I have reviewed this Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 lens before, here, and have now been using it for quite a few years now. I have found it to be an excellent lens for both general photography and especially fine for macro photography.
Here is a brief video of the lens.
Here are a couple of sample images from this 105mm Micro Lens.
The first image is of a small Green Tree Frog, the 105mm lens is superb for these type of images.
Green Tree Frog from Brooms Head
The second image is of the Australian medals from the Vietnam War.
Australian, Vietnam War Medals
In addition to close up macro shots the lens is also very good for general photography at 105mm as it has Nikons VR (vibration reduction) and thus can be used at very low shutter speeds.
The Rode VideoMic Pro microphone is an excellent choice for sound on your video recordings.
I had been using an older microphone for my YouTube videos for some time and then had the opportunity to try the Rode VideoMic Pro microphone . It really is so far ahead of all the other microphones I have tried. It will also be far better at sound reproduction than your internal microphone from your camera.
It is amazing how your videos can be improved by adding an excellent microphone, it will enhance the whole video experience.
The following is a video to demonstrate and review the Rode VideoMic Pro microphone. This video actually uses the VideoMic Pro so you can judge the sound quality of the microphone.
Some of the equipment I use for my photography is as follows.
This new DX lens appears to be a great lens for DX cameras in a small package. Nikon describe it as the world’s lightest lens in this focal length range.
The lens incorporates Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat technology that reduces flares and ghosting, an electromagnetic aperture mechanism that allows for stable exposure control, and a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water, grease and dirt. The lens has a 4-stop Vibration Reduction (VR) system and has the gold ring to indicate that the lens is of Nikon’s professional quality.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR is a high performance 5x normal zoom lens featuring f/2.8 aperture at the maximum wide-angle position, resulting in a fast zoom lens ideal for capturing a vast range of shooting situations.
Fmount, Type E AF-S DX lens with built-in CPU
Focal length, 16–80mm
Maximum aperture, f/2.8–4.0
Minimum aperture, f/22–32
17 elements in, 13 groups, including 4 ED elements, 3 aspherical elements, and elements with Nano-Crystal or fluorine coatings
Angle of view, 83° to 20°
Minimum focus distance, 0.35m (1.15ft)
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization
7 Rounded diaphragm blades
Automatic electronic aperture control
Full aperture metering
Filter attachment size, 72mm, (P = 0.75 mm)
Dimensions, 80 mm maximum diameter x 85.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
If money were no object this is the ultimate telephoto lens I would get.
The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR, is advertised as the world’s lightest 500mm f/4 FX-format compatible lens.
The lens incorporates all the the latest NIKKOR technology such as two fluorite lens and Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements with Nano Crystal Coating. It also features an electromagnetic aperture mechanism that allows for stable exposure control, and a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water, grease and dirt. A Vibration Reduction (VR) system that provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 4.0 stops faster.
Fmount lens, Type E AF-S lens with built-in CPU
Focal length, 500mm,
Maximum aperture, f/4,
Minimum aperture, f/22,
16 elements , 12groups, (including 3 ED lens elements, 2 fluorite elements, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings) and 1 protective glass element (with fluorine coating),
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