Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 105mm 1: 2.8 (MKI) review

According provided by Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 105mm 1: 2.8 (MKI, Non-D) lens is huge thanks to the store you can find a huge number of different used photographic equipment, including similar lenses for Nikon cameras.

Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 105mm 1: 2.8

Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 105mm 1: 2.8

Radozhiv already has a review of the 'D' version: Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 105mm 1: 2.8D (MKII), in this review I will indicate only the differences between MKI and MKII.

The difference between the models:

  1. The MKI version was released from June 1990 to October 1993, and the MKII c was released from 1993 to 2006. Both lenses were designed for use on film cameras.
  2. Perhaps some MKII lenses have a different enlightenment.
  3. MKI is not able to transmit the focus distance to the camera and is'Non-d'lens (this key difference in the functionality of the lens). With lensesNon-d'harder to get the right measurement exposure, especially when using the flash in some automatic modes.

In practice, I did not find any significant difference between MKI and MKII.

Sample Photos

The photos in the gallery below are shown without additional processing, the conversion of the source RAW files by the original Nikon ViewNX-i utility without any additional adjustments.

You can download the source files in JPEG format. on this linke (files in '.JPG' format, 400 MB).

All autofocus MICRO / MC NIKKOR lenses

Z-mount FX:

  1. Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50 mm 1:2.8
  2. Nikon Nikkor Z MC 105 mm 1: 2.8 VR S

F-mount FX:

  1. Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 50 mm 1:2.8 R-UW
  2. Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 55 mm 1:2.8
  3. Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60 mm 1:2.8
  4. Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60 mm 1: 2.8D
  5. Nikon N AF-S Micro Nikkor 60 mm 1: 2.8G SWM ED IF Aspherical Nano Crystal Coat (Japan or Thailand)
  6. Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 105 mm 1:2.8
  7. Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 105 mm 1: 2.8D
  8. Nikon N AF-S Micro Nikkor 105 mm 1: 2.8G ED VR SWM IF Micro 1: 1 Nano Crystal Coat (Japan or China)
  9. Nikon ED AF Micro Nikkor 200 mm 1: 4D
  10. Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 70-180 mm 1: 4.5-5.6D ED

F-mount DX:

  1. Nikon DX AF-S Micro Nikkor 40 mm 1: 2.8G SWM
  2. Nikon DX AF-S Micro Nikkor 85 mm 1: 3.5G ED VR SWM IF Micro 1: 1
Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 105mm 1: 2.8

Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 105mm 1: 2.8 and Yongnuo 100mm f / 2

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Comments: 31, on the topic: Review of the Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 105mm 1: 2.8 (MKI)

  • Yasya

    And how is he comparing Nikon N AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 1: 2.8G ED VR SWM IF Micro 1: 1 Nano Crystal Coat?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      These are quite different lenses, although they are intended for the same task. 105 VR is a replacement for 105 AF, 105 AF-D and is generally better than them. But these old people will remain relevant for a long time to come.

  • Olegjan

    Fabulously beautiful pictures. The colors are just not naturally chic. The power lens of course.

  • Alexey

    Loved the photo.

  • Michael

    Wow! Waiting for a review of hundreds of Eng?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, the review is actually ready, I want to record another video with it, but so far there is no time.

      • Jurassic

        Is it worth waiting for anything from Yongnou at 85,105,135mm (for Nikon) ????? and then the price of used AF bend godlessly. even 50mm 1.8zhi in CSN costs 14k.rub but on second-hand Avito and for 16k they sell ((((

        • Oleg

          It is interesting of course, on the FF, budget, aperture and portrait.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          100 / 2.0 for Nikon is already shown on August 1 at the office. site. On sale most likely in the fall.

          • zengarden

            I think it will be the same as for Kenon, just with a different bayonet mount.
            Ketayts well done, of course ...

            • NE

              I wonder why they do lenses primarily for canon?

              • Michael

                Because weaving is laced with Canon

              • Arkady Shapoval

                40 / 2.8 is primarily for Nikon, because there are no exact answers.

        • Michael

          I agree. If you don’t get it better, I'll take a Chinese miracle, because I take portraits very rarely and the toad strangles spending money on such a lens

          • NE

            I formulate the question posed earlier :): why do they "lick" with canon and not with nikon

            • Michael

              Who knows. Maybe Canon bought the old equipment, for example)))

      • mimocrocodile

        Arkady, good day!
        Is there a test YONGNUO YN40mm F2.8N in the near future?

        • Alexey

          Only if somewhere near Arcadia DeLorean is hidden. This lens is expected to start next year immediately after 85 mm and 100 mm for Nikon.

          • Ivan

            5ka for lorika ?.

    • zengarden

      The Yongnuo YN 100mm f / 2 is kind of like a copy of a Kenon lens. At $ 170, it's a pretty good alternative. I'm waiting for them to make the same (autofocus) for Fujifilm X :) although this is unlikely ...

  • zengarden

    As sharp as [sudden childhood surprise]. Dear, although you can find used and cheap, if you're lucky. But not very for portraits - except for cats, of course :)

  • reader

    Hello Arkady. the question is off topic of course. But following the link from the banner of this site I got to the store and did not understand: “Helios 44-2 lens for Nikon” - is it a ready-made lens with infinity? I will be glad if you tell me.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      They have an online consultation there, check this question.

  • reader

    Yeshkin the cat. probably with a lens therefore it is written that it is compatible with nikon.

  • Denis

    Well, Yongnuo can't do that ...

  • anonym

    It is very transparent, with d glass it’s just a chip, new g glass will be better optically. But these have some amazing micro-contrast, which gives such a clean transparent picture.

  • Vyacheslav

    It seemed that nikon d90 was carrying nikon 3200?

  • Alexey

    Recommend a budget lens 1:1 macro f mount. Autofocus and stub are not particularly important.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      macro rings and Jupiter-37, or Industar-61

      • Alexey

        And if Tamron 90 / 2.8 172E is not better?

        • Arkady Shapoval

          will be better, but also more expensive. Old Tokins, Tamrons, Nikons are chic

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