The Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED AF-S lens is a fast aperture prime designed for FX-format Nikon digital SLR bodies. The only 105mm autofocus (AF) lens on the market with an f/1.4 maximum aperture, this is an exciting addition to the Nikkor range and is aimed at professionals who want to reach new levels of finesse in portraiture and fashion. Whether you're shooting in the studio or outside at dusk, the ... More
Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED AF-S Lens
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The Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED AF-S lens is a fast aperture prime designed for FX-format Nikon digital SLR bodies. The only 105mm autofocus (AF) lens on the market with an f/1.4 maximum aperture, this is an exciting addition to the Nikkor range and is aimed at professionals who want to reach new levels of finesse in portraiture and fashion. Whether you're shooting in the studio or outside at dusk, the lens' all-new optical construction delivers unrivalled edge-to-edge sharpness and beautiful bokeh.
Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED AF-S Lens: Key Features
Fastest full-frame lens of its kind
FX- and DX-format compatible
Medium-telephoto prime suited to portraiture
Bright, fast f1.4 aperture - perfect for low-light work
Produces beautiful bokeh, edge-to-edge sharpness, contrast, and resolution
1m minimum focusing distance
14 elements in 9 groups
82mm filter attachment
Unique character: f/1.4 maximum aperture and 105mm focal length
This FX-format prime lens will perfectly reflect your personal aesthetic. The 105 mm focal length combines with a shortest focusing distance of 1 m to enable frame-filling head-shots without the need to crop. The unique optical design enables every component of the scene to be faithfully reproduced: even when shooting wide-open, the finest fabrics can be captured in all their beauty. And the rounded 9-blade diaphragm produces stunning bokeh, and enables sensitive depth-of-field control.
Beautiful bokeh: depth and dimension
Thanks to its unique optical construction, this lens offers wonderfully smooth bokeh and can endow subjects with a beautifully natural-looking sense of depth. The intensity of image blur transitions smoothly as the distance from the sharply focused point increases, enabling bokeh with no rough edges. And the fine gradation of bokeh from the focus point to the background renders images with an incredible sense of natural depth. The benefits extend to movies, too: when pulling focus, bokeh transitions incredibly smoothly, providing a unique advantage when it comes to filming atmospheric scenes.
Drawing with light: unbeatable performance when shooting wide-open
The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED enables exceptional aesthetic control. Subjects are rendered with perfect clarity even when shooting at the widest aperture of f/1.4. Sagittal coma flare is effectively minimised for superior reproduction of point light sources as fine rounded points, even at the edges of an image. Peripheral light falloff is controlled to retain brightness across the frame, and subjects located at the edge of the frame are sharp and well resolved, even when shooting at maximum aperture with focus set to infinity.
Legendary Nikkor quality
Nine rounded aperture blades decrease diffraction, delivering faithful reproduction of a scene’s elements. AE control is rendered exceptionally stable—even during a high-speed burst—thanks to the incorporation of an electromagnetic aperture control mechanism in the lens barrel. Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghost and flare, and autofocus is smooth, quiet, and swift as a result of Nikon’s SWM (Silent Wave Motor). Three extra-low-dispersion (ED) glass elements minimise axial chromatic aberration. The front and rear lens elements are protected and made easier to clean by Nikon’s fluorine coat, which effectively repels dust, dirt, water, and grease.
Sample images taken with the Nikon 105mm f1.4E lens: