95points

Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8G IF-ED

54points

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro

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Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8G IF-ED
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
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Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8G IF-ED vs Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro

Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8G IF-ED
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8G IF-ED
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
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54
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Why is Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8G IF-ED better than Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro?

  • 30% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/2.8 vs4f
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
  • Has a metal mount
  • Front element doesn't rotate
  • Is a telephoto lens
  • Is a macro lens
  • Has or is a prime lens

Why is Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro better than Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8G IF-ED?

  • 93mm shorter minimum focal length
    12mmvs105mm
  • 0.16m shorter minimum focus distance
    0.15mvs0.31m
  • 159g lighter
    561gvs720g
  • Is a normal lens

Miscellaneous

1.minimum focal length

105mm

12mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

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2.widest aperture

f/2.8

f/4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

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3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8G IF-ED
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

4.aperture blades

9

7

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

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5.Has full-time manual focus
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8G IF-ED
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

6.Has focus motor
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm F/2.8G IF-ED
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

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