Fast, prime mid-telephoto lens delivering the large, smooth and beautiful bokeh and edge-to-edge rendering
Press Release (Courtesy of Nikon South Africa):
Johannesburg – South Africa, 27 July 2016 – The new AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED, a fast, mid-telephoto fixed focal length lens which responds to the demands of professional and advanced amateur photographers pursuing their imaging creativity with a variety of photographic scenes, is announced by Nikon in South Africa today. The lens is also the world’s first*1autofocus lens with a 105mm focal length and f/1.4 aperture, further advancing the boundaries of imaging innovation.
The FX-format compatible AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED, which embodies the “three-dimensional high fidelity” design concept, effortlessly crafts impressive portraits and photos of still subjects that beautifully utilize the large and smooth bokeh characteristics. The lens also delivers superior resolution all the way to the edges of the frame for landscape shots, be it for day or night scenes, alongside an excellent reproduction of point light sources.
“Creating a significant shallow depth of field with the smoothest of bokeh through a 105mm focal length, is now made possible with the combination of phenomenal optical performance and innovative design. This new lens, the world’s first*1 with a 105mm focal length and a maximum aperture of f/1.4, answers to the desire of a portraiture with soft, mesmerising bokeh effect. The effect is made possible through gradual alteration from the focus position and resulting in the creation of a natural reproduction of the subject’s depth,” said Grant Norton, Head of Sales and Marketing for Nikon in South Africa. “NIKKOR design technology further equips the lens with a highly accurate diaphragm control for stable auto exposure, and various elements to reduce chromatic aberration and flare effects. This lens will be a compelling apparatus for a photographer’s creativity.”