Nikon Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Review

July 12, 2021 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star



Nikon Z mount


FX/35 mm

Focal length

105 mm

Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Lens construction

16 elements in 11 groups (including 3 ED elements, 1 aspherical element, elements with Nano Crystal and ARNEO coats, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)

Angle of view

FX format: 23° 10', DX format: 15° 20'

Focusing system

Internal focusing system

Minimum focus distance

0.29 m (0.96 ft) from focal plane

Maximum reproduction ratio


Vibration reduction

Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)

No. of diaphragm blades

9 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Aperture range

At a focus distance of infinity: f/2.8 to 32, At a focus distance of 0.29 m (0.96 ft): f/4.5 to 51


Nano Crystal Coat, Fluorine coat, ARNEO coat

Filter attachment size

62 mm (P = 0.75 mm)

Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)

Approx. 85 mm/3.4 in. maximum diameter x 140 mm/5.6 in. (distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange)


Approx. 630 g (1 lb 6.3 oz )



Internal focusing



Auto, Manual

Focus limit switch

Two positions: FULL (∞ to 0.29 m) and 0.5 m to 0.29 m

Supplied accessories

LC-62B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HB-99 Lens Hood, CL-C2 Lens Case

¹ When used together with Nikon Z cameras released in October 2020 or later.
² The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations and under all conditions.