AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED


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ezhub

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Hi, can an AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED double up as a portrait lens? Currently using a D80 kit len 18-135mm, couldn't acheive good photo indoor.
 

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what in the 105 makes you think that you woul be able to achieve better photo in that the zoom cannot?

2.8 speed and bokeh?AFS? VR?
 

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Hi, can an AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED double up as a portrait lens? Currently using a D80 kit len 18-135mm, couldn't acheive good photo indoor.
Hi, yes. You can use it. I have tried but do note that the colors will be different. You need to fine tune yr vivid - neutral colors settings.

Secondly, note that the depth of field is quite small. You may need to constantly make sure that you have focus on the eyes. Anywhere else produces a 'non-sharp' picture.

This is a sample picture - http://www.flickr.com/photos/1000words-com-sg/2681102303/
 

ahguan

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nice bokeh as a portrait lens... just too much tele on a cropped body. will end up standing rather far from subject
 

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Hi, can an AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED double up as a portrait lens? Currently using a D80 kit len 18-135mm, couldn't acheive good photo indoor.
Try to improve your basics.

This is shot indoors with 18-55 (D60 kit lens). Maybe you might not consider this to be good also.. :dunno:
 

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What do you mean by "couldn't achieve good photo indoor?"

Is it due to poor composition? If yes: Shoot more to improve

Is it due to lack of light? If yes: Increase ISO or 105 f/2.8 can certainly help a bit.

Is it due to insufficient bokeh? If yes: 105 f/2.8 can give better bokeh. Or you can consider 85mm f/1.4.
 

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