Nikkor autofocus special lenses


In portrait photography the depth of field is very important. If you focus on the eyes with a fast lens wide open the eyes will be sharp but the rest of the face not. Even if you stop down the lens you sometimes need more DOF or even less. Nikon introduced in the 1990´s two auto focus lenses with defocus-image control. With those lenses the foreground or background of the object can be defocused, thus making it blurred or soft. Both lenses featuring rear focus, distance data transfer and Nikon´s super integrated coating. With a normal F-mount and aperture ring they can be used on nearly all Nikon SLR* cameras. Of course there are no limitations to use these lenses for general photography as well.

* Note: Auto focus is only possible when mounted on a Nikon F6, F5, F4, F100, F90/X, F80, F75, F70, F60, Pronea S, Pronea 600i and all digital reflex cameras.


AF-DC-Nikkor 2/105 mm. D

This lens was introduced in September 1993. Its optical system consists of 6 individual elements. This low number of elements decreases the risk of internal reflections when used at wide open aperture. The aperture range is f/2 - f/16 and the shortest focusing distance is 90 cm. The rounded diaphragm blades give each image a nice bokeh! A hood is built-in, the filter size is 72 mm. and the lens weighs in at 640 gram. Used on a digital DX reflex camera you´ll have a beautiful lens with an equivalent focal length of 158 mm. Just perfect for portraits.


AF-DC-Nikkor 2/135 mm. D

In April 1991 Nikon surprised the world of photography with its first defocus-control lens. Its optical construction consists of 7 elements in 6 groups. This fast lens makes photography in low light (aka available light) possible. Its shortest focusing distance is 110 cm, it takes filters with a 72 mm thread and the hood is built-in. This lens, weighting in at 815 gram, will have an equivalent focal length, when mounted on a DX digital reflex camera, of 203 mm.