The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Exploring the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with the Nikon Z 105mm MC 2.8 lens

keith kennedy

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Field Notes: Rare art at a rare location with a rare lens.

Nikon’s Z 105mm MC 2.8 VR lens immediately sold out after it was announced last year; a sought after item since. After waiting months for one myself, I impatiently imported a lens and have been enjoying it in all sorts of ways. Fast-forward a few months and I come across a discussion about the lens on Reddit and realized that folks were still having issues with Nikon’s lack of supply. Either this glass is made of unobtanium or Nikon is still suffering from supply issues in Thailand. While I can’t do anything about the lack of available lenses, I can help with the lack of first-hand impressions. Read on!

The Nikon Z 105mm MC 2.8 VR

This is a masterpiece of a lens. It is the sharpest lens I own and the pictures taken with it are stunning. The bokeh effect is beautiful, and the colors are incredibly vivid. Nikon states this lens is perfect for both portrait and macro photography. While I cannot say a 105mm prime lens with a 1:1 reproduction ratio is a tool every photographer should own, it can be quite flexible. To illustrate that, I used the “I need to go grab some content” excuse to go shoot the accompanying photos.

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keith kennedy

Polymath, jack of all trades or just really, really bored. You can find more examples of my bored at https://www.keith.one And please, check out my Series!