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Nikon Z 105 Macro

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Gupta Gold Member Nikonian since 15th Nov 2015
Fri 01-Jul-22 03:52 AM
Playing around with the 105 Macro. Super happy with the lens. From the garden last night.

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#1. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 0

ExtraExtra Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Dec 2017
Fri 01-Jul-22 08:19 AM
Sanjay,

Looks like you’re off to a great start with your new lens!
Enjoy!

- Ford

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Fri 01-Jul-22 09:42 AM
Hi. I've had mine a few weeks now. This is the first setup bug image I shot an hour or so after I got it. It's an amazing tool.

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Fri 01-Jul-22 09:52 AM | edited Fri 01-Jul-22 09:54 AM by Bobh2000
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Fri 01-Jul-22 09:58 AM
The last image should look better. I haven't perfected my image transfers to Nikonians and I am losing detail and some light when I import things. I'll share more when I solve the pronblem.
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#5. "Love, love, love this Macro Lens" | In response to Reply # 0

Gupta Gold Member Nikonian since 15th Nov 2015
Sun 03-Jul-22 06:30 PM
Nikon 105/2.8 @ f/32 1/125 18000 ISO Cleaned up Topaz DeNoise

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#6. "RE: Love, love, love this Macro Lens" | In response to Reply # 5

johnnie5 Gold Member Nikonian since 16th Jan 2007
Mon 04-Jul-22 01:20 PM
I have mine since a few weeks, very very good lens.
making photo's about 50 years, never had a macro lens.

Bought the lens for close-up, but macro is really fun!

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#7. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 0

Tue 05-Jul-22 08:47 PM
These critters are really little.
The bug being eaten was invisible to my naked eye and I didn't know there were two insects there until I saw them on the computer. The photo was shot hand held. I haven't done it yet but the image is so sharp it can be cropped tight with no loss of quality.

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Tue 05-Jul-22 08:51 PM | edited Tue 05-Jul-22 08:53 PM by Bobh2000
That guy was hungry. Here he is having a different kind of bug for dessert.

#9. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 0

Tue 05-Jul-22 10:21 PM | edited Tue 05-Jul-22 10:27 PM by Bobh2000
This image tranfered poorly for some reason. It is much sharper and not nearly as soft as it came across but you get the dea of how great the lens is just the same.

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Tue 05-Jul-22 10:49 PM
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Mon 11-Jul-22 06:24 AM
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I like it better every time I use it.
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Sun 17-Jul-22 02:07 PM
Bob, very sharp looking image. Just curious, was this taken handheld? I have several F mount macro lenses and for the most part, I use a tripod. Considering the 105 Z for it's image stabilization feature and that it is an S lens.

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Sun 17-Jul-22 02:09 PM
John, nicely composed and very sharp. Was this taken from a tripod? I couldn't see your shutter speed.

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Gupta, thanks for sharing. The 105 Z is no my want list. You are making it much more tempting.

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#15. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 12

Tue 19-Jul-22 11:32 AM
Last one was probably on a tripod and first two likely hand held. I don't remember for sure but am going by the settings I was using.

Check out these lowlight images with the 105. These are straight out of the camera. I still had the white balance set to Natural light auto from shooting outside earlier. You can see the only lights on in the room reflecting in Missy's eyes

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Gupta Gold Member Nikonian since 15th Nov 2015
Fri 22-Jul-22 06:26 AM
LOL. That's the kind of crack dealer I am. The Nikon kind.

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Gupta Gold Member Nikonian since 15th Nov 2015
Fri 22-Jul-22 06:35 AM
LOL. That's the kind of crack dealer I am. The Nikon kind. Although am going into withdrawal, away from home for work. Not enough camera time.

Here is one more. Denoise with Topaz DeNoise. Although very usable as originally shot.
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#18. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 0

Sat 23-Jul-22 09:01 AM | edited Sat 23-Jul-22 09:06 AM by Bobh2000
Check these out. These are all straight out of the camera with no processing. I shot them at around 9 at night when the sun was down behind the trees and sunset was at 8:59. The only light came from what was left of twilight in the overhead sky. It was too dark to shoot 15 minutes after these were taken. This is a real good lens in any light.

