Author Topic: 105/1.8 AIS Wide open  (Read 601 times)

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Re: 105/1.8 AIS Wide open
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2020, 06:46:50 »
From a very large portion of posts about fast lenses one can get the idea that their only value lies in obtaining a narrow DOF. This thread goes to demonstrate that such lenses offer far more than that. Nicely done. Airy.
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Re: 105/1.8 AIS Wide open
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2020, 20:02:37 »
Is that the normal approach?  Nikkor 1001 lenses history comes with this remark:  "What was the concept behind its design? There were no clear answers to any of these questions. However, looking back, it seems that there was a plan to renew the line of fast lenses to coincide with release of the F3. The 85mm f/1.4 and 105mm f/1.8 appear to be proof of this plan."  https://imaging.nikon.com/history/story/0059/index.htm
I think that was Nikon's (and Canon, Asahi, Olympus, etc) approach at the time. It was certainly possible for Nikon make a high-performance, super apo 105 in 1980, but it's cost would have been too high for most working or hobby photographers at that time. So, Nikon gave you the best they could do at a price the customers would be able to pay. 
Keith B., Santa Monica, CA, USA