Reviews and Problems with Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/1.8
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the best sharpness, bokeh, the microcontrast - live figure !!!
9 April 2013
Summary: I bought it a lens as I consider it as one of the best portrait a lens in a line of Nikon for all times, difficult to find now such optics in an perfect condition, but on E-bay it is possible that I and made, for reasonable price, this optics appears everything more rare, and the price of it grows, therefore this favorable save of money!
A little soft when wide open, but overall a fantastic 105mm lens.
2 August 2012
Summary: I got this to replace a 105/2.5, and am pretty pleased with it. It's a bit softer when wide open (although wonderfully sharp when stopped down) and is a bit larger and heavier than its predecessor, but is everything you'd expect from a high-end Nikkor AIS lens, and a worthy companion to the 50/1.2 and 85/1.4.
The old saying of "you get what you pay for" still applies to this old lens
10 May 2012
Summary: There's a reason this lens still sells for a lot. It's fast when you need it, and sharp at other apertures when you don't necessarily need the speed. At f/1.8-2 there is some haze and purple fringing, but is great for low-light work, while by f/2.8, the fringing is gone and it is as sharp as you would ever really need it. It just gets better and better as you stop down. The center peaks at f/5.6, while the corners peak at f/8. Outstanding.
Summary: Optik in Top-Zustand. Ich benutze es als schrecklich narturfotograf. Ich hatte Probleme mit dem Zoll und Steuern kosten etwa 150 € es 1145.dk kr um es geliefert, wenn es außerhalb eines EU-Landes erworben wurde. Aber sonst würde Ich mag, um einen gleichwertigen Objektiv wieder kaufen.
Summary: The Nikkor 105mm f/1.8 AIS manual focus lens is a fantastic, specific purpose lens. The lens seems optimized to shoot at wider apertures and produces beautiful out-of-focus bokeh (circles of confusion if you prefer the old-school terminology). I shoot this on a Nikon D700 and the wide minimum aperture makes manual focus natural because of the bright image it produces in the viewfinder.
Summary: I bought this lens for its one stop increase in speed over my 105mm F/2.5 lens. Images at 1.8 have a little glow in the highlights, but at 2.8 this lens is sharper than my 105mm 2.5 or 105mm 2.8 micro. At f/5.6 and smaller I do not see any image quality difference between these three lenses. A good 1.8 lens can be purchased for about 1/3 the price of a new AF 105mm F/2 DC, but twice as much as a good used 2.5.