Nikon today introduced the new AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED lens, a full-frame, FX-format, medium-telephoto prime lens engineered to help create flattering images and promising impressive bokeh, sharpness and color rendition.
This new lens joins other NIKKOR f/1.4 lenses in the Gold Ring Series, including the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G, AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G and the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
“The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED represents the embodiment of the NIKKOR line of high-quality lenses, giving photographers a robust, well-balanced lens that provides intense sharpness, astounding image quality and background bokeh that is sure to be a favorite among portrait photographers,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.
The new NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4 is the world’s first to offer a prime lens at the 105mm focal length with a large f/1.4 aperture, resulting in flattering compression to portrait subjects, shallow depth of field and improved low-light performance. The nine-blade diaphragm has been specifically designed to produce exceptional circular bokeh, and Nikon claims sharp rendering throughout the aperture range. [image:blog_post:61546] [image:blog_post:61547]
With 14 elements in nine groups, including three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements, the NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4 promises precise sharpness and optical performance, with the ability to reproduce point light sources faithfully without sagittal coma flare, even on the edges of the frame.
Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat technology aims to reduce ghosting and flare while Fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements should make smudges, dirt and moisture easier to remove. The lens also features a durable design and is sealed and gasketed to resist dust and moisture. [image:blog_post:61545]
Along with this new lens, Nikon has also announced that NIKKOR lens production has reached an impressive 100 million units produced worldwide.
The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED will be available in late August 2016 for approximately $2,200. For more information, visit www.nikonusa.com.