This portrait lens emerges from a line that goes back to the renowned NIKKOR 105 mm 1:2.5. It is designed to record every nuance. The completely new optics provide astonishing sharpness down to the image corners, high contrast and high resolution. The bokeh is exceptionally soft and the motifs are also shown sharply in the open aperture of 1.4. The photos have depth and dimension that stick in your memory - whether in ambient light or in the studio.
UNIQUE CHARACTER: HIGH LUMINOUS INTENSITY OF 1:1.4 AND 105 MM FOCAL LENGTH:
This fixed focal length FX format lens is ideal for visualizing your aesthetic ideas. The focal length of 105 mm in combination with a close-up limit of 1 m enables image-filling portraits that do not require cropping. The unique optical construction allows the lifelike reproduction of every detail of the motif: even with an open aperture, the finest textures can be recorded in all their beauty. And the 9-blade rounded aperture delivers an impressive bokeh and offers highly sensitive depth of field control from 1:1.4 to infinity.
ATTRACTIVE BOKEH: DEPTH AND DIMENSION:
Thanks to its unique optical construction, this lens offers a wonderfully gentle bokeh and can give the motifs a beautiful and natural depth effect. The blurred transition in the image occurs evenly and with increasing distance to the sharply focused point, resulting in a bokeh without hard edges. And the fine gradation of the bokeh from the focused point to the background provides images with an incredibly natural-looking depth. These advantages also apply to filming: By shifting the focus, wonderfully soft boke transitions are achieved, with which uniquely atmospheric shots succeed.
DRAWING WITH LIGHT: UNBEATABLE PERFORMANCE WHEN PHOTOGRAPHING WITH OPEN APERTURE:
The AF-S NIKKOR 105 mm 1:1,4E ED allows an extraordinary control of the image aesthetics. Even when shooting with an open aperture of 1.4, the subject is reproduced with perfect clarity. Sagittal coma scattered light is effectively minimized, so that point-shaped light sources are displayed as fine, rounded points even at the edges of the image. Peripheral light fall-off is limited to achieve uniform brightness for the entire image area. The subjects at the edges of the image will be sharp and high resolution even when shooting with the aperture open and focus set to infinity.
LEGENDARY NIKKOR QUALITY:
Nine rounded slats reduce the refraction of light and ensure a lifelike image of the elements of a motif. Exposure control is exceptionally stable, even in fast continuous shooting, thanks to the electromagnetic iris mechanism in the lens barrel. The nanocrystal coating reduces ghosting and stray light and Nikon's silent wave motor (SWM) ensures a quiet and even autofocus. Three lenses made of ED glass (Extra-low Dispersion) minimize longitudinal color errors. The front and rear lenses are protected with Nikon's fluoride coating, which effectively repels dust, dirt, water and grease, making cleaning easier.…more