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Sat 23-Jul-22 04:50 PM
The incandescent look of the lighting complements Missy's colouring quite nicely

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johnnie5 Gold Member Nikonian since 16th Jan 2007
Mon 25-Jul-22 02:44 AM
Nikon Z7, Z105 macro, iso 400 , handheld 1/1000 @ f 11 and a little Topaz help

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#21. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 20

Thu 04-Aug-22 07:26 PM
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#22. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 0

Thu 04-Aug-22 07:36 PM
A tiny little spider

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Thu 04-Aug-22 07:43 PM
My first Z9 butterfly

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johnnie5 Gold Member Nikonian since 16th Jan 2007
Fri 05-Aug-22 12:41 PM
very well done!

iso 3200? wow!!

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pipco Gold Member Winner in the Annual Nikonians Best Images Contest 2015 Ribbon awarded for his win at the Best of Nikonians 2017 Annual hoto Contest Nikonian since 02nd May 2007
Fri 05-Aug-22 01:10 PM
Everyone, those are some Great sharp images with the Z105. Looking forward to trying my New Z105. FYI Nikon just posted a Filmware update for the 105 on there web site. V1.0 to V1.1

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#26. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 25

Sun 07-Aug-22 06:59 AM
Thanks for the heads up about the firmware update.

#27. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 19

Sun 07-Aug-22 07:17 AM
She's a diva and loves to pose.
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#28. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 0

Parfumeur Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd May 2022
Sun 07-Aug-22 07:27 AM
Can you stack pictures? Is it built into the firmware?

#29. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 12

Sun 07-Aug-22 07:46 AM | edited Sun 07-Aug-22 07:50 AM by Bobh2000
Evrything beside the spider and fly are all handheld.

Just as an fyi it wouldn't be a problem shooting the bugs handheld regardless. Just might have to make a few more exposures to get it right handheld.

I bought this gadget since I shot those and and went to a ballhead with a larger ball because of having some drift with longer macro lenses on the tripod. I've got focus rails and three way heads but this little tool is the best buy I have made for making fine adjustments shooting macro.

https://leofoto.com/products_detail.php?id=352

I replaced the BH-100 with this BH-300 and it's a world of difference. Same head just bigger and more contact surface for finer friction control adjustment on the ball with heavier lenses.

https://www.vanguardworld.com/collections/heads/products/alta-bh-300

I case you are interested here's a great macro tripod I love using.

https://www.vanguardworld.com/collections/tripods/products/alta-pro-2-263ab100

#30. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 28

Sun 07-Aug-22 08:15 AM | edited Sun 07-Aug-22 01:34 PM by Bobh2000
Yes. The image of the bug im message 2 of this thread is a simple 10 frame stack. My first ever. It was way easier than I thought it would be.

Stacking happens in the camera though. O0ps should have said bracketing happens in the camera. The lens doesn't care. You won't have much luck stacking anything that moves though. Lazy lounging bugs yes...active feeding bugs or bugs on plants swaying in the wind forget about it. Focus bracketing is a pretty cool tool even if the images won't stack.

#31. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 0

Mon 08-Aug-22 03:21 PM
ANd now for something completely different...

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#32. "RE: Love, love, love this Macro Lens" | In response to Reply # 6

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Tue 09-Aug-22 01:31 PM
Awesome details in your photo, I haven't bought a macro lens so far for my Z6ii.

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#33. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 11

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Tue 09-Aug-22 01:33 PM
Really great detail and clarity to the focus area.

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Very nice image. I have had quite few images not fully in focus. I may be getting too close or not stopping down enough, though they look good in the viewfinder. Insects the size of a thumbnail. Some are in focus.

