Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED lens test results published by DxOMark website. The full-frame telephoto prime lens achieved an overall score of 43 points and became the best Nikon lens in their database.
Tested on the Nikon D810 DSLR camera, the lens showed outstanding sharpness and uniformity. It has very high sharpness levels (equivalent to 33 Mpix of detail), low distortion, and superior chromatic aberration correction.
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 lens also performed very good uniform sharpness across the field.
Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED lens test results by DxOMark
Against its predecessor like the AF DC-Nikkor 105mm F2D and the still-current AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF ED, the new 105mm F1.4 lens has significantly higher sharpness levels than either model.
AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED vs. AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED vs. AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2D
From DxOMark conclusion
One of the 85mm’s most attractive features is its more manageable size: the 105mm is significantly larger and heavier.
However, the new model has more uniform sharpness across the frame, even wide-open — useful if you’re composing away from the center; and it has far lower fringing than the 85mm. Although there’s little to choose from between the two focal lengths, the improved performance of the 105mm F1.4 could be enough to sway potential purchasers away from the 85mm F1.4.
Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED lens test results becomes the best-performing lens in the lineup below 200mm, according to DxOMark.