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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens

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Product Highlights
  • Nikon F Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4-16
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal Coating
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 1.9'
  • 72mm Filter Thread

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens is a fast prime lens designed to excel at its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture. Through the use of two aspherical elements, a Nano Crystal Coating, and Nikon's Super Integrated Coating this lens has virtually no coma flaring or light falloff. This allows it to be used in low-light situations by maintaining edge-to-edge sharpness and even lighting at all apertures.

The 58mm lens features an aperture range from f/1.4 to f/16 and a rounded 9-blade diaphragm for producing pleasing out-of-focus elements, or bokeh. It also features a Silent Wave Motor for quick, quiet autofocusing and Manual/Auto mode for fast switching between auto and manual focus. Additionally, this lens has a 1.9' minimum focusing distance and a 72mm filter thread.

It uses Nikon's F mount for compatibility across Nikon's entire range of FX and DX-format DSLR cameras. Also, when used with DX-format cameras it provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 87mm, ideal for portraits.

Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture allows for shallow depth of field and excellent low-light performance
The 58mm focal length offers a blend between a standard lens and a medium telephoto, offering a natural perspective with a slight exaggeration of depth of field
Optical design includes 9 elements in 6 groups
Two aspherical lens elements assist in the correction of distortion and coma flaring
The Silent Wave Motor permits fast switching between autofocus to manual operation with Nikon's M/A mode
Nano Crystal Coating helps to eliminate internal lens element reflections
Super Integrated Coating delivers accurate colors to your camera by minimizing flaring and ghosting
Performance
Focal Length 58mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 87 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 40° 50'
DX Picture Angle: 27° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance 1.9' (.58 m)
Magnification 0.13x
Elements/Groups 9/6
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Front:72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.35 x 2.76" (85 x 70 mm)
Weight 13.58 oz (385 g)
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens
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  • HB-68 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • CL-1015 Soft Lens Case
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
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    NikonAF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens
     
    4.3

    (based on 26 reviews)

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    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice bokeh (21)
    • Lightweight (15)
    • Consistent output (12)
    • Durable (9)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (9)

    Cons

    • Blurry focus (3)
    • Slow focus (3)

    Best Uses

    • Night photography (20)
    • Low light (17)
    • Weddings (16)
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    Updated Review

    I have had the chance to run the 58mm f/1.4g through a few tests.

    With a little adjustment this lens produces some excellent images.

    Bottom line:...Read complete review

    I have had the chance to run the 58mm f/1.4g through a few tests.

    With a little adjustment this lens produces some excellent images.

    Bottom line: Impressive lens. It is a Nikon prime lens like the 24, 35, or 85 and as a prime it does not focus as fast or as "accurately" at 1.4 as one of the Nikon 2.8 zooms do at f 8. See my previous article on the prime focusing speed.

    Advice(please read below): For portraits, using eyes as the focus point, I shoot it at AF Fine tune +20, saving RAW+JPG , with the JPG set at maximum sharpness on the D4 and have the center button on the multi-selector set to zoom medium on press during image review so that I can check the focus on the shot.

    Please check out my site for the full review and advice.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Waited years to be disappointed.

    I'm a fashion/commercial photographer. For years I've been waiting for a lens a drop wider then my 85 1.4g (my favorite lens by far). The second the 58mm came out I jumped...Read complete review

    I'm a fashion/commercial photographer. For years I've been waiting for a lens a drop wider then my 85 1.4g (my favorite lens by far). The second the 58mm came out I jumped on it without thinking twice. Surely a 58 1.4g with a price tag higher then the 85 will produce results equally as good and even better. WRONG!
    The bokeh is fantastic and the AF is like any other prime but that's about it.
    I couldn't care less about the size. in fact I wanted a drop bigger and heavier just like my 85, I like when glass feels solid and not cheap. But let's put that aside as well.
    Whats the most important detail? The sharpness. If your lens is not super sharp at every aperture it's useless, especially if you're dropping $1700 and its a prime lens. Maybe I'm spoiled by my 85 1.4g... I rarely shoot at f1.4. I mainly shoot 1.6-2.2 and the 58 wasn't sharp at those apertures. It did get sharper as I stopped down, 2.2 was decent but my 85 is tack sharp at 1.6. Nikon either needs to drop its price tag down or fix it. They should be ashamed of putting this on the market. No one buys primes to shoot at f5.6, this is a complete joke. 3 stars for beautiful bokeh and the attempt at making a lens we really need.
    Money was not the main factor here, as I said I bought this without thinking twice. It will be getting returned.

