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Nikon Nikkor AF DC 105 mm f/2D

Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF DC 105 mm f/2D
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 105 mm
Maximum aperture f/2
Angle of view 23.2 o
Closest focusing distance 0.9 m
Maximum magnification 1:7.7
Minimum aperture 16
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 6 elements / 6 groups
Filter diameter 72 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 79 x 111 mm
Weight 640 g
Additional information Marketed 1993
Average rating (2 owners reviews)
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4.83 Good
Owners reviews (2)
  1. GrumpyDiver
    GrumpyDiver 22 March 2012, 23:32
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    IP 173.206.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: $1100
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: The ergonomics on the auto versus manual focus is the old style locked ring design. It works, but requires can't easily be done holding the camera to the eye. Uses camera's focus motor, which means some of the newer model cameras cannot autofocus.

    Pros: Super optics. It is with out a doubt the sharpest Nikon lens I own. The Defocus control is great for softening up the background or foreground of a shot. Nice bokeh too. It's an all-metal lens; even the built-in lens hood is metal. Pull it out and a quick twist and it is locked.

    Summary: This is a superb portrait lens and a great general purpose "short" telephoto. The defocus control is great and really helps throw the background (or foreground) nicely out of focus, without having to shoot wide open.

  2. Theo
    Theo 13 October 2011, 16:05
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    IP 84.81.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 695 euro
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: When changing to MF you should switch on lens and camera, it is the old style.

    Pros: Optical quality is superb. Best I have seen, and sharper then the Nikon 105 micro. The DC can be use for out off focus area's, which gives a small but noticeble change. I also use it for macro with extension tubes, great results and better then with a sold Sigma 105 macro.

    Summary: Best lens I own (out off some 10 pro lenses). A littlebit expensive, but still excellent value for money.

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