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Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens Imported

B&H # NI5014 Mfr # 1433
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You Pay: $399.95
Product Highlights
  • Maximum Aperture - f/1.4
  • Aperture Range - f/1.4 - f/16
  • Classic Nikon F Mount
  • AIS / AI / NAI Metering Compatibility
  • SIC - Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Etched Aperture Ring
  • Filter Size - 52mm
  • Depth-of-Field / Focus Distance Scales
  • Knurled Rubber Focusing Ring

A fast, small standard lens from Nikon, the NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens is known for outstanding optics and the satisfying focus feel of the Nikon AIS line of manual focus optics. This lens more than any other has established Nikon's reputation over the years. This exceptional low-light manual focus lens is perfect for travel and portrait work and any situation where a extremely limited depth of field is desired. It features the Close Range Correction (CRC) system assures high quality even at the minimum focusing distance.

Compact, High-speed normal lens for Nikon manual SLR cameras
Performance
Focal Length 50mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 46°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5' (45 cm)
Magnification Not Specified By Manufacturer
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Elements/Groups 7/6
Diaphragm Blades Not Specified By Manufacturer
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.5 x 1.6" (6.35 x 4.06 cm)
Weight 8.8 oz (249 g)
Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens
  • 52mm Front Cap
  • Rear Cap (slip-on)
  • 1-Year B&H Warranty
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    NikonNIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (10)
    • Nice bokeh (9)
    • Durable (8)
    • Rugged (7)
    • Consistent output (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low light (9)
      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Night photography (6)
      • Video (4)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Amazing lens!

      I picked this lens up for [$] used (tantamount to stealing :P ) and I enjoy using this lens eve more than my 55-200mm. The crispness of the photos combined with...Read complete review

      I picked this lens up for [$] used (tantamount to stealing :P ) and I enjoy using this lens eve more than my 55-200mm. The crispness of the photos combined with the stunning color is simply amazing. And being able to stop down to f/1.4 makes for some fun low light and nighttime shooting. A must have for anyone starting out on a DSLR or looking for a good prime!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      I would recommend this.

      Yes its a great lens but if you really want a 50mm just go for the nikon 50 1.8 auto focus. Yes event though theres a F stop difference the newer 50 is sharper...Read complete review

      Yes its a great lens but if you really want a 50mm just go for the nikon 50 1.8 auto focus. Yes event though theres a F stop difference the newer 50 is sharper and has a better contrast ratio and also does not have as much color aberrations.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I would recommend this.

      By Daniel

      from San Jose Ca.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Lens Creep
      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Video

      Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

      Yes its a great lens but if you really want a 50mm just go for the nikon 50 1.8 auto focus. Yes event though theres a F stop difference the newer 50 is sharper and has a better contrast ratio and also does not have as much color aberrations.

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      • No

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great lens

      By Boatbuilder

      from Barnes, WI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Sharp
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Focus shift

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

      I've used this lens for landscapes on my D7000 and more recently the D800e. Due to focus shift you must use Live View to achieve maximum sharpness at infinity, especially on the D800e. At f5.6-11 it is as sharp or sharper than any lens I own, including a couple of Zeiss. Highly recommended.

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      • No

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love my NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS

      By Anil Maharjan

      from Kathmandu

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

      I use it all the time, I love the picture this glass takes, I just love this lens, Yes it doesnt autofocus and heavy, but it doesnt make me love it less. :)

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      • No

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      (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great lens but incompatible

      By Naty

      from Boca Raton, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

        Its a great lens and the color is great from what I could use. Sadly I didn't realize it was incompatible with my D90 for some features on it. Otherwise it would have been a great lens.

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        • No

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great standard manual focus Nikkor lens

        By Doctor

        from Athens, Greece

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography
          • Video

          Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

          This is an amazing manual focus lens. I use it with the FM3A camera. The sharpness is excellent, the contrast is wonderful but the thing you can't find anymore on lenses is the quality. All metal construction, creamy soft focus ring, very small and light. I am a Canon user since 1995 but Nikon did make fantastic manual focus lenses. It is hard to find these lenses now a days so a big thanks to B&H Photo for having them in stock.

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          • No

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sharp lens for portraits,good bokeh.

          By Photo Bug

          from Chicago,IL.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

            On manual focus slrs. Good bokeh.

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            • No

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            this is a must lens

            By ismatullo

            from russia

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bokeh
            • Color
            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Sharpness
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

              the lens is sharp, has amazing color and bokeh

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              • No

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              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing lens!

              By shutterboy

              from Twentynine Palms, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Great in Low Light
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Smooth manual focus
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Portraits
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                I picked this lens up for [$] used (tantamount to stealing :P ) and I enjoy using this lens eve more than my 55-200mm. The crispness of the photos combined with the stunning color is simply amazing. And being able to stop down to f/1.4 makes for some fun low light and nighttime shooting. A must have for anyone starting out on a DSLR or looking for a good prime!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nikon 50 mm f/1.4 AIS

                By Matt

                from Champaign, IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                  This is a great lens for manual film camera. Light weight and the focus ring is very smooth.

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                  • No

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Lens!

                  By Ellipsis Entertainment

                  from New Hampshire

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Video

                    Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                    Got it for a 35mm adapter and it is so crisp and fast. Highly recommended.

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                    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great lens!

                    By Matt

                    from West Lafayette, IN

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Focus ring very smooth
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                      This lens works great on my Nikon FM3A. It is very sharp and extremely well built. Focus ring is very smooth and aperture ring has nice solid clicks at every full f-stop marking. Made in Japan of only metal and glass, no plastic. Wish my modern auto-focus lenses felt this solid.

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