Excerpt: This is a ridiculously nice lens, ideal for both portraits and landscapes. Wide open the subject is pin sharp, the superb bokeh just wipes out the background into a dreamy blur of colors and shades. Stopped down to f7.1 it is Nikon's sharpest landscape lens at this focal length range.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: After a few nights of tinkering with this lens i can understand how others were unable to get the best results. Which is not to say that this lens is difficult to use - it just needs more attention to operate than an 85 1.4 (more things to setup w the defocus control and additional button you have...
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I purchased this lens and also the 135dc lens from BH. They are both built like tanks, and solid construction. But, the 105 in my opinion for what I shoot rocks my socks! Super sharp, and great compression. Paired with my Nikon D7100 or D610, it shines.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I just got the lens last week, and so far love what I'm getting out of this lens. I've only used it for portraits, mostly natural light (no studio work). Obviously, the reason to buy this lens is the bokeh, and I've been getting it in spades.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh