More Nikon 105mm f/1.4 Sample Images

I’ve had a few more opportunities to shoot with the new Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED Nikkor, so I thought I’d post some sample images here. Most of these were shot wide-open, because that’s what this lens is all about. Simply put, if you’re into shots with shallow depth of field and incredible subject isolation, then this is a tremendous lens.

Check prices and specs of the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED Nikkor here

Quick thoughts:
  • The lens is quite sharp wide-open, but you have to be SUPER CAREFUL about your focus point because DOF is incredibly shallow (you knew that, of course).
  • Use AF Fine-Tuning to make sure you get the focus point dead-on with this lens. Any slight front or back-focus will be very noticeable!
  • There is light fall-off at f/1.4 but I actually like it because it creates a natural vignette effect in portraits. Adobe Lightroom now includes a lens correction setting for the 105mm f/1.4E, but I almost think that I like it better with vignette correction disabled.
  • This is a big lens (82mm front filter). It’s not something I’d carry around as part of my regular kit unless I were a portrait/wedding photographer (then it would live permanently in my bag).

Sample Images (Click to Enlarge)
Nikon D810 1/500s f/3.5 ISO 64
Nikon D810
1/500s f/3.5 ISO 64
Nikon D810 1/1250s f/1.4 ISO 64
Nikon D810
1/1250s f/1.4 ISO 64
Nikon D810 1/2000s f/1.4 ISO 64
Nikon D810
1/2000s f/1.4 ISO 64
Nikon D810 1/1000s f/1.4 ISO 64
Nikon D810
1/1000s f/1.4 ISO 64
Nikon D810, 1/1600s f/1.4 ISO64
Nikon D810, 1/1600s f/1.4 ISO64
Nikon D810 1/1250s f/2 ISO 64
Nikon D810
1/1250s f/2 ISO 64

 

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