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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens

BH #NI10514 • MFR #20064
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three Extra Low-Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Crystal Coating
Entering a new realm within the short telephoto lens market, the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens from Nikon is an incredibly bright portrait-length lens designed for FX-format F-mount DSLRs. The f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords extensive control over focus for shallow depth of field imagery. Maintaining clarity and sharpness throughout the aperture range, the optical design utilizes extra-low dispersion glass to minimize chromatic aberrations and color fringing, and a Nano Crystal Coat has been applied to reduce flare and ghosting in strong lighting. Availing a range of unique possibilities for a telephoto lens, the combination of the 105mm focal length and fast maximum aperture greatly benefit portrait photographers as well as event shooters.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED Overview

Entering a new realm within the short telephoto lens market, the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens from Nikon is an incredibly bright portrait-length lens designed for FX-format F-mount DSLRs. The f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords extensive control over focus for shallow depth of field imagery. Maintaining clarity and sharpness throughout the aperture range, the optical design utilizes extra-low dispersion glass to minimize chromatic aberrations and color fringing, and a Nano Crystal Coat has been applied to reduce flare and ghosting in strong lighting. Availing a range of unique possibilities for a telephoto lens, the combination of the 105mm focal length and fast maximum aperture greatly benefit portrait photographers as well as event shooters.

Balancing the optical attributes, the lens is also characterized by a Silent Wave Motor that produces fast, smooth, and quiet autofocus capabilities, along with the ability to manually override focus at any time for more selective control. An electromagnetic diaphragm is also featured for greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with faster continuous shooting rates.

Short telephoto prime lens is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used on DX models where it provides a 157.5mm equivalent focal length.
Awesomely fast f/1.4 maximum aperture enables precise control over depth of field when working with selective focus techniques, and also benefits working in low-light conditions.
Three extra-low dispersion glass elements are used in the optical construction to reduce a variety of chromatic aberrations for a high degree of clarity and color neutrality.
A Nano Crystal Coat has been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Fluorine coating on exposed elements affords protection to the optical system.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.

This mechanism limits the compatibility of this lens to the following cameras: D5, D4, D3 series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800/E, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300/S, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon Z7/Z6 with FTZ, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4 with FT-1, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, and Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1.
UPC: 018208200641

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED Specs

Focal Length105mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View23° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance3.28' / 1 m
Maximum Magnification0.13x
Optical Design14 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.72 x 4.17" / 94.5 x 106 mm
Weight2.17 lb / 985 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.27 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.9 x 6.75 x 5.55"

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED Reviews

Best Bokeh

By Jorge
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-27

It has the most beautiful bokeh. If you are in the portrait business, this is the best one. I like the compression, it is not too much and your customers will be happy.

Stunning sharpness and an excellent match with Z

By Philip
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-31

After reading the reviews, I sold my 85mm 1.4 and purchased this 105mm 1.4E. I am amazed at the sharpness and focus accuracy. With my 85 1.4 I had a lot of focus fine tuning issues. This lens has been perfect. I often use it with my Z6 which then gives me VR. It's an incredible low-light combination! Note though, it is fat and heavy! My hands are not that big and it can be a challenge to hold the barrel when attaching or removing from a body. I can't imagine ever selling this lens regardless of S lenses for the Z bodies.

Too Long !!!

By Manuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-01

I waited way to long to purchase this lens. I've pretty much taken it through the paces, and I am super impressed. The end to end sharpness of the images is only complimented by the vivid colors. Being that it's a prime it has made start to move around more when I shoot to get the exact composure I want in a shot. I love this lens !

Sharp

By Miguel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-30

Perfect for portraits!

Amazing bokeh

By Mikel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-14

I bought this because of the positive reviews, and the speed. I'm not a professional, but I have been taking photographs for over 50 years, starting with a Kodak rangefinder, followed by a Mamiya Sekor 35mm SLR, and etc. I enjoy producing expressive portraits and am currently using a D850, I'm attaching a photo, not to show its considerable sharpness, since it was taken in ambient light at 1/13 second, f1/1.4 and ISO 64. with a tripod on carpeted floor with no weight, not using a remote release, and a breathing cat as a subject. Still pretty sharp, though. I do feel that the photo demonstrates the smooth bokeh, and short depth of field inherent in this lens. Anyway, I like it a lot and am glad I bought it.

Review

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-21

I debated over whether to purchase the Nikkor 105mm F1.4 E lens or the Nikkor 85mm F1.4G lens. So, I compromised and purchased both of them from B&H. They are fabulous lenses. No regrets at all.

Review

By Marius
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-01

Great lens that lived up to all of the hype. Love the fast and accurate focus points that this lens renders.

Loyalty

By Massimo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

It does the job, one of those lenses you gotta bring w you all the time

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Beautifully. I've used my 105 f1.4 with my Z7 and an adapter extensively for professional portraits and personal use, and I've been really impressed with the level of detail captured.
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Date published: 2021-05-11

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Asked by: Mathieu
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Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2020-10-14

I have read the specs on this and it is not clear ...

I have read the specs on this and it is not clear what cameras are not compatible with the electromagnetic component. Is a D780 compatible to this lens?
Asked by: Pamela
I can't specifically speak to the D780. It works well on my D750, Df and worked on my D3s. It should be fine on the D780, since the camera came out after the lens.
Answered by: Erden
Date published: 2020-09-01

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I have read the compatibility of the lens to the various cameras and the list of cameras that are not compatible to the electromagnetic mechanism is nearly all of the cameras Nikon makes, so is it compatible with a Nikon D780? That isn't even listed!
Asked by: Pamela
Definitely YES! Even with the D750 too! Hope that helps. Noel
Answered by: Noel
Date published: 2020-09-01

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Even though not mentioned, can this lens be defined as a true apochromatic lens? (not the Sigma definition, but the Zeiss, Cosina or Switar definition??
Asked by: Chris B.
No, Nikon does not list it as a true apochromatic lens.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this lens work with a teleconverter?
Asked by: Anonymous
The 105mm f/1.4 will work with a Kenco t/c because the Kenco t/cs have a different construction. ( As with all t/cs ), for best results, you need to stop down a bit. At f/2.0, the 105 f/1.4 plus 1.4 Kenco produces nice images.
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Date published: 2018-08-27

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Hi. I would like to know about best 3 lens for night shot with nikon 7500?
Asked by: Manuel
In terms of which 3 lenses are best for shooting at night, that would depend on the subject matter. Please e-mail your inquiry to us to [email protected] so we can better assist.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Does it work with a F4 body?

Does it work with a F4 body?
Asked by: Mathieu
I do not know so I checked the Nikon site and it is not listed as being supported. I would assume that you may be able to use it in manual mode
Answered by: Scott
Date published: 2020-07-17
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