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Nikon celebrates 100 millionth NIKKOR lens with world’s first 105mm f/1.4 AF lens

By Azizul Rahman Ismail - on 29 Jul 2016, 11:26am

Nikon celebrates 100 millionth NIKKOR lens with world’s first 105mm f/1.4 AF lens

The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED. <br>Image source: Nikon.

Nikon Malaysia announced that, as of June this year, 100 million NIKKOR lenses have been produced since its inception in 1932. To celebrate this historic milestone, the company also announced the world’s first autofocus lens with a 105mm focal length and f/1.4 aperture.

The AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED now joins the illustrious NIKKOR lens family, which saw the release of Aero-Nikkor aerial photographic lenses in 1933, the release of the Nikon F SLR camera, as well as the first NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras (including the NIKKOR-S Auto 5cm f/2) in 1959.

Sample photo shot with the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED lens. <br>Image source: Nikon.

“Creating a significant shallow depth of field with the smoothest of bokeh through a 105mm focal length is now made possible with the combination of phenomenal optical performance and innovative design. This new lens, the world’s first with a 105mm focal length and a maximum aperture of f/1.4, answers to the desire of a portraiture with soft, mesmerizing bokeh effect. The effect is made possible through gradual alteration from the focus position and resulting in the creation of a natural reproduction of the subject’s depth. NIKKOR design technology further equips the lens with a highly accurate diaphragm control for stable auto exposure, and various elements to reduce chromatic aberration and flare effects. This lens will be a compelling apparatus for a photographer’s creativity,” said Hiroaki Ono, General Manager of International Marketing Division Imaging Group, Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd.

Nikon's lineup of NIKKOR lenses currently consists of more than 90 types of lenses, including fixed focal length (prime) lenses covering ultra wide-angle to super-telephoto angles of view, fisheye lenses, zoom lenses, Micro lenses, and PC-E lenses. In 2017, the company will celebrate its 100th anniversary, and shutterbugs can expect more good things to come.

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