Category Archives: NIKON LENS

The following list of Nikon F-mount lenses with integrated autofocus motor includes only Nikon F-mountlenses which fully autofocus in all modes of all Nikon …

Nikon 105mm f/1.4E: An Ode to Nikon’s Best Lens Sale Up to 50% Off

When I first heard about the new Nikon 105mm f/1.4E, I was fairly excited but careful. I knew it was going to be big, heavy, and costly, but worthwhile? What can I use it all for? Nikon has always had an advantage in regards to camera bodies, but their lenses normally fall behind other brand’s offerings. With this lens they are breaking new ground and taking a big risk. What is the point of this lens when there are different lenses in similar focal lengths which are already fairly excellent? Appears to be a perfect focal length for portraits, or maybe indoor sports? I used to shoot a lot of roller derby, and despite having retired from my regional league this past year, I still think of things in terms of derby. So what else is fast paced, high energy, and very demanding? A wedding!
This picture actually illustrates a couple of things. To begin with, you see it’s big. But second, it’s the same layout and build quality expected in the Nikon prime, with one subtle difference. Like most of the newest Nikon speakers coming out, they’ve included the new digital aperture, and thus don’t expect this lens to work with older Nikon bodies. If you’re shooting an FX body you will have no problems, but you’re going to want to check compatibility with old DX cameras. This past weekend I swapped out the 85 and also took the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E rather, and after using it, that is going to be a permanent substitution. Why is this? Well, because pictures coming from it look like that: You will need to be certain the lens is adjusted correctly to your camera, even however, to take advantage of that sharpness. The depth of field at f/1.4 is quite narrow. It’s even shallower compared to the 85mm f/1.4 in f/1.4 or the 200mm f/2 in f/2, if you’re keeping your framing exactly the same. Understanding how to utilize AF fine tune is vital for this lens and any fast aperture prime (check my blog article about that here). Once it is dialed in, however, WATCH OUT. read more

Sony Expands Full-frame E-mount lens lineup REVIEW

The brand new full-frame lens covers the commonly used 24-105mm focal length range, providing outstanding G Lens imaging functionality with the most lightweight design in its own class 1, maximising its flexibility and usability. Sony say it may be used for versatile shooting like portrait photography and weddings. The lens also includes rapid, precise and quiet autofocus capabilities in both still and movie shooting, making it an perfect complement for Sony’s broad line-up of E-mount cameras.
Sony’s lens brand new lens provides excellent corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the entirety of its zoom range. The high picture quality is made possible because of the advanced optical design which features four aspherical lens elements, two of which are high precision AA (advances aspherical) lenses. There are also three strategically located ED (Extra-low dispersion) glass elements that operate to minimise chromatic aberration and ensure that the greatest resolution is captured. read more

Just posted! Nikon 50mm F1.4G lens review

Just posted!Our lens review of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.4G. This version replaces the AF-Nikkor 50mm F1.4D we reviewed last year, bringing entirely new optics and a built-in AF-S motor which allows autofocus on all of Nikon’s DSLRs. On its introduction Nikon hailed it as ‘redefining the standard lens concept’, so how well does it live up to these lofty claims? read more

Just posted! Nikon 70-200 lens review

Just posted! Our new lens review of Nikon’s top-end fast telezoom, the AF-S VR-Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8G ED-IF. This is the first in a series of reviews in which we’ll be comparing it with similar lenses from Canon, Sigma and Tamron, using both APS-C and 35mm full frame cameras. The 70-200mm F2.8 VR has long been a favourite of Nikon DX format shooters, but how well does it stand up on the new full-frame D3? Read on to find out. read more

Premium prime? Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G in-depth review

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G was one of the more unexpected lens releases of 2013. It’s a fast normal prime for full frame shooters, but its $1699.95 / £1599.99 price tag represents a huge premium compared to the existing (and very good) AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G. What’s more, lab tests failed to show any clear sharpness advantage either. So why, exactly, is Nikon asking so much for this lens, and just how well does it perform in real-world use? Read our detailed review to find out.  read more

Lens reviews update: a quick look at the Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 VR

DxOMark has recently tested the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, which in some markets will be sold as a ‘kit’ zoom with the latest D5300 SLR. As part of our ongoing collaboration, we’ve added the test data to our lens widget, so you can compare it with Nikon’s other current DX standard zooms. We’ve included test data on both the D7000 and D7100 – the latter should be a good indicator of its performance on the D5300. Read on for more analysis.  read more

Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review

The AF-S Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED was first announced back in August 2015. It joins Nikon’s growing family of modern full frame primes alongside the 20mm F1.8G, 28mm F1.8G, 35mm F1.8G, 85mm F1.8G and the 50mm F1.8G. It’s priced at just under $750 making it a well matched option to be paired with cameras like the Nikon D610 and the Nikon D750. The Nikkor can also be used on DX format cameras with an equivalent focal length of 36mm. read more