Nikon has released details of the AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED, a fast mid-telephoto prime lens that is ideal for portraiture.



The new AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED prime lens. (Source: Nikon.)

The first AF lens with a 105mm focal length and f/1.4 aperture, the FX-format compatible AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED features smooth bokeh characteristics for wide-aperture shooting but also delivers superior resolution to the edges of the frame for landscape shots, with an excellent reproduction of point light sources for night photography.

Its optical design consists of 14 elements in nine groups and includes three ED lens elements and lens elements with Nano-Crystal or fluorine coatings (to repel dust, waterand grease). An electromagnetic aperture mechanism enables stable auto exposure control, even with high-speed continuous shooting.

No information has been provided on local pricing or release dates, although the lens is listed on the Nikon Australia website.  US website B&H has it listed as being available from 26 August at a MSRP of US$2169.95.

You can find more on the lens on Nikon’s local website.