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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2018, 12:57:54 »
There are some wonderful images here, but I have a question.

What made Nikon and the other companies choose such a specific focal length as 105mm?

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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2018, 15:29:04 »
The 1.4/105E on my D850 with grip is heavy but IQ is as good as it gets...
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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2018, 15:31:36 »
more of today:
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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2018, 15:42:00 »
There are some wonderful images here, but I have a question.

What made Nikon and the other companies choose such a specific focal length as 105mm?

Optical considerations while optimizing lens design I guess...
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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2018, 17:39:25 »
A weird green thing from another planet... ;D With the 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro Nikkor and the Df !


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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2018, 17:53:04 »
more 1.4/105E on this day that stayed dark thoughout
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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2018, 18:05:11 »
Nikon D850   105/2  DC

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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2018, 18:18:21 »
On the Nikon Df as well as used on the Olympus PEN-F.

Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AIS

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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2018, 18:53:26 »
Nikon D850   105/2  DC

A question for the thread: How many 105 lenses does one need?
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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2018, 19:36:21 »
In my case two, the Micro f/4.0 and the pre ai f/2.5.

One example from my D1, 1/1000 sec ISO 200, probably f/2.8? Taken just below the summit of Old Man of Coniston, blowing a gale, we had just abandoned the attempt to the top.  The wind was so strong I couldn't stand up, I lay flat on my stomach with elbows dug into ground trying to keep the D1 still. It took several attempts to get a steady shot of the outcrop.

The second taken at the explorers garden Pitlochry, PH16 5DR. D3, 1/640 Sec f/5.6, ISO 1600.


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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2018, 20:55:57 »
There are some wonderful images here, but I have a question.

What made Nikon and the other companies choose such a specific focal length as 105mm?

It is a standard lens focal length for the 2 1/4 x 3 1/4" (6 x 9 cm) format. Example lens: 105mm Xenar

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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2018, 21:00:46 »
Optical considerations while optimizing lens design I guess...
This is my best guess also...at least for the very first 105mm from the rangefinder times, considering the short supply and great expense of computing power in those days.
If their initial calculations had hit 110mm as an unusually optimized design spec, they might have all been One-Tens for all these years!
It is equally possible in my mind that as Nikon's success mounted over the years, that the company seized upon the 'One-O-Five' as a symbol of corporate identity in the marketplace, and thereafter deliberately designed all of its 100mm-class lenses to have this identifying characteristic.
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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2018, 23:09:06 »
It was more about lens speed according to this article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_photographic_lens_design
The first 105mm lens may have been the Ernemann Ernostar 10.5cm f/1.8 of 1924.
We are seeing this speed seeking tradition continue in lenses like the recent 105mm f/1.4 lenses that happen to be quite sharp as well.

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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2019, 00:17:01 »
First is the 105 f/2.5 ais on my D200 hand held. Extremely hard to focus! Then we see the 105 f/2.8 AF Micro at work.

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Re: Show your 105mm images
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2019, 01:21:50 »
D5 & 105mm f/1.4E.
Nothing new, but I like them.
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