differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Smaller diameter 66 mm vs 78 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
Shorter 84 mm vs 123 mm
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More than 30% shorter
Slightly lighter 0.5 kg vs 0.6 kg
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Around 20% lighter
Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS Learn more about
the Nikon Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Has a silent focus motor Canon USM vs None
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Almost the same
Image stabilization Canon IS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Auto focus Yes vs No
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More magnification 1:1 (1) vs 1:2 (0.5)
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Take macro shots with subjects 2x larger in your photo
Slightly cheaper $729.00 vs $1,016.30
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The best price we've seen is $287 cheaper (around 30% less)
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Competitors

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$874 - $999

Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Macro lens

$60 - $399

Length Shorter
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$310 - $400

Zoom range Much more zoom
Min focal length Better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS Competitors

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Macro lens

$1,098

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Zeiss Makro-Planar  T* 100mm f/2 ZF.2 Nikon F

Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZF.2 Nikon F

Macro lens

$1,843

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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