Reimagine portraits with the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED (27.07.2016)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 27th July 2016: Nikon launches the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED and adds another jewel to its lineup of fast FX-format f/1.4 prime lenses. As the only 105 mm autofocus lens on the market with an f/1.4 maximum aperture, this is an exciting addition to the NIKKKOR range. Professionals who want to reach new levels of artistry in portraiture and fashion will be able to enjoy exceptional aesthetic control.
The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED is a worthy successor to Nikon’s famed NIKKOR 105mm f/2.5 lens. Whether photographers are working with available light or in the studio, the all-new optical construction delivers unrivalled edge-to-edge sharpness and exquisite bokeh. The 105 mm focal length and 1 m shortest focusing distance allow for frame-filling head-shots without the need to crop. Wide-open performance is unbeatable, and subjects are rendered with perfect clarity even when shooting at the widest aperture.
In order to ensure optimum performance in portrait mode, Nikon’s engineers have paid special attention to resolution at the outer areas of the frame. As a result, 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, even when shooting at maximum aperture with focus set to infinity. Thanks to the unique optical design, the intensity of image blur transitions smoothly for bokeh with no rough edges. Images are rendered with a depth and dimension that’s truly memorable.
Dirk Jasper, Product Marketing Manager, Nikon Europe, says: “The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED is an incredible addition to Nikon’s legendary f/1.4 lineup. Building on a legacy of excellence that goes all the way back to the very first Nikon F-mount lenses, its overall optical performance and resolution is extraordinary: it even surpasses Nikon’s high-end 85 mm portrait lenses. From the details in fine fabrics to the gradations of colour in a subject’s hair, this truly distinctive lens is going to let photographers put a very personal stamp on their portraits.”
Additional key features
Rounded 9-blade diaphragm
Nine rounded aperture blades decrease diffraction, delivering faithful reproduction of a scene’s elements.
Quick, stable, smooth
An electromagnetic aperture mechanism enables exceptionally stable auto-exposure control— even during a high-speed burst. Autofocus is smooth, quiet, and swift as a result of Nikon’s SWM (Silent Wave Motor).
Legendary NIKKOR optics
Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghost and flare. Three extra-low-dispersion (ED) glass elements minimise axial chromatic aberration. Nikon’s fluorine coat protects the front and rear lens elements, and makes them easier to clean.