Updated Aug 25/2017
NIKON MACRO LENSES
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X for Nikon - $529 - special order
The AT-X 100 PRO D is a macro lens capable of life-sized (1:1) reproduction at 11.8 in. (30 cm). The lens' multi-coating have been re-engineered to match the highly reflective silicon based CCD and CMOS sensors in today's digital SLR cameras. This lens gives the best of both worlds because optics still give full coverage and excellent sharpness on 35mm film. A macro lens that can handle both the digital and film worlds with ease.
The AT-X 100 PRO D also has a very convenient focus limiter switch that can lock the focus out of the closes focus making it focus faster when used as a moderate telephoto lens that is excellent portraits as well. Other features of the AT-X 100 PRO D are:
Tokina One Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism for fast easy switching between manual and Auto focus.
55mm non-rotating filter thread for use with macro ring flashes and special effects filters.
The AT-X 100 PRO D also comes with a deep bayonet mounted lens hood.
2 Year International Warranty.
Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
$699 - special order - usually takes a week to get in
The new AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR, a DX-format, medium-telephoto micro lens with built-in Vibration Reduction (VR II) and Silent Wave Motor (SWM). With a focal length of 85mm, this compact and lightweight lens is recommended for users of Nikon DX-format digital SLRs such as the D3000/D5000/D7000 series cameras. The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR can be used in a wide range of applications. While users can enjoy the natural perspective and beautiful blur that a medium-telephoto lens can offer in landscapes and portraits, this micro lens is especially expected to promote the enjoyment of macro photography for taking insects, small animals and flowers. High resolving power is realized throughout the entire shooting range from infinity to the closest focusing distance (1:1 life size) to reproduce even the fine texture of flower petals. NOTE: This is a cropped-sensor lens, not a full-frame lens.
Maximum focal length: 85 millimeters
Maximum aperture: f/3.5
Lens construction: 14 elements in 10 groups (with one ED glass element)
Picture angle: 18°50’
Closest focusing distance: 0.286 m/0.9 ft.
Maximum reproduction ratio: 1x
No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size: 52mm
Weight: 355 grams
Item Display Diameter: 7.3 centimeters
Length: 9.9 centimeters
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
$1129 - special order - usually takes up to a week
The AF-S VR 105 f/2.8G IF-ED brings the benefits of vibration reduction (VR) to the domain of Macro photography. It offers high-resolution, high-optical performance for both digital and 35mm film format SLR cameras. This lens incorporates Nikon’s second-generation vibration reduction system (VR II) that allows flexible hand-held shooting by stabilizing the image to the equivalent stability of a shutter speed that is 4 stops faster when compared with a conventional lens (as determined by Nikon performance test). The SWM (Silent Wave Motor) and IF (Internal Focusing) ensure quiet autofocusing with quick and convenient switching between autofocus and manual operation. Optical performance is enhanced by an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element that minimizes chromatic aberration, and Nano Crystal Coat which drastically reduces flare, enabling finely defined, clear images.