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Nikon 105mm f/2D DC AF
8.4 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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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome lens! Creamy bokeh

DAVID CHIN, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Awesome lens! Creamy bokeh. Purchased used and this one doesn't focus too well. Seller worked with me and gave me a discount for keeping it. I use it for portrait work so manual focus is fine for my needs. This is an artistic lens so it isn't your everyday carry around type.
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Overall 10
10

Best camera buy!

Keisha Brewer, Amazon
23 July 2015
  • Summary: This lens is awesome! I just changed from canon to nikon and I needed a portrait lens. I was looking at what I previously had, the nifty fifty, and the 85mm for my portrait lens but then decided that if I'm upgrading, I should upgrade!
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Overall 10
10

Leap of faith pays off...

davelawler, Amazon
22 July 2015
  • Summary: We took a leap of faith on this one, after a disappointing experience with the 135 f2. So far this is just excellent. It's sharp enough at f2 and, more importantly, focuses accurately and consistently on the D800. It focuses much quicker too, likely because there isn't as much glass to push around.
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Overall 10
10

Love at first sight!

Stavros, Amazon
23 June 2015
  • Summary: Oh my god! What a lens! I fell in love with it from the first click. It is super sharp, even wide open, and the bokeh... Oh... the bokeh is F A N T A S T I C! I love this lens!
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Overall 8
8.0

but this lens does an amazing job with portraits

Shopping Friend "sappy", Amazon
21 June 2015
  • Summary: You won't get the same bokeh you see from a 135, but this lens does an amazing job with portraits. I wouldn't shoot group shots with it and even couple shots will be hard as you are backing up, backing up, backing up.
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Overall 10
10

this lens delivers

shaggs, B&H Photo
18 June 2015
  • 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
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 4
4.0

... lens as the images were only a little bit better than the kit lens ( 18-105 ) that came ...

Alan R. Bullock, Amazon
7 May 2015
  • Summary: Had to return the lens as the images were only a little bit better than the kit lens ( 18-105 ) that came with the camera. For $1100 I did not think it was worth the very small amount of increase in picture quality.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Phil, Amazon
5 May 2015
  • Summary: awesome portrait lens with the addition of defocus ring that provides additional options to control depth of field
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Overall 10
10

Best for portraits!

Nav3000, Amazon
1 May 2015
  • Summary: This is built for portraits! I've used Nikon's 50mm F/1.4, 85mm F/1.4 and this one. these are different focal lengths, but the 105mm is my personal favorite. Especially love the Bokeh control dial - for front and rear blur control. The lens is heavy and pain to lug but the pictures are just stellar.
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Nikon 105mm f/2D AF DC Nikkor review by Airy

Airy, slrgear.com
26 April 2015
  • Summary: I tested it thoroughly before buying... well, a Zeiss 135/2 and a 105/2.5 AIS. This lens seems to have no weakness, except some CA and purple fringing wide open. Here the Zeiss is vastly superior, especially in handling bright light sources. And of course it is sharper.
  • Pros: Sharpness, IQ
  • Cons: Purple fringing wide open
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