|Nikkor AF-S Micro 105mm F2.8 ED|
|Nikkor 105mm on my D3100|
The main advantage of this lens is that I'm able to get very fine details on small objects like nibs and pen ornamentation. I went with the 105mm so that I could have a little more range than some of the other micro (aka macro) lenses, which is especially key when shooting in a light tent like I do. Just check out some of the detail I'm able to get on the Platinum Modern Maki-e Crane pen:
|Platinum Modern Maki-e Crane|
|Platinum Modern Maki-e Crane, ultra-fine detail focused on the Crane's wing.|
|Platinum 3776 Steel Nib, detailed focus on the stamped logo on the nib, subtle '3776' on the centerband behind it.|
|Platinum 3776 Black Century, crisp detail on the feed.|
Stepping up my game on our product photography for both GouletPens.com and Ink Nouveau is something I'm taking seriously for 2012, and I have some aggressive projects I'm pursuing. I just wanted to blog to share my excitement as this lens is a bit of a 'holy grail' lens for me, and I'm excited about its possibilities. Granted, it's my first day and I plan to get a LOT better with it, but after messing around for a couple of hours, I'm thrilled with the shots I'm getting so far.