Nikon AF 105mm f/2 D DC

        

General information

This is a prime lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 1993.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.

It's been a long time since the lens and this model first was launched. Before you buy an older (and perhaps used and pre owned) lens a recommendation is to check with the manufacturer and their service centers whether there still are spare parts available. Hopefully spare parts wont be an issue but imagine accidently damaging the lens and finding out afterwards that no spare parts exists. We therefore recommend that you, to be sure, check this prior to purchasing.

If you buy a new lens, in a store, you always have your warranty to fall back on, regardless of the age of the lens but if you are interested in buying a pre owned and used lens without warranty this may be even more important to look up because you might otherwise be left without both warranty and spare parts.

Compatibility, autofocus and focal length

This lens is constructed to fit all models of Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.

The possibility to use autofocus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in autofocus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in autofocus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate autofocus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.

The lens has a focal length of 105 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2.

This aperture value indicates that the lens is extremely bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.

The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.

Filter and Lens Hood

The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 72 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.

Extendable.

Pictures (product and sample images)

In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.

Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Things to consider before buying

Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilities. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.

  • The lens brightness, f/2
  • Works on all sensor types
  • A lens hood is included (pull version/extendable)
  • No built-in autofocus motor 
  • The lens model is more than 15 years old
  • The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust

Specification

Product Name:Nikon AF 105mm f/2 D DC  (See dictionary)
Release date: 1993
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Telephoto Lens
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:  No Macro lens
Compatibility: Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Autofocus (AF): Yes (NOTE, see below)
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor: No
Nikon; for autofocus the camera has to have a built-in autofocus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/2
Focal Length 105 mm

Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  • 105 mm on Nikon FX, Full frame
  • 158 mm on Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera

Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 7 elements / 6 groups
Image Stabilizer: No
Closest Focusing Distance: 90 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 72 mm
Lens Hood: Yes, Extendable
Tripod mount: No (Read more)
Weather sealing: No
Dimensions (diameter x length): 79 x 111 mm
Weight: 640 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)

Product Page (Nikon):

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Reviews

fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
alldigitalnikon.com
fredmiranda.com
slrlensreview.com
utopia-photography.ch
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Pictures (product and sample images)

In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.

Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Alternatives to Nikon AF 105mm f/2 D DC for Nikon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Nikon AF 105mm f/2 D DC . Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Nikon AF 105mm f/2,8 D Micro-Nikkor
Nikon AF 135mm f/2 DC
Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2,8 G IF-ED Micro-Nikkor VR
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1,4 G ED

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