will nikon lauch new macro lense model?
#1. "RE: will nikon lauch new macro lense model?" | In response to Reply # 0prtitan Basic MemberFri 25-Aug-00 10:46 AM
It IS an OLD MODEL but SO WHAT?!?!?! The 105 f2.8 Micro-Nikkor is great -- a classic. While I am sure there could be improvements to this, but for close-up work, portraiture, and general photography, this lens is sweet. I have had mine since 1994 and you could not pry it away from me for any amount of money.
#2. "RE: will nikon lauch new macro lense model?" | In response to Reply # 0frankie Basic MemberFri 25-Aug-00 12:21 PM
It is indeed old. However, the newer model sports the transmission of distance information for flash operation "The D designator". You should look for the D version. If you get a good price on a non D version you'll still be ok though.
#4. "RE: will nikon lauch new macro lense model?" | In response to Reply # 2f5fstop Basic MemberSat 26-Aug-00 09:34 AM
Just to clarify something regarding the distance ("D") information from a "D" lens to the camera's processor.
Even though this distance information is used primarily for flash operation, it is used for non-flash operation as well.
In most cases, you will never be able to tell the difference between a D and non-D lens. However, under high-contrast situations such as bright backlighting, the D lens does inform the camera's processor of the distance to the subject, the processor optimizes the meter for the subject area that is in sharpest focus. You may never notice these slight changes using print film due to the latitude. However, when using slide film such as Velvia, Kodak E100VS, etc., you can notice the difference.
"Take only photographs, leave only footprints"
#3. "RE: will nikon lauch new macro lense model?" | In response to Reply # 0
If you want to set your mind at rest about the quality of this lens have a look at the lens performance surveys on http://www.photozone.de - the 105mm f/2.8 Micro is one of the very highest rated of all the lenses tested.
Also look at how all the Micro Nikkor's perform - optically they're all among the most perfect lenses Nikon make.