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

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

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

Wide angle lens

$100 - $1,099

Zoom range More zoom
Min focal length Better wide angle
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Sports lens

$749

Max focal length Better telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens

$958 - $1,049

Magnification Much more magnification
Min focal length Better wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS Competitors

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens

$958 - $1,049

Magnification Much more magnification
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Macro lens

$998 - $1,010

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

discussion Which do you think is better?

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