AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 IF-ED

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by gene_abell, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Has anyone had any issues with the new AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105 mm f/2.8 IF-ED lens being made in China?
     
  2. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    I have had mine for about a year now. No problems.
    Other than me dropping a couple of lenses in the last 7 years or so, the last time I had problems with any Nikon lens was the 35-70mm/f2.8 AF fogging up internally about 10 years ago.
     
  3. SCL

    SCL

    Do you mean physical problems or just philosophical problems with using Chinese labor?
     
  4. It is built to Nikon's specifications and is as good as any Nikon lens made anywhere else.
     
  5. I had an interesting conversation obliquely related to this very issue at a Rona store, where they carry some Made-in-China brands.
    Apparently there are two ways of doing business in China (and other Asian countries, I'm quit sure): in one model, you buy product there made on local equipment to your specs, and then label it with your logo. The other model is to bring your entire factory there: same numerically-driven machines, training and quality control checks you would deploy in Europe or North America.
    According to the tools buyer at Rona, there is a significant quality difference in the two approaches. There is no doubt in my mind which model Nikon has pursued.
     
  6. Mine is made in China and I have had no issues quality ones. I try to stay away from the philosophical issues. Are these lenses made elsewhere? Mine is very heavy. Perhaps if it was made in Japan it would be lighter?
     
  7. I have the lens and have had no problems. A Nikon lens made in China carries a five year warranty just like one made in Japan. As long as Nikon stands behind it I don't really care.
     
  8. According to the tools buyer at Rona, there is a significant quality difference in the two approaches. There is no doubt in my mind which model Nikon has pursued.​
    So Warren, which model?
     
  9. i tracked down an older af-d version. made in japan, no IF, but that doesnt bother me. i also have the 60mm version. classic jap glass!
     

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