I'm looking at getting a used Nikon 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor Lens from ebay. I intend to use it for macro photography and I like the fact that it produces a 1:1 image. Has anyone used this lens? Can you please provide some feedback on how it performs as a macro lens? I've read some pretty good things about it but I'm not sure whether it's worth forking over the extra cash for the latest VR version. Im told the VR function on the later lens is useless when it's being used as a macro lens.
Other than the usual caveats that I am well aware of when buying lenses off ebay, is there anything that I need to look out for specifically?
Thanks and regards.