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    5.0

    Excelente

    By Eduardo

    from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

      Excelente lente.Cumpre muito bem a sua função.Comparando com a 85mm f/1.4, a 58mm é mais versátil além de fazer bons retratos

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      5.0

      Excelente

      By Eduardo

      from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Photography

          Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

          Comparando esta lente com a 85mm f/1.4, a 58mm cumpre melhor a sua função noa retratos.Excelente!

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          5.0

          special kind of lens

          By duo maria

          from kuwait

          Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

          I sold my 85 1.4 for this lens thats how bad I wanted it. Indeed its a special kind of lens . Wide open 1.4 is a little soft but the shot you get with it you cant achieve with any other lens . Believe me you i coupled it with my nikon df . Its a great couple . I have now a camera to remember . The lens is light weight and is my go to lens for portrait .perfect . For street just right . For landscape not bad . The perfect lens in my opinion . As I said special

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          4.0

          Nice feel, well balanced

          By Dark Sol

          from Chicago

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          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Night Photography
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

            My primary use for the lens is wedding portraits when I am to close to use my 85mm. The lens handles very well. I have big hands to the larger barrel size make it easier to use then the 50mm 1.4. My lense tends to back focus but I should be able to correct for this in camera. I will also be using manual focus frequently. My bigest problem was the price of the lens. I like the focal length and it completes my set of 1.4 lenses (24mm, 35mm, 58mm, 85mm). I'll shoot with it this season and update this review at the end of the year.

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            4.0

            Accurate review from a professional

            By AlvahPhotos

            from Leominster MA

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Night Photography
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

              I'm a professional wedding and portrait photographer and I was definitely hesitant about purchasing this lens because of the mixed reviews. Many people don't know how Nikon lenses work and don't know how to calibrate them using the AF fine-tune feature in most cameras. I'm using this on my D4 and I had to dial in +10 for it to be accurate. Also, the depth of field is very shallow at f1.4 so if you shift your weight just slightly, it will throw off your focus. At first I was using this during indoor, natural light shoots and thought it was great, then I used it during an outdoor engagement session and it really shined. The focus was dead-on, quick enough to capture people in motion, and had great contrast. I already own the 50mm 1.4G but this lens has a cleaner, more contrasty image due to the improved optics and nano crystal coating. The extra 8mm in focal length helps to throw things out of focus just a little bit more and that is the look that I like. People that are just starting out with photography won't understand the little things but if you're a real professional it's worth having this lens. It's definitely a lot of dough for what it is but I'm willing to shell out the coin to have the look that I want when I'm creating portraits. It's very light because it's mostly plastic but it seems durable enough because I'm not photographing war zones or anything really dusty or harsh.

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              3.0

              Waited years to be disappointed.

