Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED – To Be Announced [Rumour]

I found this post on Nikon Rumours whom had rehashed this article from regarding the rumoured announcement for a Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED.

I don’t usually follow rumours, however this one did catch my attention as this is for a new focal length/aperture combo which no other manufacture currently has.

I recently purchased the Sony 85mm f/1/4 GM and I love the separation the f/1.4 provides and with the 85mm being a short telephoto, you can get some distinguishing shapes in the background to allow for a story.


Sony A7R II with Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM @ f/1.4, ISO400, 1/2500sec


Whereas when shooting the 70-200mm f/2.8, to get the same amount of blur you would need to zoom all the way into 200mm, but with this, you will compress the background so much the blur just becomes completely a mesh of colours. In some cases, this is what you want of course.


Nikon D750 with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II @ 200mm, f/2.8, ISO400, 1/500sec

However I am VERY curious how this lens will look as this is a very unique lens setup and would love for this rumour to be true!

The above example is a shot with Sony A7R II with Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM at f1.4 and f/2.8 to show you the Bokeh difference between the two apertures. As mentioned previously, the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED doesn’t yet exist, so I am unable to show you comparison. But just image this Bokeh difference, but with a 105mm framing.

The Samyang 135mm f/2 is a fast telephoto, however I can imagine this focal length/aperture resembling an 85mm f/1.4 on a crop sensor.

Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED I would love to see!

Rumoured price is $2100 which the current currency conversion is £1600.

It’s still just a rumour so no solid news just yet, but I still did want to throw in my thoughts on this.

If this rumour is true, would you be purchasing this lens?

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