Nikon has announced a new lens in the body of the AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED telephoto prime, while confirming the manufacturing of its 100 millionth optic.
Companies like to brag about their achievements. Shortly after Nikon celebrated 99 years of existence, the Japanese manufacturer has revealed that its lens production numbers have reached 100 million. Back in July 2015, the company announced that it produced 95 million lenses.
This time, the achievement of such important landmark has been celebrated with a special announcement. The Nikon 105mm f/1.4E lens is official and it is the brightest 105mm unit ever that supports autofocus.
Nikon introduces AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E lens
While the whole world is waiting for the Photokina 2016 event, Nikon decided to make this period less painful. The AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E lens is now official, as the world’s fastest 105mm lens with AF.
This is a telephoto prime lens designed, among others, for portrait photography. It has been developed to cover full-frame sensors and it is said to deliver unrivaled sharpness when paired with the D750, D810, or D5 DSLR cameras.
Nevertheless, the optic is compatible with APS-C-sized shooters and will provide a full-frame equivalent of about 157.5mm. No matter on what users choose to mount it, this new lens will provide beautiful bokeh effects.
This telephoto prime will become available before Photokina 2016
The internal configuration of the lens consists of 14 elements arranged in nine groups, with three elements being Extra-Low Dispersion. There is a fluorine coating, which is joined by a Nano Crystal Coating.
All of these are working together to reduce reflections, chromatic aberrations, and other optical flaws that decrease image quality. The results will be noticeable in the photos, as the IQ will be top notch, the company promises.
The aperture of the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E lens is electromagnetic, which means that you will be able to capture properly exposed photos when shooting in continuous mode. Such aperture control has already been added in other Nikkor optics, such as the 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR.
The technical specs of the say that the lens has a minimum focusing distance of one meter and an ultrasonic AF motor. This product measures 95mm in diameter and 106mm in length, while weighing 985 grams.
Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E lens will become available by the end of August 2016 for a price of $2,199.95. More optics and lenses are expected to become official in the near future, so stay tuned for more!