weird Nikon 105/2.8 macro lens?!

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weird Nikon 105/2.8 macro lens?!

This lens has a maximum aperture of 2.8 but it won't allow any of my DSLR body (D3s and D500) to use that 2.8, it went to 3.0/3.2 all the time, no matter which metering/AF mode I set.

It appears the 105/2.8 locks at 3.0/3.2 only at indoor subject, no setting changed, once I point the lens to outdoor, it goes to 2.8 immediately.

I also have one DX 40mm/2.8 macro lens and it has no problem setting and staying at 2.8.

Is this 105/2.8 macro a "defective" lens or it is one of the "characteristics" of this specific lens?

Any idea?

Thank you for sharing your experiences if you also happen to have the same lens.

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