              By Dani Diamond

              from NYC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh

              Cons

              • Blurry Focus

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Night Photography

              Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

              I'm a fashion/commercial photographer. For years I've been waiting for a lens a drop wider then my 85 1.4g (my favorite lens by far). The second the 58mm came out I jumped on it without thinking twice. Surely a 58 1.4g with a price tag higher then the 85 will produce results equally as good and even better. WRONG!
              The bokeh is fantastic and the AF is like any other prime but that's about it.
              I couldn't care less about the size. in fact I wanted a drop bigger and heavier just like my 85, I like when glass feels solid and not cheap. But let's put that aside as well.
              Whats the most important detail? The sharpness. If your lens is not super sharp at every aperture it's useless, especially if you're dropping $1700 and its a prime lens. Maybe I'm spoiled by my 85 1.4g... I rarely shoot at f1.4. I mainly shoot 1.6-2.2 and the 58 wasn't sharp at those apertures. It did get sharper as I stopped down, 2.2 was decent but my 85 is tack sharp at 1.6. Nikon either needs to drop its price tag down or fix it. They should be ashamed of putting this on the market. No one buys primes to shoot at f5.6, this is a complete joke. 3 stars for beautiful bokeh and the attempt at making a lens we really need.
              Money was not the main factor here, as I said I bought this without thinking twice. It will be getting returned.

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              5.0

              Dont judge a book by its cover...

              By Supermario

              from Chicago, IL

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              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Night Photography
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

                Given all the controversy behind this lens, it really stands out. It's unique in its rendering and gives you a special look. It is a great "noct" replacement and might be a legend in itself.

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                3.0

                GOOD, NICE LENS, BAD VALUE FOR THE MONEY

                By Tomcat

                from Pasadena, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                • Slow Focus
                • Unsharp

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Night Photography
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

                Disclaimer: My photography is in weddings and general day to day shooting. I do not shoot night skies, or point sources of light at night, which this lens is believed to be made for as the new Noct f/1.2.To summarize, this new 58mm f/1.4 feels very much like a mini 85mm f/1.4G which is lighter, not as sharp and slightly more expensive. It's hazy soft at f/1.4 (it's soft in all the lighting conditions i tested it in), acceptable at f/2.0 and sharp at f/4.0. Its sharpness characteristic is very similar to the 50mm f/1.4G, but it has very nice soft rendering of colors and out of focus areas at f/1.4 unlike the 50mm. If you need a shorter focal length than 85mm, yet you want to keep the nice colors and bokeh, and doesnt mind about the price, this lens might be for you.Again, I understand everyone's definition of sharpness might be different depending on the lens and body ownership. I do have a small share of lenses and I am drawing my comparison from the experience with other lenses.It feels noticeably lighter (feels very much like the plasticky 85mm f/1.8G), has a weird 72mm filter thread and a relatively expensive price tag. AF is slow, just like the 50mm and the 85mm, presumably to try to get perfect focus at such shallow depth of field. I actually like the focal length, it's not as close in as the 85mm and not as wide as 35mm or 50mm, this can be a nice focal length for certain portraits. I tested it on a D800E, after AF fine tuning and constantly use images taken with live view as a benchmark for sharpness to avoid any AF errors from the camera body. If the lens is this unsharp at f/1.4, I personally do not see the need for Nikon to make this a f/1.2, as it will just get worse. However, I can imagine many might find the softness perfect for portraits.There's no doubt buyers have many choices at this price point: the 50mm 1.8 1.4 85mm 1.4 1.8 or even the sigma 50mm. So unless you absolutely need a best 58mm that nikon has to offer, you will probably be ok with any other lens. In weddings we use Sigma 35 Nikkor 85G and the trinity, and occasionally 24G 105G 50G....now that this lens is in the bag I will see how often this lens gets used in the next few months.If you want to have a single lens for your new Df, this might be it other than the 50mm f/1.8G. It's light, has AF and produce images with very soft and smooth bokeh. You will pay a higher premium of 9 times more than the 50mmOverall, certainly a nice lens, but only if you need this focal length. If you dont mind walking further back or cropping, the Sigma 35 and Nikon 85 have very similar qualities and better sharpness for a lot less. For a D800E at least, you need to be at f/2.8-f/4.0 to have images with acceptable sharpness, for something that's priced at $[$].

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                5.0

                Excellent lens

                By Kahuna54

                from Los Altos, CA, USA

                Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

                What a super fast and sharp lens...I love it! Forget all the garbage about its cost not being worth it's advantages....this lens is really great!