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#35. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 30

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Tue 09-Aug-22 09:17 PM
I have not tried a stack with insects, I am shooting hand held at closest distance.

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#36. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 34

Wed 10-Aug-22 09:02 PM
Thank you. I use focus peaking a lot and always for macro. Do you use it? It's pretty easy and becomes habit fast but it takes practice to fine tune. It's improved my fine focus a lot since I got in the habit of doing it and works with all the lenses I use. If you don't use it yet, let me know and I'll send you the settings you need and the process I use.
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Wed 10-Aug-22 09:38 PM
I have tried focus peeking but stra gely not on the 105. My old macro lens was the 200 mm f4 and I always manually focused that. I was just fooling around outside when I saw tiny insects in a black eyed Susan, so I just grabbed my camera crouched down and got as close as possible and mashed my back focus button and shot away between wind gusts. I'll be glad to look at anything you want to share about this lens.

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#38. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 35

Wed 10-Aug-22 09:45 PM
Insects are hard to stack if they are alive and moving. Only works well with lazy or dormant bugs. Or dead ones.
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Wed 10-Aug-22 11:07 PM
Of course you are correct. I think my problem is at the closest focusing distance, I also may be too close or probably need to stop down more. Slightly further away I have not had focus problems. I always get a green box and beep even at closest distance.

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#40. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 39

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Wed 10-Aug-22 11:09 PM
Larger items are all fine, as I am not as close.

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#41. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 40

Thu 11-Aug-22 06:38 AM | edited Thu 11-Aug-22 06:57 AM by Bobh2000
Focus peaking has a lot to do with bokeh and precision at all focus ranges on the scale if you decide to use it. If you begin using it and practice with it you will literally be able to see depth of field in images and be able to front focus or back focus for desired effects.

It's still a work in progress for me and like anything else as I use it more the less I have to think about it and it becomes second nature.

Just as a side note, I almost always use autofocus but as soon as autofocus is acquired I tweak the focus ring a tiny bit to review what the autofocus selection focus peaking looks like and adjust if I don't like it. For most non macro shots the autofocus is right where it is supposed to be but I still confirm it if I care about the shot being just right.

It eliminates all the shots when I am in tight and AF finds the bugs back or butt and I want the whiskers sharp. Just roll the focus peaking forward onto the whiskers until I like it and press the release. It's takes a fraction of a second because the focus is already close.

It works the same on anything distant and let's me slide the bokeh around and work with aperature. Instead of stopping down to make sure what I want is focused and at the same time focus stuff I may want soft the focus peaking contour patterns allow me to "see" and decide where I want the focus to begin and end.

I use the focus scale in the viewfinder along with focus peaking. When doing macro I have my manual focus ring set to react very slowly. It's setting F9 "Focus Ring Rotation Range" on the Z9. It let's me slide the contours over the subject very precisely and make minute adjustments to DOF as well as focus.

To me FP is kind of like using ultrasound or radar only in the visible light spectrum. I have to think it probably started life as a military precision targeting system technology concept and has led to a lot of tanks and aircraft being splashed.

It's helped me and I hope you get some use out of it too. Happy shoting, Bob.
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Thu 11-Aug-22 12:04 PM
Bob thanks for your detailed response, I will give it a try.

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#43. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 11

Parfumeur Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd May 2022
Thu 11-Aug-22 12:41 PM
Great capture. I assume it is the 105 Z lens, not the F mount with adapter. It's not clear in the exif.

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Thu 11-Aug-22 07:15 PM
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Thu 11-Aug-22 07:42 PM
Nice highlights in the eyes!

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Thu 11-Aug-22 08:59 PM
Bob, that’s just a great shot.
Well done! I keep going back for a second look!

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With so many great shots I decided to post an example.

This skipper was resting on the black eye of a black-eyed susan. It was no bigger than a thumbnail. The black eye was less than 3/4 of an inch for scale. I shot at what I thought was the closest focus distance using my back button to gain focus. It was shot handheld between wind gusts with a Nikon Z7 and the Z 105 mm f/4 S lens at f/8, 1/250 s, Auto ISO 320. The NEF was opened in Nikon Studio to create a flat TIFF which was further processed in PS 2022 with the PPW panel installed.

