Also Known As: Nikon 105mm f/1.8
Lens Type: Prime Lens
Format: Full Frame / FX
Focus: Manual Focus
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Release Date: 1981-01-01
MSRP Price: N/A
Made in: Japan
Production Status: Discontinued
Nikon NIKKOR 105mm f/1.8 Specifications
|Lens Type||Prime Lens|
|Mount Type||Nikon F|
|Format||Full Frame / FX|
|Compatible Format(s)||35mm SLR|
|Compatible with Teleconverters||No|
|Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)||No|
|Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)||24°|
|Built-in Focus Motor||No|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.10m|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on|
|Weather / Dust Sealing||No|
|Dimensions||81 x 79mm|
|Available in Colors||Black|
One of my favourite MF Nikkors (alongside with the 105/2.5 !). Reasons are:
– Very good handling of backlighting, making it my favorite for stage shots (apertures mostly f/2.8-f/4.0).
– Very good sharpness, on par with the 105/2.5, and even better in some respects (flatter field), except:
– Modest performance at f/1.8-f/2.0, owing to purple fringing and moderate sharpness, so the large aperture is usable for B&W shots, much less for color.
– Size & weight remain reasonable.
There is nothing wrong with this lens and its a pleasure
to use it wide open on a DSLR and liveview !
Even its a big and heavy lens the balance is perfect on
a Nikon Df or Nikon D800.
For best results I would suggest a tripod if you use
A big junk of metal and glass. If you need a high resolution glass for a Nikon D800 – buy it !
It´s razor sharp and shows what Nikon lens from analoge times still made for.