D200 and AF-S VR 105 Micro 2.8 G

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Yves P. Forum Pro • Posts: 18,674
D200 and AF-S VR 105 Micro 2.8 G

A test I have made.

The lens is simply awesome ...

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Are you sure it's taken by a D200?

How could anything shot by a D200 be that sharp and rich in color?

You should post more often to dilute all those silly threads ...

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Matt F Senior Member • Posts: 1,666
VR effectiveness at macro distances?

Any impressions on how well the VR works as you get to closer and closer focusing?
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Re: D200 and OLD 105 Micro 2.8

Hand held, 250th/f16 with SB-800.

Lothar Wieland Regular Member • Posts: 173
Re: D200 and AF-S VR 105 Micro 2.8 G

Impressive, I oredered one, but still waiting.

By the way, which SW are you using to documentate your photos with the complete exif data?

Thanks

davexl Senior Member • Posts: 1,058
How about wide?

Great stuff! Good to see the lens in the hands of people who know how to shoot...

Any other first impressions to share with us?

I am sure it will be an awesome macro lens, but I am wondering if it can pull double duty as a portrait lens wide open - any thoughts on it shooting wide open?

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Tight Portrait -- Check! . . . Squirrels -- ???

Hi Yves:

I have been intrigued by this lens from the moment it was announced.

Even more important than squirrels, I am wondering if you have developed any thoughts about:

1. Macro subjects. Do you still have that pet green grasshopper living with you? He's hibernating? How about anything small that you could shoot?

2. Bokeh. Is this really a portrait lens, too? Compare to 70-200mm VR at 105mm? 85mm f1.4?

3. VR II. With supersharp glass, can you get super-sharp hand held images at 4 stops below normal? Can you get decently sharp hand held shots even at macro magnifications?

4. Flat field sharpness for macros of flat subjects like coins and stamps?

5. Focus speed close-up and at distance?

This may become a an instant classic lens, especially if it can perform like its other nanocrystal coating cousins. Inquiring minds want to know.. . . .
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Hooper Senior Member • Posts: 1,502
Re: D200 and AF-S VR 105 Micro 2.8 G

She looks mean man, can you post a smile on her, bet she would look really nice then.

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Also, dont know if it is the wine but her right eye seems a little OOF.

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Danny Brenner Senior Member • Posts: 1,500
Re: D200 and AF-S VR 105 Micro 2.8 G

Very impressive!! I'm expecting mine on Monday and will use it mainly for portraits along my AF 85/f1.4. Well done yves!

OP Yves P. Forum Pro • Posts: 18,674
Re: VR effectiveness at macro distances?

Matt F wrote:

Any impressions on how well the VR works as you get to closer and
closer focusing?

HI Matt, Vr is VR wether you are at long or close range. It is excellent but cannot produce miracles under1/20 sec. Remember that 105 becones around 160mm in FOV.

It focusses slowy for an AF-S lens, as expected by a macro lens.

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Re: D200 and AF-S VR 105 Micro 2.8 G

Lothar Wieland wrote:

Impressive, I oredered one, but still waiting.

By the way, which SW are you using to documentate your photos with
the complete exif data?

A script from photoshop.

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OP Yves P. Forum Pro • Posts: 18,674
Re: How about wide?

davexl wrote:

Great stuff! Good to see the lens in the hands of people who know
how to shoot...

Any other first impressions to share with us?

I am sure it will be an awesome macro lens, but I am wondering if
it can pull double duty as a portrait lens wide open - any thoughts
on it shooting wide open?

I did not get there yet, I will eventually.

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OP Yves P. Forum Pro • Posts: 18,674
Re: Tight Portrait -- Check! . . . Squirrels -- ???

Hi Bill ...

WFAdams wrote:

Hi Yves:

I have been intrigued by this lens from the moment it was announced.

Even more important than squirrels, I am wondering if you have
developed any thoughts about:

1. Macro subjects. Do you still have that pet green grasshopper
living with you? He's hibernating? How about anything small that
you could shoot?

IT will be my next project ...

2. Bokeh. Is this really a portrait lens, too? Compare to
70-200mm VR at 105mm? 85mm f1.4?

It is not a 85 1.4, No, it is not a portrait lens, I just demonstrated it, like I did many times with the 60mm 2.8 macro.

3. VR II. With supersharp glass, can you get super-sharp hand
held images at 4 stops below normal? Can you get decently sharp
hand held shots even at macro magnifications?

4 stops is a little too ambitious I would think. The lens is not exactly this light and small. Iam getting to the macro portion in the next days.

4. Flat field sharpness for macros of flat subjects like coins and
stamps?

Not tested yet ...

5. Focus speed close-up and at distance?

My only concern, AF is quite slow, still, faster than an AF lens.

This may become a an instant classic lens, especially if it can
perform like its other nanocrystal coating cousins. Inquiring
minds want to know.. . . .

Contrast is simply ridiculous ... Ultra nice ...

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OP Yves P. Forum Pro • Posts: 18,674
Re: D200 and AF-S VR 105 Micro 2.8 G

Hooper wrote:

Also, dont know if it is the wine but her right eye seems a little
OOF.

You should stop drinking.

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ser Regular Member • Posts: 123
Re: D200 and AF-S VR 105 Micro 2.8 G

Yves, could you please check how it works with TC's. Nikon states that af doesn't work.
Also when you get to it I'm interested how it works on distant subjects.

Thanks

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ser wrote:

Yves, could you please check how it works with TC's. Nikon states
that af doesn't work.
Also when you get to it I'm interested how it works on distant
subjects.

Thanks

That might take a while to test with a Nikon TC, I am not using any. Distant object test " Check" ... I'll do it ASAP

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Hooper Senior Member • Posts: 1,502
Re: D200 and AF-S VR 105 Micro 2.8 G

Nope, not the wine afterall, looks like my monitor needed cleaned, haha.

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Re: VR effectiveness at macro distances?

Vr is VR wether you are at long or close range.

Ok but VR effectiveness is dependent of the amplitude of the motion blur. The problem is that motion blur is proportionnal to the focal length of the lens AND inversely proportional to the distance camera-subject when the latter is small. Precisely:
motion blur amplitude = k*f(d+f) d

where k is a constant, f is the focal length and d is the distance between the subject and the nodal point of the lens.

So the question is still unanswered. How does VR perform at 1:1 reproduction ratio?

AB.

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lol ...

Shocking ... How come the monitor is unclean ... lol ??

Hooper wrote:

Nope, not the wine afterall, looks like my monitor needed cleaned,
haha.

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