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

BH #NI1052DAF • MFR #1932
Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
  • Defocus Image Control
  • Super Integrated Coating
Excelling in portraiture, the Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D is a unique short telephoto prime characterized by its bright design and unique Defocus Image Control. The DC feature allows you to control the degree and placement of blur in an image, with the ability to make subjects stand out from the background or blur the foreground. The fast f/2 maximum aperture also contributes to depth of field control as well as benefits working in low-light conditions. Benefitting image quality, individual elements feature a Super Integrated Coating that controls flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in bright and backlit conditions. Additionally, a rear focusing system promotes faster, more responsive focusing performance and maintains the overall lens length during use.
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Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D Overview

Excelling in portraiture, the Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D is a unique short telephoto prime characterized by its bright design and unique Defocus Image Control. The DC feature allows you to control the degree and placement of blur in an image, with the ability to make subjects stand out from the background or blur the foreground. The fast f/2 maximum aperture also contributes to depth of field control as well as benefits working in low-light conditions. Benefitting image quality, individual elements feature a Super Integrated Coating that controls flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in bright and backlit conditions. Additionally, a rear focusing system promotes faster, more responsive focusing performance and maintains the overall lens length during use.

Prime telephoto lens is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 157.5mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/2 maximum aperture excels in low-light conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for isolating subjects and using selective focus techniques.
Unique Defocus Image Control system allows you to control the degree and placement of soft focus in the image; by turning the DC ring, you can blur either the foreground or the background or produce an overall soft focus effect.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
A rear focusing design is also used, where only the rear lens group is moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.

This system is compatible with select Nikon DSLRs that support D-type lenses. Autofocus is not supported by DSLRs lacking an autofocus motor, such as the D3000-series, D5000-series, D40, D40X, and D60, where the lens may be used with manual focus only.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Built-in lens hood helps to prevent stray light from causing flare.
UPC: 018208019328

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

Focal Length105mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View23° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance2.95' / 90 cm
Maximum Magnification0.13x
Optical Design6 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus (with Nikon Cameras That Have an Autofocus Motor)
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.11 x 4.37" / 79 x 111 mm
Weight1.36 lb / 620 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.71 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 4.4 x 4.2"
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Will this lens have all its features available on ...

Will this lens have all its features available on Z system? With FTZ adapter of course... Thank you.
Asked by: Mordechai
The lens will be manual-focus only. The Nikkor "D" series lenses do not have the auto-focus motor in the lens, and instead require that the camera body have an auto-focus motor. To auto-focus, the lens then gets driven via a mechanical coupling from the camera body. The Nikon FTZ adapter does not have this motor. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Nechemia
Date published: 2020-03-19

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How does the defocus control work? What kind of measurement or scale is used to understand depth of field?
Asked by: Anonymous
Only Nikon could say how their defocus control works. What defocus control allows you to do is have the ability to control the bokeh (or out of focus areas of your images) for superior results for all conditions. After focusing on your subject, adjusting the lens to the R {Rear} setting will render your background soft with swashes of color with little detail of objects. Turning the defocus ring to the F {Front} setting will bring some detail in your foreground into near focus.Precise focus is only possible at one distance. Focus will taper off both in front and behind the in focus subject. The distance in between the point of precise focus that is acceptably sharp is called the depth of field (DOF). DOF is affected by lens focal length, subject to camera distance, aperture and the format or size of film or sensor being used (APS-C vs Full Frame for example). For years, manufactures inscribed a DOF scale on their lens so one your exposure and focus was set, you could look at the lens and know what your DOF was going to be. Additionally, a method of shooting using zone focusing or hyperfocal distance was a way for photographers to shoot candidly and quickly by pre focusing prior to shooting an image. Today, there are charts and APPs readily available online to calculate DOF since many of todays new generations of lenses lack the focus scale markings. We carry a few pocket DOF scales: http://bhpho.to/1iYw022
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2021-05-15

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Can I use this lens with a Nikon D90, 7000. Will the auto focus work, as well as the other stuff like aperture etc.?
Asked by: Harvey
Autofocus will work on the D7000 and any other Nikon camera that has an autofocus motor built-in (that is, any camera that can autofocus on a NIKKOR AF-D lens). It has nothing to do with being a prime (fixed focal length) lens.
Answered by: Andrew
Date published: 2020-04-13

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Has anyone used this in studio for portraits, and what is your opinion of the results????
Asked by: Mary J
Yes, I use this lens in a studio setting all the time. It is a superbly sharp lens used straight without the DF control. Sharpness is further accented by using the DF control, diffusing the background. (windows/doors/ plants etc).I have had the 105/2.5 and 105/1.8, this lens beats them both.
Answered by: Cornelis G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Has anyone used this lens with a D90 , 7000, or 3000? What have been your experiences with bokeh, sharpness? I read the review of the 135mm DC that it is not always sharp . Does this lens have the same issues?
Asked by: Harvey
I've never tried on D90, 7000 or 3000, but tried on D610, and D4S. I owned both 105mm and 135mm, but use the 105mm more often than the 135mm, mainly for portrait shots. They are my treasures, and kept-secret lenses. I have no issue with the sharpness. I normally set the DC ring at 2 (R) for portrait shots and the results are unbeatable! To get the sharpness, you can set the DC ring at 0.
Answered by: Thien P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I just picked up my first Nikon film camera, the FM2n. Will this lens work on that camera? I realize if it does it will only be in manual mode.
Asked by: Anonymous
I'm not familiar with your specific camera, but so long as you have a normal Nikon lens mount, this lens should be fine. It will work manually (not a G lens). I love mine!
Answered by: Kevin A.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I am very seriously thinking about this lens. My question is how does it work corectly . If I want to do a portrait and I wish to use 2.8 with rear focus ( for portraits) must the rear also be 2.8?. Or, can I set the lens to 5.6 and have a rear @ 2.8 to blur out the background. The same question for front. Help!!
Asked by: Harvey
Hi Harvey, I think youre misunderstanding how DF control works.It only serves to enhance bokeh in the foreground or background. Focus the lens as you normally would for a portrait, lets say you set the aperture at f2.8. You could then adjust the DF control to 2.8 (rear) to enhance the bokeh behind your subject. ( you would do the opposite (2.8 front) if you wanted to enhance the bokeh at the front. I hope this helps.
Answered by: shaggy
Date published: 2018-08-27
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