Nikon 105mm f/1.4E
This is going to be a quick writeup. It's just going to be a bunch of sample images from the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E.
Overall, it is amazing. It's sharp - really sharp. I mean crazy CRAZY sharp SHARP. And the bokeh is out of this world. The closer you are to the subject, the more amazing it is. And trust me, I've seen a lot of bokeh over the last couple of months. Click here if you haven't seen it already.
But enough of what I have to say. I think that the images speak for themselves. The only goof that happened on this first look was user error - that is to say, I haven't shot this much with a Nikon DSLR in over four years. So I had some problem with the focusing points - no surprise. Honestly, I just don't understand why the auto focusing points doesn't go all the way to the edge of the frame... spoken like someone who's been spoiled manually focusing on the Leica SL!
Plus I accidentally put the wrong Nikon rear cap onto the rear of the lens... so the rear cap was stuck! I couldn't get it off. It was very embarrassing. Turns out you have to unscrew the rear cap slowly, and with much pressure. I had to make an emergency call to my vendor for that bit of wisdom. So now you know, should the same thing happen to you.
But enough about my pitfalls. Onto the images. All my observations are in the captions under the posted images. All images shot at ISO 400, at f/1.4, on the Nikon D800E.
All images in this writeup are full crop. Images have been optimize in Lightroom to some extent.
Special thanks to Anna and her friend for being wonderful subjects! Sorry, I forgot to catch her name.