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Portrait lens with Nikon's exclusive Defocus Image Control.

Rear focusing for fast AF operation.

Photographer can control the degree of spherical aberration in background or foreground elements for more creative control.

AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2D 4.6 5 14 14
None better 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 10, 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 4, 2012
Wonderful Lens 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. Super Lens 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
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would this 105mm dc fully compatible with D7000?

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I want to purchase this 105mm DC, however, i would like to know whther it would be compatible with my D7000. thanks
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It is, but I'm returning it. It's a sluggish lens that in my opinion performs poorly below f/4. Maybe consider the the 85mm f/1.4.
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It should be fully compatible with D7000. But one small warning, because of the 1.5 Crop factor on the D7000, you working focal length will be 157.5mm . Make sure you are comfortable to work with this focal length before you get it. (Having focal length trouble with this lens on a crop body myself)
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is this lens compaitble with the d600?

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attached the lens to the camera and got an fee message. I see the ee servo coupling post on the diagram of the lens but don't see anything for it to connect to on the camera.
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I don't know what exactly you want, but I have a D600 and I have this lens and it works fantastic!
With a D lens on a Nikon DSLR the aperture ring must be set and locked to the minimum aperture and aperture settings are done with the camera. You can still use the defocus control ring on the camera working the the aperture you have set with the camera. Is there something I am missing in your question?
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Set the aperture ring on the lens to f /16 and set aperture with the camera.
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AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D; Can the lens transmit wavelength ranging from 200 nm-1000nm

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Is this compatible with the d90 dx

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I do product photography and sports photography - will this work for both on my d90?
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Yes.
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is this lens compatible with a nikon D3100

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It is, except that it will NOT auto-focus on a D3100.
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Question On Compatibilty of newTeleconvert work properly on This Lens Nikkor 105 f 2 DC AF with either D300 or DX2?

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I wonder if a the camera D300 or DX2 the lens Nikkor 105 f2 DC AF and teleconverter TC20 E III will work well together ? Good results ?

Pls advise asap
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Teleconverters cannot be used with this lens.
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How to get the hood off?

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This is a fantastic lens, no question. But at times it is literally impossible to unscrew the hood (so as to attach a filter, for instance). I fear that if I twist, pull or push any harder I'm going to break something. What's the best way to tighten and remove the hood?
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Hood is not removeable rotate hood clockwise and push and it retracts onto lens barrel. To extend pull and rotate lens clockwise.
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105DC focus not sharp?

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i bought this 105DC lens a year ago. since then i bought 2 other lens 70-200VR ii and 16-35 f/4 also upgraded the body to D4, then 70-200 became my main lens replacing my 105DC because of its sharpness. i came back to 105DC recently for fun and only realized that all this time, the 105DC focus (manual/auto) was not in anyway sharp as my other two new lenses. is 105DC inferior in focusing? note: i tested on DC ring to 0 and all other F/R 2-5.6' result were the same, no precise focus that i got. is my particular lens defected? should i send it in for repair? any suggestion?
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I would send it in for calibration.
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can this lens be used on a D5100

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Yes but will be manual focus only.
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Is the AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2D compatible with the D40?

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Manual focus only,lens does not have focus motor and neither does camera
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