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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 105 mm f/1.4E ED

26 November 2016
Szymon Starczewski

11. Summary


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Pros:
  • solid, compact and sealed casing,
  • interesting, unique parameters,
  • sensational image quality in the frame centre,
  • very good image quality on the edge of the APS-C/DX sensor,
  • good image quality on the edge of full frame,
  • negligible lateral chromatic aberration,
  • vestigial spherical aberration,
  • lack of distortion-related problems,
  • imperceptible coma in the corners of the APS-C/DX sensor,
  • negligible astigmatism,
  • nice out-of-focus areas,
  • not especially bothersome vignetting on the APS-C/DX sensor,
  • silent and accurate autofocus.

Cons:

  • a bit too high level of longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • performance against bright light could have been better,
  • significant vignetting on full frame detector.

Testing the Nikkor AF-S 105 mm f/1.4E ED was a real pleasure. It combines interesting parameters, exceedingly sharp optics hidden in a casing of good quality and accurate autofocus. I admit that for me personally the Nikkor was a huge joy to use. If you decide to purchase the lens you won’t regret it – that’s my opinion. Highly recommended!