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                5.0

                Exactly What I Wanted

                By JoeZilch

                from Fullerton, Ca

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                • Slow Focus

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Portraits
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

                For years I've been using the truly terrible Nikon 50mm 1.4G and while I made it work for me I just was never happy with it. I've wanted a better 50-ish lens for years and here comes the 58mm 1.4G.

                I put my money where my mouth is and bought it and I'm very happy. I like the results and that's all that matters to me. It doesn't focus super quick in low light (at least on my D800) but most of my lenses aren't that quick and I use MF for those moments. This lens is pretty easy to "hit" focus with so long as you aren't trying to MF at 1.4 and my wife even noticed the differences between my former 50 and this new 58.

                It's lightweight which I think is nice as it still feels well built. I don't need to use a filter as the front element is so far down I'd have to drop my keys into it to scratch it.

                The hood is a hood so there's that. The bag that comes with it won't see the light of day so there's that as well.

                For me this is a cost v. value item. I'm getting more value out of it than I'm putting in with the cost. It's not cheap but nobody forced me to buy it either so cost/price is relative to each person.

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                5.0

                Updated Review

                By Dan at Vigorotaku

                from Washington, DC

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                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Night Photography

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

                  I have had the chance to run the 58mm f/1.4g through a few tests.

                  With a little adjustment this lens produces some excellent images.

                  Bottom line: Impressive lens. It is a Nikon prime lens like the 24, 35, or 85 and as a prime it does not focus as fast or as "accurately" at 1.4 as one of the Nikon 2.8 zooms do at f 8. See my previous article on the prime focusing speed.

                  Advice(please read below): For portraits, using eyes as the focus point, I shoot it at AF Fine tune +20, saving RAW+JPG , with the JPG set at maximum sharpness on the D4 and have the center button on the multi-selector set to zoom medium on press during image review so that I can check the focus on the shot.

                  Please check out my site for the full review and advice.

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                  5.0

                  Best 50 this side of the otus

                  By docsid

                  from chicago, IL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Nice Bokeh

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Night Photography
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

                    50mm is a focal length that I use a lot along with the 85mm on FX. I have tried most mainstream 50s from nikon including the 1.8g. 1.4g and the sigma 50 1.4. This lens beats all of them in wide open sharpness and contrast. Color rendition is very pleasing. IF to OOF transition is the best among the mentioned lenses. My copy is very good in locking focus in low light situations. Folks who have inconsitent focus should send the lens back for replacement as this lens is better than both nikon 50s and sigma in acquiring and keeping focus. I only wish this was cheaper as 1700 is steep. At around 1000 this would have been a no brainer.

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                    3.0

                    Judge for yourself

                    By Dan at Vigorotaku

                    from Dan at Vigorotaku

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                    Pros

                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Night Photography
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

                      I just wanted to put up a few pics to address the AF focus issue that some people have said they experienced. You can judge for yourself. I will write up a full review when I have had more time with this lens. There are so many aspects to a lens to be explored and I would like to have more time before I pass judgement. I gave the lens only 3 stars for now because it is a respectful rating for now. (Essentially no rating - which I wish was an option.)There are two photos. Both are shot with a D4 and the 58mm 1.4G at 1.4. The first is with full sharpening and the second is with no sharpening. both are center crops of the larger image at a distance of 6 feet. The 20cm mark was aligned with the plane of the books. One thing I will say is - if you are going to zoom in to 100% to scrutinize a lens, please make sure that you have actually done so with other lenses so that you have an understanding of what images look like at 100% with and without sharpening.

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                      5.0

                      Very sharp!

                      By KD

                      from Sunnyvale, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light

                        Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

                        Well made lens! Very sharp throughout the frame.

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                        5.0

                        This is the best Nikon lens, ever !!

