In order to ensure optimum performance in portrait mode, Nikon’s engineers have paid special attention to resolution at the outer areas of the frame. As a result, Sagittal coma flare is effectively minimised for superior reproduction of point light sources as fine rounded points, even at the edges of an image. Peripheral light falloff is controlled to retain brightness across the frame, even when shooting at maximum aperture with focus set to infinity. Thanks to the unique optical design, the intensity of image blur transitions smoothly for bokeh with no rough edges. Images are rendered with a depth and dimension that’s truly memorable.
Dirk Jasper, Product Marketing Manager, Nikon Europe, says: “The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED is an incredible addition to Nikon’s legendary f/1.4 lineup. Building on a legacy of excellence that goes all the way back to the very first Nikon F-mount lenses, its overall optical performance and resolution is extraordinary: it even surpasses Nikon’s high-end 85 mm portrait lenses. From the details in fine fabrics to the gradations of colour in a subject’s hair, this truly distinctive lens is going to let photographers put a very personal stamp on their portraits.”