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Nikon Announced 105mm Lens with Ultra-Bright F1.4 Aperture

Nikkor-105mm-lensNikon finally announced the AF-S Nikkor 105mm Lens with ultra-bright F1.4 Aperture, the lens is features Nano crystal coating and 9 rounded aperture blades for circular bokeh. The lens is also Weather sealed and bit heavy with 985g/2.1lbs of wight.

Press Release

Glamorous glass: Nikon celebrates the 100 million NIKKOR milestone and the introduction of the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED

Mississauga, ON – July 27, 2016 – Today, Nikon Canada is celebrating a momentous NIKKOR production milestone as well as the announcement of the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED, a premium lens for the most discerning photographers. This luxurious new medium-telephoto lens is engineered to help create flattering images with gorgeous bokeh, while delivering impressive sharpness and beautiful colour rendition. As a testament to a lasting legacy of high-calibre lenses, Nikon has also announced that NIKKOR lens production has reached the landmark achievement of 100 million units produced worldwide.

“Reaching the milestone of 100 million lenses produced is a great honour and a testament to the photographers who both love and rely on NIKKOR glass to get the job done,” said Amanda Mohammed, Communications and Nikon Professional Services Manager at Nikon Canada. “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 stunning background bokeh. It is sure to be a favourite among portrait photographers.”

Captivating Image Quality

The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED is a fast, full-frame (FX-format), medium-telephoto prime lens and is the world’s first1 to strike the impeccable balance of 105mm focal length and large f/1.4 aperture for a truly outstanding optic. This new NIKKOR lens is ideal for professional and advanced enthusiast photographers, especially those capturing portraiture, from in-studio fashion to golden hour engagement sessions on the beach. These users will love the precise sharpness, providing a flattering compression to subjects with a sensational bokeh. Beyond the gorgeous image quality lies stellar resolving power, especially when used with Nikon D-SLRs such as D5, D810 or D750.

The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED is a fast lens offering stellar optical performance, even in the peripherals. Sharp rendering is attained for shooting distant subjects throughout the aperture range — from maximum aperture to being stopped down by several stops. Gradual alteration from the focal plane helps render subjects in high-fidelity with a natural depth, giving colourful portraits and landscapes that little bit of extra “pop” to help create a truly distinct image. The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED is also an excellent choice for low-light photography, as its large maximum aperture allows photographers to shoot at the fastest possible shutter speeds. The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED can also reproduce point light sources faithfully without sagittal coma flare, even on the edges of the frame.

Masterful Lens Construction
Decades of precision knowledge and experience are put forth into every NIKKOR lens, and the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED is an exceptional example of brilliant craftsmanship and Nikon technologies merging. Packed with the latest advanced optical innovations, the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED features Nikon’s electromagnetic aperture control technology for consistent exposures, even during high speed continuous shooting.2

On the outside, solid build quality is well-balanced for all-day shooting, while the lens is sealed and gasketed to resist dust and moisture. Additional Fluorine coatings are used on the front and rear elements, so that smudges, dirt and moisture are easily removed. Inside the lens, the optical formula consists of 14 elements in nine groups, which include three ED glass elements. A nine-blade diaphragm further helps to create a circular, pleasing out of focus area. The lens also features Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat technology to significantly reduce instances of ghosting and flare.

The new AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED joins other NIKKOR f/1.4 lenses in the Gold Ring Series, which include only premium primes with Nano Crystal Coat and pro-grade build quality. These other lenses include the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G, AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G.

A Landmark in the NIKKOR Legacy

Nikon is also pleased to announce the total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras reached the landmark 100 million milestone in mid-July 2016.

With a robust line-up of high-quality lenses for all types of photographers, the NIKKOR name has become synonymous with a rich history of superior lenses. Nikon continues to introduce new NIKKOR lenses that further optical technology, utilizing cutting-edge techniques and knowledge from experience cultivated over its long history. Such revolutionary advancements include Nano Crystal Coat, which acts as a powerful anti-reflection coating, and significantly reduces instances of ghosting and flare.

More recently, NIKKOR lens technologies such as the use of Phase Fresnel (PF) and Fluorite elements have helped to create smaller and lighter lenses with superb balance and handling. Many NIKKOR lenses now also feature a fluorine coat that helps repel a variety of contaminants such as dust, dirt, water, oils and grease. The introduction of an electromagnetic diaphragm has also helped to create lenses that provide consistently crisp exposures, even during high-speed shooting.

Pricing and Availability

The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED will be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers beginning August 25, 2016, for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $2,799.953.

For more information, please visit www.nikon.ca.

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