Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D Lens

Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D Lens

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Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D Lens

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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/ FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to 16
  • Defocus Image Control
  • Rear Focusing System
  • A-M Mode Switch Ring
  • Aperture Control Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.0'
  • Filter Diameter: 72mm
  • Built-In Lens Hood
  • 9-Blade Circular Diaphragm
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Nikon 105mm f/2.0 overview

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The AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D Lens from Nikon is an FX format telephoto prime lens effective for portraiture and other medium telephoto applications. Its fast f/2 maximum aperture allows sharp imaging in low light and shallow depth of field control. Furthermore, its unique Defocus Image Control ring creates smooth and subtle out-of-focus areas in either the foreground or background of your image. A rounded diaphragm also adds to more natural looking out-of-focus areas and a manual aperture control ring is supported.

With a rear focus system, only the lens' rear elements move during focus for faster AF performance and an M-A mode ring switches between manual and auto focus modes. A built-in lens hood is provided to deflect unwanted light. 

Autofocus is not supported by D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300 cameras--lens may be used with manual focus only. Be sure to check your camera's lens-compatibility information before selecting a new lens.

A medium telephoto FX format prime lens with fast f/2 maximum aperture ideal for portraiture and effective in low light offering shallow depth of field control
Defocus Image Control ring enables control of the out-of-focus areas in your images background or foreground for a smooth, subtle effect
Rear focus system provides fast autofocus performance
Nine-blade circular diaphragm
Built-in lens hood
In the Box
Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D Lens
  • 72mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Nikon 105mm f/2.0 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 105mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 157.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon DX
    Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Angle of View 23° 20'
    DX Picture Angle: 15° 20'
    Minimum Focus Distance 3' (91.44 cm)
    Magnification 0.13x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.7
    Optical Design 6 Elements in 6 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 72 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.1 x 4.4" (7.87 x 11.18 cm)
    Weight 1.41 lb (640 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.71 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 4.4 x 4.2"

    Nikon 105mm f/2.0 reviews

    AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 96.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon classic focal length delivers Since I already own the 14-24 and 24-70mm zoom lenses, I was inclined to purchase the 70-200mm VR AF-S lens as the prefect compliment. As a pro photographer who has moved from Hasselblad and Leica to the Nikon D3, I have a bias to prime lenses. Since the VR 70-200 seems destined to be replaced by a lens more suitable to the FX sensor, I choose instead to purchase a series of prime lenses, including the 105mm. Don't let the age of the lens put you off. it is a stunning lens -- with added feature of modifying the OTF look of the shot. Creamy smooth bokeh and and extreme in-focus rendition of detail. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2008-08-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lens I have owned both the AF DC Nikkor 105mm f/2.0D and 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR macro lenses and would like to compare the two. I like them both a great deal, but each has their strengths and weaknesses. AF DC Nikkor 105mm f/2.0D Faster auto-focusing, brighter in viewfinder, beautiful bokeh, sharp Has chromatic abberation, long minimum focus length, can flare I did not use DC much. Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR macro No flare, can get very close to subject, beautiful bokeh, sharp, VR is a nice to have slow, hunting auto-focus I could only justify owning one, so I kept the macro lens. I am occasionally frustrated by the auto-focus hunting. Both are great lenses.
    Date published: 2012-07-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as it gets I use this lens essentialy for portraits. It is simply, one of the best lens I ever used on a Nikon DSLR! It's Bokeh is amazing, offering a smooth background when needed. And it can also be really sharp when stop down to /4. I also liked, a lot, of the DC system. It's something unique, that only Nikon offers, and 90% of the photographer's don't know about it. However, it does require a lot of learning to use it. The autofocus is fast, as long as you have a pro-body to pair it with. If you are into portraiture, simply buy this one. There are not going to have regrets.
    Date published: 2009-07-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from love... I just got the lens last week, and so far love what I'm getting out of this lens. I've only used it for portraits, mostly natural light (no studio work). Obviously, the reason to buy this lens is the bokeh, and I've been getting it in spades. The 105MM focal length has been handy indoors, and I feel like this focal length is easier and more useful that the 135MM. I have has some focus issues, but a little tweaking with the fine tune AF has cleared that up. I've noticed a lot of photogrphers complaining about the soft focus. This only happens if you mis-use the lens. You're supposed to match f/stop to the defocus control on the barrel (so if you're shooting at f/2, you choose the same f/2 on the defocus control). Anyway, if you use a number greater your f/stop, you DO get a soft focus. Used properly, this lens gets amazing results.
    Date published: 2015-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I adore this lens I purchased this lens and also the 135dc lens from BH. They are both built like tanks, and solid construction. But, the 105 in my opinion for what I shoot rocks my socks! Super sharp, and great compression. Paired with my Nikon D7100 or D610, it shines. I shoot a lot of engagement and family sessions, this lens is my go to lens, and I say that with the 135dc being a close second. Both fantastic, so if looking at the DC lenses, you can't go wrong with either one.
    Date published: 2015-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great Lens This is everything you want in a pro lens. Perfect clarity. Great color saturation. Good focus response. Solid build. The out-of-focus parts of the image are incredible and really draw attention to the subject. People have used the work creamy for the the out-of-focus parts, which I thought was silly until I saw the lens in action. It's the perfect word. The defocus control is a really valuable addition for portraits, but the lens is fantastic for lots of applications. It is a bit long for my DX sensor, but is great for all of the outdoor stuff. f/2 is a delight and opens up a new world of creative possibilities. I have noticed a bit of purple/green fringing when the lens is wide open outdoors and shooting contrasty objects (especially those in the background). A look around the Internet indicates that this is a common problem for fast lenses from many manufacturers. It does not happen often and has not caused me to lose any shots. Very highly recommended!
    Date published: 2009-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from this lens delivers After a few nights of tinkering with this lens i can understand how others were unable to get the best results. Which is not to say that this lens is difficult to use - it just needs more attention to operate than an 85 1.4 (more things to setup w the defocus control and additional button you have to push to switch btwn auto and manual). That being said however, I'm impressed with the sharpness of the focus and the smoothness of the bokeh.
    Date published: 2015-06-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nikon 105mm AF-D DC Very nice lens optically. DC feature is simple and consistent yet VERY tough to master. Once you know what you are doing it offers some vast creative potential. Sharpness maxes out around f/6.3. Beyond f/8 sharpness starts to degrade (hardly a problem for a portrait lens though). Cons? Big one! Nikon gotta be kidding me making a lens at this price with 2 plastic rings. My focus switch ring is already broken after 2 month! I'm rough on my equipments - true, yet a legend does not deserve to be made of plastic. If not for the plastic rings that are pissing me off right now, this lens gets 4.5*
    Date published: 2008-12-11
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