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
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

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Canon EF

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Canon EF

Macro lens

$349 - $360

Length Shorter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Wide angle lens

$680 - $999

Zoom range More zoom
Min focal length Better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Low light lens

$1,299 - $1,699

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS Competitors

Nikon Nikkor  180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Nikon Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Sports lens

Auto focus Auto focus
Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens

$1,049

Magnification Much more magnification
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,499

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

discussion Which do you think is better?

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