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

Roy Kikuta wrote:

It seems it's not just hardware - but the software to drive the multi-focus system can seemingly be specifically tuned to a particular lens... this from the NikonUSA,com website describing the MC 105:

"The NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S is fine-tuned for close-distance focusing. A new autofocus algorithm accounts for minute distance changes that alter the effective aperture, maximizing the resolving power of the S-Line optics."

Macro lenses usually are designed to give their best performance at close focus distances.

The mention of  "effective aperture" probably refers to this type of lens from Nikon when at 1:1 magnification f16 taking the image at f8 combined with an infinity level of exposure instead of 2 stops more for close-up  exposure.

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