The fastest 105mm lens ever made by Nikon for superb portraits plus low light reportage & weddings
The portrait of perfection
Meet the new standard by which all short telephoto lenses will be measured against, the world's first* full-frame 105mm with an f/1.4 aperture. A marvel of optical precision, distortion correction and craftsmanship. It's fast maximum aperture make this an ideal optic for available light—recommended for portraiture or indoor sports. This short telephoto lens can defocus backgrounds with painterly finesse and isolate subjects with three-dimensional fidelity. For those seeking the ultimate in image quality in photography or videography, there's no close second.
*Among AF lenses for digital SLRs compatible with FX-format image sensor; as of July 27, 2016; statement based on Nikon research.
Gorgeous background defocus
World's fastest, brightest 105mm full-frame lens
An excellent performer for available light, the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED also excels when using Nikon Speedlights—indoors or out. Create beautiful portraits with minimal depth of field as well as using Advanced Wireless Lighting with Auto FP High Speed Sync. Its f/1.4 maximum aperture and nine-blade diaphragm produce a superior bokeh effect with large, smooth spheres with gradual alteration. The focal length (105mm on FX cameras, 158mm on DX cameras) creates an ideal working distance that's close enough to interact with the subject.
Ultimate image quality
A must-have for serious shooters! This is the culmination of Nikon's expertise in lens design, optical excellence and industry leading innovation. Its new optical design creates ultra-high definition across the entire frame, especially when used with one of Nikon's full-frame (FX) high-resolution DSLRs. Its a lens that pushes boundaries of imaging possibility, one that can take your photography and videography to a thrilling new level. What will you achieve with it?
Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet
Focal Length 105 mm
Maximum Aperture f/ 1.4
Minimum Aperture f/ 16
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 15°20'
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 23°10′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.13 x
Lens Elements 14
Lens Groups 9
Compatible Format(s) FX DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
Diaphragm Blades 9
Distance Information Yes
Nano Crystal Coat Yes
ED Glass Elements 3
Fluorine Coat Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal Focusing Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 1.0 m from focal plane
Focus Mode AF, Manual
Filter Size 82 mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
Approx. Dimensions 94.5 x 106 mm (Diameter x Length)
distance from camera lens mount flange
Based on CIPA Guidelines
Approx. Weight 985 g
Based on CIPA Guidelines