I have officially joined the “Out of Focus Nose and Ear Club” by acquiring the 105mm f/1.4E.
I have been shooting with a D750 for the past two years, having moved up from my D200 after more than eight years (I’m a slow upgrader) and was wanting an excellent portrait lens. Over the past eight months, I rented the 85mm 1.4G twice and was about to get it when the 105mm f/1.4E was introduced, so I held off. I rented the new 105 about a month ago and decided to get it.
105mm f/1.4E ED IF AF-S Nikkor
I am presenting some quick images here. Nothing spectacular, but they show some of what this lens can accomplish. The first two are the equivalent of those posts from excited Nikonians who open their new lens box and take pictures of the backyard bird feeder or barbeque grill, except I opened my lens at the office. Here are some of such pictures:
1 – My office building in downtown Dallas (Trammell Crow Center) is surrounded by an Asian sculpture garden. The picture below is a close up of a warrior sculpture just to show the rendering of the bushes located about 10-12 feet behind the subject. Almost a painterly effect. Creamy bokeh.
Nikon D750, 105mm f/1.4E @ f/1.4, 1/250s, ISO 360
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2 – A Christmas tree in my building lobby with the light from another tree in the background. Blue is from the outside daylight coming into the image that was more or less balanced for the tungsten light on the tree. Love those bokeh balls.
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