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What I really like about this lens is it's close focusing capability - 0.5 meters, as opposed to the 105/2.5's 1 m. For close-up portraits this makes a huge difference. Also, it's very compact, which is huge for me when dragging my lenses around. It is a stop slower though than the f/2.5 . . .
Plus, if you buy it and don't like it you'll be able to resell it at very little loss . . .
I see... I'm not so much for the close focus capability but the very compact form is a big plus for me. Excluding the events I shoot indoor when I take my f/1.4 - f/1.2 arsenal of primes for anything else, special on travel I tend to focus on compact lenses and D600.
Clearly, Mihai has the problems with owning too many Nikkors... you can always send me the NOCT my friend... Lighten your load...
I have no any gear list or inventory but in the optimistic estimation the total number of MF and AF Nikkors + Zeiss + Sigma + Tamron + CV (no any Tokina yet) from my shelves may be be equal with the number of your MF Nikkors Curtis! So there is space to grow About NOCT: Nice try my friend!
Having said that I wanna congratulate you for the great job done with Nikki! I was no interfering in the conversation for a time but I am a very careful reader as always. I am stunned by the pictures that you, Ray, Leighton, John, Scott, George, Mark, Reagan, Chin, Peter, Jose, Dean, Rafael, Chuong, Ben, Kenny, Phillipe (and many others I can not list right now) are posting on this unique thread. I wish I can contribute more but for now I have to be patient and focus on some important issues like a soon coming hip replacement, my son graduation, etc... Life was hard to me last six months but I hope is just a temporary conjuncture and I look forward for more sunny days
Keep the good work going please and tell Monty he is missed and so is Rinnie!