85 mm macro nikkor vs 18-105mm nikkor

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  1. bonosa1

    bonosa1 TPF Noob!

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    Is it a fact that the zoom set at 85mm will give me the same results as the macro 85mm? (maybe not as sharp, but essentially the same thing?)
     
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    Which 85mm lens are you referring to, specifically? The upcoming, announced, but not-yet-available 85mm DX model has the best MTF graph of any Nikkor lens ever made. Literally, this upcoming lens has the best theoretical optical performance of any Nikon-made lens. Out of hundreds of designs.

    The first-generation 85mm PC Micro~Nikkor, the one with the mechanical plunger, has some of the finest performance when topped way down of any telephoto lens.

    The second-generation 85mm Micro~Nikkor, the PC-E version with the E or Electronic diaphragm, is also a stellar performer.

    It is doubtful that the 18-105 zoom will be as good for critical uses. Decent, yes, but the competing lenses are all superb, top-grade lenses. I guess it depends on how fine a point you want to put on it.
     
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    Derrel, the new one coming out in DEc....
    Thanks for the info! I have to go to Sir Chengine Google now :lol:
     

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