AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D
This is the only Nikkor lens I have used that reminds me of the Leica glass I used to use. The results are unique. No it is not the "sharpest" lens made and the DC feature is somewhat obsolete with the advent of Photoslop, but pictures delineated with this tool at f2.0 are unlike any other.
September 11, 2013
One of the best portrait lenses I own!
I use this lens almost exclusively for portraits. The glass is clear and crisp and it is very fast. This lens works great on FX frames, but it also works very well on crop sensors as long as you remember the 1.5X. I like the versatility the defocusing control gives you, but to be honest, I rarely use the defocus control unless I really want to soften the focus of a subject. I highly recommend this lens! You will not be disappointed if you know what you are doing. This lens paid for itself in the first hour of use!
April 11, 2012
Excellent Lens: Love everything about this Lens
This is a great Lens. Things I love about this lens are:
Picture Quality - Excellent, Very Sharp w/ great Color and Contrast.
Build quality - Excellent, Very Ruged Looks and Feel
F2 - Fast Lens
DC Control; Dont really use but Nice to have Available
Built in Hood - I like this Feature. Very Handy.
I use this on a D80 and this Lens gets the best out of it. Produces some stunning Photos.
Don't have any dislikes on this Lens, except maybe the Price.
March 5, 2012
I use this lens at my pediatric office. And with the help of Nikon R1C1 macro lighting system it gives me astonishing results.
I've tried it with flowers and small objects and it is great.
I love the ease of focusing, the sturdiness and the sharpness of the photos. I intend to use it as a portrait lens too and I can't wait to see the results.
May 14, 2011
Awesome portrait lens
I recently purchased the 105mm/f2D lens for portraiture work on a local ballerina. The results were, to say the least, astonishing. The control over depth of field allowed a creativity that is hard to accomplish with regular lenses. The wide open aperture gave awesome backgrounds and the glass itself was flawless and precise. It allows pin sharp and soft focus images without having to deal with post production.
I wish I had bought this lens years ago!
April 14, 2011