Yesterday, Nikon unveiled their AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED full-frame, medium-telephoto prime lens, which is now considered the fastest of its kind. Its long 105mm focal length will allow users to shoot shallow depth of field in order to capture a beautiful, gradual bokeh, while the large f/1.4 aperture is not only ideal for low light situations, but for control over focus as well. This combination is what makes the AF-S 105mm f/1.4E quite unique—in fact, the sharpness that this telephoto lens can afford users is pretty incredible.

Here are a couple of videos that go into more detail about the lens' features:



Key Features

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three Extra Low-Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Crystal Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Override
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Protective Fluorine Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

The fluorine and nano crystal coatings on the AF-S 105mm f/1.4E help protect the front element from oil, dust, and dirt, as well as decrease the level of lens flare and chromatic aberration. Nikon also included their electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens' build, which will make for more accurate and fast exposures. Another great feature of this lens is its Manual Focus Override, which allows shooters operating in Auto-Focus to switch to manual by simply rotating the focus ring at any time.

Nikon is advertising this lens as ideal for photographers who shoot portraits—wedding photographers and the like—however its VR feature (Vibration Reduction) might be a selling point for filmmakers. But with a $2K+ price tag, it might not be quite enough.

Nikon's new super-fast telephoto lens will be available in late August. You can preorder yours on B&H now for $2,200.

Source: B&H