As the world’s first autofocus lens with a focal lengthFOCAL LENGTHMeasured in mm, it is the distance from the focal point of a lens (its centre or curved mirror where light converges) to the plane of the image sensor (film) when an object is in focus. A shorter focal length lens sees a wider image and a longer focal length brings your subject closer. For example, a 15mm lens sees a very wide image and is perfect for landscape photography. Conversely, a 500mm lens sees a very narrow image, brings the subject much closer and is thus great for subjects that are far away, like a bird in a tree. With zoom lenses, its minimum and maximum focal lengths are indicated, for example, as 24-105mm. A zoom lens allows you to change the lens’ focal length, with shorter (wide-angle) and longer (telephoto) options, whereas a fixed focal length lens requires you to move back and forth to find the correct image composition. of 105mm and an apertureAPERTUREAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Aperture refers to an opening inside the lens, similar to the iris of your eye, that changes in diameter to control the amount of light that enters a camera. Aperture is expressed in f-stops: the lower the number, the larger the aperture, e.g. f/1.4 is larger than f/8. A larger (or wider) aperture allows more light to pass through the lens to the sensor (film) as a picture is taken, particularly useful in low-light conditions. A larger aperture also produces a shallower depth-of-field, and thus more background blur. of f/1.4, the FX-format AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED brings innovation to advance the boundaries of imaging excellence. Revel in the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E AF-S ED’s superior optical performance that delivers high resolution across the entire frame for dramatically sharp images that are rich in detail. The 105mm focal length*2 and fast f/1.4 maximum aperture ensures evenly lit and high-contrastCONTRASTThe difference between areas of different brightness levels in a photograph: A high-contrast image has a greater difference between light and dark areas, whereas a low-contrast image has a narrow range of tones. Contrast is used to direct a viewer’s attention to a photographer’s subject either with colour contrast (bold versus duller colours) or tonal contrast (bright versus darker tones). images even from a distance, making it a versatile performer for indoor portraits, intimate weddings, and outdoor nightscapes. Its three Extra-low Dispersion glass elements and Nano Crystal Coat optimise sharpness and contrast, while fluorine coat ensures easy maintenance and lens durability. Crafted to produce natural and beautiful bokehBOKEHPronounced: /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ [boh-kay] or /ˈboʊkə/ [boh-kə]
Originating from the Japanese word Boke (ボケ), meaning 'blur' or 'haze', it refers to the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. It has also been defined as the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light. Bokeh depends on various aspects of lens design. Aperture design has the largest effect on Bokeh, and generally a lens with a more rounded aperture produces a more pleasing, natural Bokeh., it is the ultimate lens for exceptional portrait and street photography.
A LOW-LIGHT POWERHOUSE THAT DELIVERS UNDER ANY CONDITION
Designed to excel under the most challenging lighting conditions, the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E AF-S ED is capable of focusing quickly for superb images in low-light. With an f/1.4 maximum aperture, you can shoot at faster shutter speedSHUTTER SPEEDAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Shutter speed is the length of time that a single frame is exposed for, more specifically how fast the shutter opens and closes to permit light entering the lens, to reach the sensor. A slow shutter speed means a longer exposure time useful for motion blur like the silky look of flowing water, whereas a fast shutter speed means a shorter exposure time useful for freezing the appearance of motion in images like a hummingbird in flight. It is measured in seconds starting at 1 second and halving our doubling in time.
For example: 1/2s, 1/4s and 1/8s are all fractions of a second with 1/2s being the longest exposure time, 1/4s half of that and 1/8s another half etc.s under low-light conditions and capture remarkably sharp images, while the responsive electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism ensures stable auto-exposureEXPOSUREExposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Achieving the correct exposure is similar to collecting rain in a bucket, up to an optimum level. The rate of rainfall is out of your control (light), yet you can control these three factors: the bucket’s width (lens aperture), the duration you leave it in the rain (shutter speed), and how effective your bucket is in collecting rain (ISO). These three elements work together to control the amount of light per unit area, preventing underexposure (too dark) or overexposure (too bright), giving you a natural looking image. control even during high-speed continuous shooting. This results in images that are outstandingly crisp and vivid even in low-light situations within buildings and dimly-lit rooms.
ASTOUNDING IMAGES THAT ARE RICH IN DETAIL
Add a dramatic sense of depth to your compositions with the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E AF-S ED. The ultra-fast portrait lens attains amazingly high resolution across the entire frame including the peripheral areas with sharp and clear rendering at the centre. Superior optical performance is achieved through NIKKOR’s unique “three-dimensional high-fidelity” design concept, allowing for smooth and beautiful bokeh with a gradual alteration from the focus planes and a natural depth-of-field. The nine-blade rounded diaphragm creates a smooth and rounded bokeh, while the enhanced depth-of-field delivers images that truly stand out.
