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

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Fazal Majid
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Re: Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S $999.95 USD

1llusive wrote:

Fazal Majid wrote:

If Nikon had made a S line 50mm, I would have gone for that instead of the 105. If Sigma comes up with a Z mount version of their 70mm f/2.8 macro, the Nikon 50mm simply isn't competitive and even the 105 is in for a tough fight.

Can you explain why you like 50 better than 105 for macro?

I don't shoot flowers or insects, mostly small items like watches, coins, electronics or the like that don't get spooked by close-by lenses (like an insect would, which is why 105mm macros are so popular), and the shorter working distance of a 50mm for tabletop macro photography is an advantage. Here's a photo of my old setup (, now it's a Z7 with Sigma 105/2.8 on FTZ):

Fuji X-T2 with XF 80mm Macro, on Manfrotto Magic Arm upgraded with Hejnar Photo Arca-Swiss clamp

But optical quality trumps convenience.

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