Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S $999.95 USD

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Leonard Shepherd
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Re: Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S $999.95 USD

1llusive wrote:

It is interesting to note Nikons statement about AF-speed: "Extremely fast and precise AF control is achieved by using a newly developed stepping motor (STM) and multi-focusing system."

This may indicate that future premium Nikon lenses will have improved AF speed.

They all have this motor design as a feature of the Z lenses.

You could have checked the specifications before comment on likely AF speed improvements

Nikon say "Extremely fast and precise AF control is achieved by using a new developed stepping motor (STM) and multi-focusing system"

Ricci describes the AF speed on a pre-production model as much faster than the F mount version

But can you really use this for portraits? Typically doing so with other macro lenses brought tradeoffs.

I am satisfied the widely held opinion that the F mount lens is also a good though not outstanding lens for portraiture is true.

Of this new lens Nikon say "Shooting is possible for a wide variety of scenes, including landscapes and portraits, maximising the medium-telephoto focal length and superior resolution; not just macro photography.

While full testing reviews are unlikely to reach the web before official launch on 24th June, as with other S lenses the overall performance looks set to be much better than the F mount version.

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