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Nikon Nikkor 105mm F/2 D/DC Autofocus Lens {72}

KEH Model# 246528
Grade Notes Price Qty
With Caps
$849.00
None
$792.00
Front Ring Damage
$572.00

* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See 'Notes' next to grade for included items.

Nikon Nikkor 105mm F/2 D/DC Autofocus Lens {72} Description

Details

The Nikkor 105mm f/2 D/DC is a top of the line professional portrait lens with a very unique and unussual feature: a dedicated bokeh control mechanism (separate from aperture and focus controls). It's a well built lens that produces extremely sharp images and is very handy to use.

The DC stands for Defocus Control and it allows a photographer additional control over the bokeh the lens produces. Bokeh is a term used to describe how the out of focus areas areas of an image render, their 'character' and how 'smoothly' they transition from in to out of focus. Out of focus areas are made up of light discs (sometimes called 'circles of confusion') which are created by the optics and aperture. Unevenness in the 'circles of confusion' is referred to as spherical aberration. Nikon's Defocus Control mechanism allows the photographer to subtley dial in spherical abberation (with recommend settings for each aperture) and adjust it's position (in front of or to rear of the plane of focus, via the 'F' or 'R' setting) for smoother more pleasing out of focus areas.

Nikon makes many fine lenses that can produce excellent portraits but this lens is Nikon's best of the best built specifically with portraiture in mind as it's main purpose (along with it's sibling the Nikkor 135mm f/2 D/DC which requires a bit more space). The 105mm f/2's has a narrow field of view that offers more flattering perspective than uncropped 85mm lenses, yet it's also much brighter and weighs much less than popular f/2.8 telephoto zooms. 105mm f/2 D/DC is also a great for use in low light and anywhere placing maximum emphasis of subject matter is needed with uncompromising image quality.

Key Features

  • Portrait lens with Nikon's exclusive Defocus Control (bokeh control)
  • Photographer can control the degree spherical aberration in background or foreground elements for more creative control
  • Tack sharp with astonishingly good image quality
  • Super Integrated Coating aids superior color reproduction while substantially reducing ghosting and flare
  • Large maximum aperture for shooting in low light and providing shallow depth of field
  • Very flattering perspective
  • Rear focusing for fast AF operation (requires AF motor in camera)
  • Well dampened precise manual focus
  • Excellent balance and handling for shooting hand held
  • Mechanical Aperture control allows use on widest possible range of bodies and adapters
  • D-type lens technology provides distance information to Nikon N90 and later cameras for improved flash metering
  • Convenient and compact built-in lens hood
  • Solid construction with beautiful styling and crinkle finish
  • Non-rotating 72mm filter ring

Available accessories include the CL-38 Hard Lens Case, 72mm UV and Neutral Density filters.

KEH Specifications

  • Focal Length: 105mm
  • Aperture Maximum: f/2.0
  • Aperture Minimum: F16.0
  • Camera Mount Type: Nikon F, D Type
  • Format Compatibility: Nikon DX, Nikon FX/35mm Film
  • Angle of view: 23°, DX Picture Angle: 15°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3' (91.44 cm)
  • Elements/Groups: 6/6
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Vibration Reduction: No
  • Autofocus: Yes, requires camera with a built-in focus motor
  • Tripod Collar: No
  • Filter Thread: 72 mm
  • Dimensions: Approx. 3.1 x 4.4" (7.87 x 11.18 cm)
  • Weight: 1.41 lb (640 g)

Specifications

General information

Manufacturer Part Number 1932
Manufacture GTIN 018208019328
Brand Name Nikon
Product information
Minimum Focus Distance
36"
Lens Construction
6 Elements in 6 Groups
Product Line
Nikkor
Minimum Aperture
16
Maximum Angle of View
23°
Autofocus
Yes
Maximum Aperture Fixed
2
Filter Attachment Diameter
  • 72 mm
Lens Type
  • Telephoto
Lens Type Long / Telephoto

Technical Information

Fixed Focal Length 105 mm
Max Aperture f/2

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Nikon F Mount D Type