Nikon introduces the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED


Image Publication | Thu July 28, 2016, 02:06 PM EST

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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.

 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.

Pricing and Availability

The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED will be available at Photo Expert beginning

August 25, 2016, for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $2,799.95.  You can place a pre-order for this beautiful lens. 

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