                        By Willie J

                        from Houston TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Nice Bokeh

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Night Photography
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

                          When Nikon announce this lens, I knew it was just what I'd been waiting for. I never purchased the 50mm 1.4G because it has that low life 7-blade aperture, and because Nikon doesn't recommend it for the D800. I understood Nikon to be offering this lens as an image equal to the 85mm 1.4G but with greater coverage. This lens has more beautiful bokeh and color that the 85mm. Now, I question if I will ever need the 85mm again. I see myself using the 24mm 1.4G and this 58mm overwhelmingly. Other reviews are comparing this lens to the Zeiss Otus and submitting the Otus as the sharper. I don't know why those individuals do that because anybody who can afford either lens can afford to own both. I intend to own the Otus too. I owned 5 Zeiss lenses, and I like the image beauty of Nikon lenses better. The Zeiss lenses I own are the 21 & 28mm Biogons, 45mm Planar and 90mm Sonnar for the Contax G2 film camera. I also own the Zeiss 75mm Biogon for 4x5 format. I also own lenses by Schneider, Fujinon and Rodenstock whom are well respected for yielding beautiful color. I own the Cooke Portrait PS945. This 58mm has the indoor imaging of a Zeiss sonnar, coverage near to a 50mm, and its night vision exceeds the Nikon 85mm 1.4G.
                          I am attaching sample photos the show this 58mm compared to the 85mm 1.4G. Always the 2nd image is the 85mm. The images were taken with the D800 set on Basic quality.
                          Question anyone who advises against buying this 58mm lens. Make sure that person isn't simply jealous because he/she can't afford the Nikon 58mm 1.4G.
                          Other Nikon lenses I own are 24mm 1.4G, 24mm 3.5 PC, 40mm 2.8G Micro, 50mm 1.4D, 20mm 2.8D, 105mm 2.8G Micro, 85mm 1.4G and 200mm f2.0G. I use the 20mm and the 24mm PC with the Lee Filters Big Stopper. I plan to experiment with using this 58mm with The Big Stopper even though the 58mm's aperture is limited to f16.

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                          4.0

                          Nice Bokeh

                          By Farff

                          from Jackson, Miss.

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Rugged

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Night Photography
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

                          Bought this lens specifically for low light shots and for a smoother bokeh over the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G. It looks great. The low light performance is superb. The only negative is the very high cost. For that much, I would've loved to have had f/1.2.

                          Lighter than expected on the camera. That is a good thing. I was expecting it to be much heavier than it actually is.

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                          2.0

                          Disappointingly soft and inconsistent

                          By Girard

                          from Alexandria, VA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Nice Bokeh

                          Cons

                          • Blurry Focus

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Night Photography

                          Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

                          Coming from Canon, this was the third lens I purchased when I switched to Nikon (24 1.4 G and 85 1.4 G being the first two). I'm well aware that this lens is not supposed to exhibit amazing sharpness like the previous two lenses, but I never expected it to be this soft and inconsistent. It had severe focus shift especially wide open, but it does sharpen up at F/2.8, but we all buy F/1.4 to shoot it wide open. I'll save my money and stick with 50 1.8G.

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                          5.0

                          Fantastic

                          By gotham007

                          from NY NY

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Rugged

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

                              Fantastic lens.

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                              5.0

                              Sharp lens with Beautiful Bokeh & Colors

                              By MK

                              from Skokie, IL

                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight
                              • Nice Bokeh
                              • Rugged
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Night Photography
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

                                I have nothing bad to say about this lens. Its a great lens, Feels like a pro quality lenses such as family of 85mm, 35mm & 24mm 1.4G lenses, I have been shooting with my D800 & D4 and getting amazing results. Great in low light. Great for wedding photographers in low light condition.

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                                5.0

                                Fast with Smooth Transitions

                                By Ed Flowers

                                from Forest Hills, New York

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                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Lightweight
                                • Nice Bokeh
                                • Rugged
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Night Photography
                                  • Streetcandid
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens:

                                  The lens is fast in low light and focuses quickly and accurately giving a three-dimensional effect. The transitions are smooth in both color and focus. Most interesting to me, though is that the lens optimizes flesh tones, imparting to flesh the peachy tones reminiscent of Ektachrome Professional Portrait film.

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