The Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED Lens is a World’s First, Costs $2,199.95

Yes, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED is a real lens. How many telephoto lenses beyond the 85mm focal length with an f1.4 aperture have you seen? The answer is probably very few, and if anything we’ve seen 200mm f1.8 lenses from Canon years ago. But the new Nikon 105mm f1.4 E lens is quite an interesting one. With 14 elements in 9 groups, 3 ED elements, 9 aperture blades, fluorine coatings and an 82mm filter size this is a very interesting and different lens from what’s been available and out there.

Of course, this lens is also designed for full frame DSLRs. Further, the Nikon 105mm f1.4 E ED is also not at all cheap: at $2,199.95 expect it to really only be used by professional portrait photographers.

Tech Specs

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon 105mm f1.4 E lens (1 of 2)ISO 641-80 sec at f - 18

Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet
Focal Length Range 105mm
Zoom Ratio n/a
Focal Length 105mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.4
Minimum Aperture f/16
Format FX
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 15°20′
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 23°10′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.13x
Lens Elements 14
Lens Groups 9
Compatible Format(s) FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode
Diaphragm Blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Distance Information Yes
Nano Crystal Coat Yes
ED Glass Elements 3 elements
Fluorine Coat Yes
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal Focusing Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 1.0 m (3.3 ft.) from focal plane
Focus Mode AF, Manual
E-type Yes
Filter Size 82mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
(Diameter x Length)
Approx. 3.7 in. (94.5mm) x 4.2 in. (106mm) distance from camera lens mount flange
Weight Approx. 2 lb., 2.8 oz. (985 g)
Lens Type Prime

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.