By  Paul Harcourt Davies © 2014 The saga continues with further thoughts, ramblings and homilies on a great 105mm macro lens in particular… and macro lenses in general. This lens makes a great companion for the Nikon Macro speedlight R1C1 that will be covered  in detail in a forthcoming post. Part 1 can be read here. What about using autofocus at close distances? In general, I have found it better to dispense with AF altogether when working at the closest limits of a macro lens — an AF mechanism can tend to…

by Paul Harcourt Davies © 2014 My 105mm f/2.8G AF-S VR Micro NIKKOR macro has never, in any sense, let me down in the six years I have used it. This is a full “user’s appraisal” since I have owned a disgraceful number of macro lenses of assorted makes and focal lengths over the years in my search for the search for the ‘Holy Grail’ – biting sharpness. So, before I start, let me set out my stall. I am first and foremost a naturalist and a passionate…