens offers a host of Nikon's advanced optical features and technologies such as Nano Crystal Coat, Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass and Internal Focusing (IF) . The AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED is engineered for use with both Nikon DX format digital and 35mm film SLR cameras.

Importantly, the lens has been specifically developed to meet user demand for a 105mm macro lens equipped with SWM, IF and VR features.

The SWM ensures fast and quiet auto-focusing and the ability to switch rapidly between autofocus and manual operation. The IF system offers a non-rotating front lens element that makes it easy to fit and use circular polarising filters.

With the enhanced VR system (VRII), photographers can capture sharp images at shutter speeds approximately 4 stops* slower [at near infinity to 3m (1/30x reproduction ratio)] than would otherwise be possible. The negative effects of camera shake are greatly amplified in close-up photography and can affect image sharpness greatly. The incorporation of Nikon VR technology in a Micro-Nikkor lens for the first time expands versatility by providing the benefits of VR-assisted sharpness and improving hand-held close-up photography. In addition, the VRII offers a stable viewfinder image for easy frame composition even at high magnification shooting.

The AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED also features proven Nikon optical technologies such as the Nano Crystal Coat, which drastically reduces flare, and one ED glass element that minimises chromatic aberration to provide higher resolution and high-contrast images.

In summary, the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED ensures high-quality and high-performance for all photographers — from amateurs to professionals.

* Under Nikon measurement conditions.

Sales release schedule
Nikon Corporation will launch the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED worldwide from April 2006.

Note
Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.

Major Features

* Under Nikon measurement conditions.

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

Focal length

105mm (Picture angle, when used with Nikon DX format digital SLRs is equivalent to a 157.5mm on a 35mm format SLR)

Minimum aperture F32
Maximum aperture F2.8
Lens construction 14 Elements in 12 Groups (with 1 ED glass element and 1 Nano Crystal Coat-deposited lens element)
Angle of view 23° 20' (15° 20' with Nikon DX format)
Number of diaphragm blades 9pcs
Filter size 62mm
Lens hood Bayonet hood
Dimensions Diameter 83mm (3.3”)X Length 116mm (4.5”)
Weight 720g /25.4oz
Optional accessories

• 62mm screw-in filters
• AF-S teleconverters TC-14E, II/17E, II/20E, II (Picture angle, when used with Nikon DX format digital SLRs is equivalent to a 157.5mm on a 35mm format SLR)

Included accessories • 62mm snap-on front lens cap LC-62
• Rear lens cap LF-1
• Bayonet hood HB-38
• Flexible lens pouch CL-1020