Portrait photographers have something to get excited about with Nikon’s announcement of the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens. This lens is primed to be one of the best optics in its range, thanks to an impressive f/1.4 maximum aperture, which will deliver exceptionally smooth bokeh and super-shallow depth of field. It is a brand new entry into Nikon’s legacy of 105mm lenses, including the more specialized Micro versions and faster portrait-oriented options. It also makes a perfect pairing with the AF-S 58mm f/1.4G Lens for a set of lenses that can deliver outstanding image quality and beautiful bokeh in a variety of situations.
To guarantee optical excellence, the 105mm uses three extra-low dispersion glass elements, which help reduce chromatic aberrations, as well as improve sharpness, color accuracy, and clarity. Combine this with the Nano Crystal Coat to limit flare and ghosting, and this lens will be able to create phenomenal images. A fluorine coat is also present to further the professional design and protect the exposed elements. And, as one of the latest additions to Nikon’s lens lineup, it incorporates an electromagnetic diaphragm control mechanism for greater exposure accuracy and consistency, especially when using fast continuous shooting rates.
Operation will be speedy, thanks to the use of a Silent Wave Motor autofocus system to quickly and accurately lock onto your subjects. Full-time manual override will of course be available for making adjustments to your focus whenever you feel the need. Also, the side of the lens barrel offers a switch for quickly changing from AF to manual focus. Additionally, the lens has an 82mm front filter thread.