UNSURPASSED DURABILITY, UNMATCHED COLOUR BALANCE
Enjoy the freedom to capture sharp and vibrant images even under harsh and bright lighting conditions. Engineered with three Extra-low Dispersion glass elements that reduce chromatic aberration to enhance sharpness and contrast, and Nano Crystal Coat to minimise ghosting and flareFLAREOccurs when a point light source such as the sun or an artificial light (that is brighter than the rest of the scene), hits the front element of a lens resulting in a lack of contrast, haze, or unwanted semi-transparent objects being present in the image. You can avoid lens flare with a lenshood or filters, however, the effect is also useful for bringing artistic elements into an image, such as sun rays peaking out from behind a rock formation. , the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED resolves portraits, landscapes, and even night sceneries with unmatched colour balance and picture details. A fluorine coating is applied to the extreme front and rear lens surfaces for extra durability to repel dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt for easy maintenance no matter where your photographic journey takes you.
THE LARGE, SMOOTH AND BEAUTIFUL BOKEH EFFECT REPRODUCES THE NATURAL DEPTH OF SUBJECTS
An original optical system of 105mm f/1.4 creates a large bokeh effect with a shallow depth-of-field while enabling impressive scene capture and a moderate telephotoTELEPHOTOA lens with long focal length capable of making distant objects appear nearer thus larger. Essentially, it isolates and magnifies the subject so that it appears as a full image when shooting from a distance. Telephoto lenses are ideal for photographing subjects that are further away, such as wildlife and sports photography. compression effect for exquisite photographic expression. Inheriting the concept of “three-dimensional high fidelity” from the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G, this medium-telephoto lens is designed so that, when shooting near subjects, the focus plane delivers as much sharpness as possible while providing smooth alteration of bokeh as the distance from the focus plane increases, achieving natural reproduction of the subject’s depth. This lens also features excellent bokeh characteristics with less colour fringing or unnatural edges.
HIGH RESOLUTION AND HIGH REPRODUCTION CAPABILITY OF POINT LIGHT SOURCES, EVEN IN THE PERIPHERAL AREAS
Sharp rendering is attained for shooting distant subjects throughout the aperture range from the maximum, and when the lens is stopped down by several stops, an extremely high-definition image is realised across the entire frame. In addition, when shooting distant scenes in low-light situations, point light sources are reproduced as point images with minimised sagittal coma flare, an aberration where a point image located at the peripheries forms a conspicuous image resembling a bird spreading its wings, resulting in clear and crisp night landscape shots.
HIGH-QUALITY IMAGES CAN BE CAPTURED WITH REDUCED CHROMATIC ABERRATION AND MINIMAL GHOST AND FLARE EFFECTS
The employment of three ED glass elements reduces chromatic aberration (especially axial chromatic aberration) while enhancing sharpness and contrast, and Nano Crystal Coat delivers outstandingly high anti-reflection effect throughout the visible light range, effectively minimising ghost and flare effects even under harsh lighting.
LATEST DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES THAT REALISE VARIOUS BREAKTHROUGHS
Utilising the high optical technologies that Nikon has long accumulated, a traditional 105 mm focal-length lens with fast f/1.4 maximum aperture is realised incorporating an AF system, making the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED a very individual fast, a medium-telephoto lens that enables creative image expression. The bright finder image achieved with this fast, prime lensPRIME LENSA photographic lens used as an (1) alternative, fixed focal length alternative to a zoom lens or, (2) more traditionally, as the primary lens in a combination lens system. In the first sense, a prime lens is known for having a larger maximum aperture and consequently offers greater shutter speeds, having advanced optics and weighing less than zoom lenses, albeit less flexible, because of their simpler construction with less moving parts. In the second sense, a prime lens refers to the primary lens when paired with other optical devices. A prime lens's focal length is fixed and the photographer is required to move closer or further to achieve the correct image composition. that reliably supports comfortable shooting is effective in handheld shooting for low-light scenes as well. While ensuring impressive subject depiction for shooting portraits and still objects utilising the large and beautiful bokeh with a gradual transition from the focus plane, this lens also delivers excellent distant shots with high resolution even at the periphery and high reproduction capability of point light sources in low-light situations. The latest technologies also provide stable AE with highly accurate diaphragm control even during high-speed continuous shooting, via the adoption of an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism.
FLUORINE COAT WITH HIGH ANTIFOULING PERFORMANCE FOR EASY MAINTENANCE
Nikon’s original fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt for easy removal even if they adhere to the lens surface is applied to the extreme front and rear surfaces. Compared to other manufacturers’ coatings of a similar kind, fluorine coat endures a higher frequency of lens surface wiping and provides longer-duration staying power. It also features superb anti-reflection effect, ensuring the capture of clear images.
Magnesium Alloy Barrel
Nikon F-mount (FX), Metal Mount
Full Time Manual Focus
Minimum Focus Distance
Fixed Focal Length Lens
What's in the box?
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens
82mm Front Lens Cap
LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
HB-79 Lens Hood
CL1218 Soft Lens Case for AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Zoom Lens
Limited 2-year warranty
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