Latest or all posts or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
Get up to 16x more storage and 2x the speeds of the original drive

Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED Aperture Series: Fall Color Along Creek

Get the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E at B&H Photo and see my Nikon wish list and other wish lists at B&H Photo.

Sigma 24-105/4 DG OS HSM A
Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED

This far distance scene reveals the total sharpness across the frame corner to corner, although at 105mm and f/1.4 depth of field matters even at this distance.

Included for perspective (and giggles) is the Sigma 105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art at 105mm. This is a classic demonstration of zoom performance vs what a good prime lens can do.

In my review of the Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED:

Shootout: Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED vs Sigma 24-105/4A: Fall Color Along Creek

Images up to 28 megapixels for apertures from f/1.4 - f/13. Very large crops of major areas are also included, also from f/1.4 - f/13.

The Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED is clearly Nikon’s best-ever f/1.4 lens. Highly recommended.

f4 @ 1/160 sec, ISO 64; 2016-09-29 12:54:44
NIKON D810 + Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED

[low-res image for bot]

Jeff S writes:

I tried 2 copies of the 24-105mm Sigma Art a couple of years ago and was not impressed. You're results are consistent with what I experienced. I have rented the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art and was very impressed at f11-13 especially. It is a big lens and limited range for it's size weight, but performs well at all zones when stopped down as mentioned.

However, more impressive to me is the new Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED VR. It's expensive, but 2x I've rented it for trips and been very impressed. It is very sharp, and seems to have excellent depth of focus even at 4 for 5.6. Your initial tests surprised me by showing its quality in the Bristle Cone Pines shots in the White Mountains, which is why I decided to give it a try. I really love this lens, and I can't believe I'm saying that about a zoom. I love the VR addition which allows me to be tripod free as needed and explore shots quickly while maintaining great sharpness on most scenes.

DIGLLOYD: surely the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art is one of the most disappointing lenses in the Sigma Art lineup.


Our trusted photo rental store
B&H Deal ZoneDeals by Brand/Category/Savings
Deals expire in 16 hours unless noted. Certain deals may last longer.
$2797 SAVE $600 = 17.0% $246 FREE ITEMS Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$2798 SAVE $400 = 12.0% Sony a7R III Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$3498 SAVE $1000 = 22.0% Sony a9 Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$898 SAVE $100 = 10.0% $161 FREE ITEMS Sony DSC-RX100 VA in Cameras: Point and Shoot
$1879 SAVE $1071 = 36.0% ZEISS 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE in Lenses: DSLR

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.