Nikon AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED prime lens announced

Nikon has unveiled the fastest AF-S Nikkor 105mm F1.4E ED prime optic with autofocus.

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED is a new full-frame telephoto prime lens with a class-leading maximum aperture and electronic diaphragm control technology.

The optical formula comprises 14 elements in 9 groups. The lens construction includes three ED glass elements, and an iris diaphragm with 9 rounded blades. It features Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat technology to significantly reduce instances of ghosting and flare. The optic is heavy weighing in at 985g/2.1lbs.

The Nikon AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED will start from late August for a suggested retail price of $2,199.95.

Nikon AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED Lens Becomes Official

Nikon AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED prime lens announced

Nikon AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED is an incredibly bright portrait lens designed for FX-format F-mount DSLRs. The f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords extensive control over focus for shallow depth of field imagery.

The fast prime optic is also characterized by a Silent Wave Motor that produces fast, smooth, and quiet autofocus capabilities. Full-time manual focus override allows instant switching between AF and MF focusing systems.

Technical specifications

Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
Maximum aperture F1.4
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Aperture notes Rounded blades
Elements 14
Groups 9
Special elements / coatings Three ED elements + Nano Crystal and fluorine coatings
Minimum focus 1.00 m (39.37)
Maximum magnification 0.13×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter No
Weight 985 g (2.17 lb)
Diameter 95 mm (3.72)
Length 106 mm (4.17)
Sealing Yes
Filter thread 82.0 mm
Tripod collar No


The price of the AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED lens is $2,199.99 and available at AmazonB&H and Adorama stores.