Nikon Introduces World’s First Full-frame 105mm Lens with F/1.4

AF-S Nikkor 105mm f1.4E ED

Product Summary

  • Model name: AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED
  • Release Date: 27th July 2016
  • Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
  • Format : Full Frame
  • Mounts: Nikon
  • Color: Black
  • Availability:  Late August 2016
  • Price: $2,199.953
  • Purchase options: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • World’s first full-frame 105mm with an f/1.4**
  • 9 blade diaphragm produces superior bokeh
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm to enable precise exposure control
  • 3 ED elements for ghosting, flare & chromatic aberration correction
  • Nano Crystal Coat for maximum contrast
  • Front and rear element has fluorine coating

**Among AF lenses for digital SLRs compatible with FX-format image sensor; as of July 27, 2016; statement based on Nikon research

Captivating Image Quality

The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED is a fast, full-frame (FX-format), medium-telephoto prime lens and is the world’s first1 to strike the impeccable balance of 105mm focal length and large f/1.4 aperture for a truly outstanding optic. This new NIKKOR lens is ideal for professional and advanced enthusiast photographers, especially those capturing portraiture, from in-studio fashion to a golden hour engagement session on the beach. These users will love the precise sharpness from this fantastic glass, which provides a flattering compression to subjects with a sensational, sultry bokeh. Beyond the gorgeous image quality lies stellar resolving power, especially when used with Nikon DSLRs such as D5, D810 or D750.

AF-S Nikkor 105mm f1.4E EDThe 105mm f/1.4E is a fast lens with endearing character, providing stellar optical performance, even in the peripherals. Sharp rendering is attained for shooting distant subjects throughout the aperture range – from maximum aperture to being stopped down by several stops. Gradual alteration from the focal plane helps render subjects in high-fidelity with a natural depth, giving colorful portraits and landscapes that little bit of extra “pop” to help create a truly distinct image. The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4 is also an excellent choice for low-light photography, as its large maximum aperture allows photographers to shoot at the fastest possible shutter speeds. Additionally, this lens can reproduce point light sources faithfully without sagittal coma flare, even on the edges of the frame.

Masterful Lens Construction

Decades of precision, knowledge and experience are put forth into every NIKKOR lens, and the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED is an exceptional example of brilliant craftsmanship and Nikon technologies merging. Packed with the latest advanced optical innovations, the 105mm f/1.4 features Nikon’s electromagnetic aperture control technology for consistent exposures, even during high speed continuous shooting.

AF-S Nikkor 105mm f1.4E EDOn the outside, solid build quality is well-balanced for all-day shooting, while the lens is sealed and gasketed to resist dust and moisture. Additional Fluorine coatings are used on the front and rear elements, so that smudges, dirt or moisture are easily removed. Inside the lens, the optical formula consists of 14 elements in nine groups, which include three ED glass elements. A 9-blade diaphragm further helps to create a circular, pleasing out of focus area. The lens also features Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat technology to significantly reduce instances of ghosting and flare.

The new AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED joins other NIKKOR f/1.4 lenses in the Gold Ring Series, which include only premium primes with Nano Crystal Coat and pro-grade build quality. These other lenses include the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G, AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G.

AF-S Nikkor 105mm f1.4E ED

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AF-S Nikkor 105mm f1.4E ED

AF-S Nikkor 105mm f1.4E ED

AF-S Nikkor 105mm f1.4E ED Specification

ModelAf-S lens, Nikon F mount CPU built-in E-type
Focal length105 mm
Maximum aperture ratio1: 1.4
Lens construction14 elements in 9 groups (3 ED lenses, Nano Crystal coat and fluorine coat and)
Angle of view23 ° 10 ′ (FX-format digital SLR camera)
15 ° 20 ‘ (DX-format digital SLR camera)
Shooting distance informationClosest shooting distance information to the camera output
FocusIf (internal focusing), ultrasonic motor using autofocus, manual focusing possible
Shooting distance scaleInfinity ~1.0m
Minimum focusing distance1.0 m
The maximum magnification0.13 x
Number of Diaphragm Blades9 sheets (circular aperture)
-SqueezeAutomatic aperture due to electromagnetic diaphragm
Maximum aperturef/1.4
Minimum aperturef/16
Metering methodFull aperture metering
Attachment size (filter)82mm(P=0.75mm)
DimensionsApprox. 94.5 mm (diameter) x 106 mm (lens-mount reference plane from lens tip)
MassApprox. 985 g
Accessories-82 mm spring type lens cap LC-82.
-Back LF-4
• Bayonet hood HB-79
-Lens CL-1218