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8.6 out of 10

Nikon 105mm f/2D DC AF

Standard zoom NIKKOR lens with constant f/2.8 aperture. Fast, Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 105mm f/2D DC AF

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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible, awful packing and shipping.

Alex, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Just received the lens and feel absolutely frustrated. An amazing portrait $1,200 lens made in Japan was placed into brown cardboard box flat and tight against all the box walls except one(!) side of the lens box where some inflated plastic was left. Just imagine how many times that package was pounded during shipping and how it affected the delicate optic glass. Awful, wrong!
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Overall 10
10

Oh man, I like this

acroav8r, B&H Photo
27 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I was a little worried switching from Canon to Nikon. For portraits, I used to use the 85mm f/1.8 lens. I was really worried diving in to Nikon having to give that lens up. I've had this lens for a month now, and wow. I really love this thing. The defocus control allows for some interesting effects.Great lens for portraits....I love it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Tack Sharp and Beautiful Bokeh

esophoto, B&H Photo
20 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I had to use the AF fine tune on my D610 to calibrate this lens properly but as soon as the profile was saved it was perfect. Awesome lens, very good built quality. Love it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

There is a reason why people still use SLR's and this is one of them.

greatfulbob, Ebay
11 June 2014
  • Summary: Thanks Love the lens Just what I needed to get back into Photo There is a reason why people still use SLR's and this is one of them.
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Overall 10
10

PERFECTO!

p4big13, Ebay
1 June 2014
  • Summary: This is an excellent lens especially for fashion photography. The lack of VR makes it more challenging and exciting. Built like a tank and will last for a lifetime.
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Overall 10
10

Exceeds my expectations

ERSTEIN, B&H Photo
28 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I have had my eye on this lens for several years, and since portraits have come to dominate my shooting I felt that it was time to splurge.Using the defocus control is incredibly easy, and the results have been exceptional. I have mainly used it for backgrounds effects and the results make the subject truly stand out. If you are a fan of Bokeh then this is the lens for you. I see this lens becoming my workhorse.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Ideal Portrait Lens

Huck in Alabama, Adorama
13 May 2014
  • Excerpt: One of my most prized possessions from years back was a Nikkor 105. In 1974 it was the sharpest thing going. Now, many years later, I have gotten my hands on a lens that is certainlt its egual, if not better. This lens is a bit heavier than the old Nikkor,but with the ability to have selective focus for background or foreground, the versatility only increases. The bokeh is beautiful, and on my d610, it may well become my favorite lens for general photography.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Must-Have Nikkor Prime

Keef, B&H Photo
9 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I can't believe I've waited over ten years to pick up this excellent portrait lens. Had I experienced it sooner, it would have been in my camera bag a long time ago. I've used it both outdoors with natural light and indoors with available light (without flash) and got great results. The images are sharp, the bokeh nice, and color is accurate.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Absolutely amazing portrait lens

Bartak Photography, Adorama
29 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I used this Nikon 105mm f/2 AF-D DC for the first time with a Nikon Df a few weeks ago at the WonderCon 2014 convention in Anaheim California. This lens was just amazing! It was tack sharp and had a beautiful creamy bokeh. The autofocus was fast but did hunt around a few times when shooting inside, but this really was not much of an issue. This lens is made in Japan and built like a tank! If you are doing portraits get this lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Absolutely amazing portrait lens

Bartak Photography, Adorama
28 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I used this Nikon 105mm f/2 AF-D DC for the first time with a Nikon Df a few weeks ago at the WonderCon Convention in Anaheim California. This lens was just amazing! It was tack sharp and had a beautiful creamy bokeh. The autofocus was fast but did hunt around a few times when shooting inside, but this really was not much of an issue. This lens is made in Japan and built like a tank! If you are doing portraits get this lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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