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Sat 13-Aug-22 08:13 AM | edited Sat 13-Aug-22 08:16 AM by KnightPhoto
Gorgeous image Bob!

And to the other Bob in the thread, John, and Sanjay, thanks very much for the technique sharing and excellent images!
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Sat 13-Aug-22 12:52 PM
Thanks for the comment. I agree everyone else has shared valuable info on how to get the best out of the 105 f/2.8. I do miss the extra working distance of my 200 mm f/4 macro, but this new lens is outstanding.

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#50. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 0

Mon 15-Aug-22 08:44 AM
This is for anyone might still be wonderilng is this lenses is worth the money.

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#51. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 49

Mon 15-Aug-22 09:12 AM | edited Mon 15-Aug-22 09:17 AM by Bobh2000
Hi Bob. Just a remark about losing the distance of a 200. You really haven't lost it.

Do you have one?

The 200macro is high on my list of next lenses to buy but it got knocked done the list this summer. First came the 105 then the 70-200 S lens. I was really happy with the 105 for macro so I bought a Nikon 80-400mm 4.5-5.6 G instead of a 200 or 180 macro. If Niokon ever announces a longer macro S lens the 200 comes off my shopping list.

If you want the extra distance just move back and shoot. You can compose it just like you would with 200. There's magnifier button on you camera I use to move in on the subject. I also can compose in FX and crop by shifting to DX or 1:1 or whatever works for me. I DX when you want to get tighter on the subject to shoot. Crop out the edges as required with no loss of sharpness. I know the 200 is outstanding but this lens if a tech lens and the glass in it is decades ahead.

Not sure what a 200 weighs but know it's alot and the 105 is a feather. I can always tell I am shooting an older lens when I start to get Popeye muscles in my right arm from lugging them around. Tiny light Z lens are amazing. I know you probably have some already but anyone who hasn't used any of the cheap little Z lens, including the DX 50-250 and DX 16-50 pancake lens you don't know they are missing. Some amazing lenses for under 300 bucks.

Practice, practice, practice, Rob.
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Mon 15-Aug-22 11:45 AM
Bob, yes the 200 mm is heavier and slower to focus. It only worked in manual mode on the Z7. So I sold it. I do use the zoom button on my Z7 to check focus and with so many pixels to play with you can make severe crops. If I want to stand back, I too have the Z70 to 200 and the 2x converter or even my 300 PF f/4 with FTZ and 3 TCS. All are amazing on the Z7. I think I am done buying lenses. I might consider a New Body if it stays as small as the Z7 and has better focusing. Otherwise I am very happy with my Z7 especially since I got it at a great price.

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#53. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 52

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Mon 15-Aug-22 11:50 AM
I still have 3 manual focus lenses from my FTN. A 50 mm f/1.4,a 24 mm f/2.8,a 55mm f/2.8 macro. All arvery small and work well on the Z7.

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#54. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 50

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Mon 15-Aug-22 11:51 AM
Great colors.

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Tue 16-Aug-22 12:56 PM
just for fun this is also my superb Z 105 Macro
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#56. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 47

Tue 16-Aug-22 06:00 PM
It's beauty!
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Tue 16-Aug-22 06:26 PM
What a fun image!

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Tue 16-Aug-22 07:28 PM
WOW!

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#59. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 55

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Thu 25-Aug-22 08:16 AM
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#60. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 59

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Thu 25-Aug-22 11:42 AM
Very nice composition

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#61. "RE: Nikon Z 105 Macro" | In response to Reply # 19

Mon 05-Sep-22 01:00 PM
Yeah I think so too. When I shot those I was still on natural light auto from shooting outside that day. And that sweet light is what happened. When I corrected the WB to incandescent it looked just plain boring so I put it back to natural light auto.

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