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Nikon Nikkor MF 105 mm f/1.8

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Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model MF 105 mm f/1.8
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 105 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Angle of view 23.2 o
Closest focusing distance 0 m
Maximum magnification
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 0 elements / 0 groups
Filter diameter 62 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 0 x 0 mm
Weight 0 g
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Average rating (2 owners reviews)
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4.50 Good
Owners reviews (2)
  1. William
    William 17 October 2010, 06:48
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    IP 71.187.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: $400
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Because of its age, the optics are out of date. Wide open it is a little soft and chromatic aberration pretty terrible in high contrast scenes. If you're new to manual focusing it will be difficult to use.

    Pros: Really fun to use, produces great bokeh, IQ is overall very good, inexpensive on the used market.

    Summary: Chromatic aberration wide open can be quite bad in high contrast scenes (think chrome bicycle in afternoon sunlight -- magenta, green, and cyan fringing). But that's not to be unexpected on lenses this old. IQ overall is very good, bokeh is nice, the price is right on the used market, but it's a manual focus lens and if you're not used to focusing manually you may have difficulty with it.

  2. Shiomega
    Shiomega 22 June 2009, 08:09
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    IP 80.186.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 220 euros
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: - A tad heavy - Could be more contrasty at f/1.8 - Chromatic abberation wide open - Not the easiest lens to focus manually at f/1.8 due to size and weight

    Pros: + Fast yet sharp wide open + Good contrast at f/2.8-11 + Creamy bokeh + Smooth and big focus ring + Built-in lens hood + Build quality + Flare resistant

    Summary: I had this beauty for one month and had to sell it. The reason was the need for money. I've regretted it ever since. Perfect lens for portraiture. I shot almost 500 shots with it during that month and every time I return to those pictures they make me long for this lens. If you have a chance to test it, don't hesitate. If you see one under 400 euros, buy it. If you have it and think that some AF lens would be a better choice, think again. One of the best Nikkors there is.

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