TACK SHARP!!!

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DDavis1 Regular Member • Posts: 379
TACK SHARP!!!

I was looking for a tack sharp long portrait lens for future use. I like the look of some of the longer 135mm f2's, but didn't have the cash for it. Until another photographer and a dear friend of mine suggested the 105mm f2.8. And man, did this lens NOT disappoint!

It's very sharp wide open at 2.8 and tack sharp stopped down to 3.2/3.5. Heck, and because it's a macro lens, you can utterly blow out a background even at f4 on head shots. This is a special special lens!

One thing to note though; on a 12MP Nikon D3s, images give you nice detail. Highly suitable for portrait work. However, on higher resolution bodies such as the 24MP D750/Z6 or 45MP D850 /Z7, you will HAVE to soften headshots a touch in post because of the higher detail levels of the cameras combined with this lens. Images come out too sharp, too detailed.

Although not a replacement for the creamy King of Bokeh 85mm 1.4g or 85mm 1.8g, but it's up there in terms of image detail, sharpness, and bokeh.

 DDavis1's gear list:DDavis1's gear list
Nikon D3S Nikon Z6 Nikon 85mm F1.8G Nikon D70s Nikon D700 +9 more
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR
Telephoto macro prime lens • Nikon F (FX) • 1455
Announced: Feb 21, 2006
DDavis1's score
5.0
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4.9
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR Nikon D3S Nikon D850
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