Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens Imported

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Product Highlights
  • Fast f/1.4 Prime Nikkor Lens
  • Silent Wave Motor/Fast, Accurate AF
  • Ideal Portrait Lens on DX-format D-SLRs
  • Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
  • Close Focusing to 1.5' (0.5 m)
  • Normal Angle of View on FX-format D-SLRs
  • Weighs only 9.9 oz (280 g)
  • Only 2.1" (54.2mm) Long

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Lens is a standard lens with an ultra-bright f/1.4 aperture, which allows for fast, accurate shooting with available light. It is also the excellent choice for when a shallow depth of field is desired. An ideal portrait lens when used on a Nikon DX-format digital SLR, it approximates the angle of view similar to that of a 75mm lens on a Nikon FX-format digital SLR or a 35mm film camera.

The optical design of this lens minimizes flare and chromatic aberration. The SWM (Silent Wave Motor) feature ensures fast and quiet focusing action, and the nine-blade rounded diaphragm makes out-of-focus elements blend smoothly to produce natural-looking, harmonious backgrounds.

An ideal prime lens, perfect for full-length portraits, travel photography or any type of available-light shooting.

Note: G-type Nikkor lenses have no aperture control ring and are intended for use on Nikon D-SLRs that allow the lens aperture to be adjusted via the camera's command dial.

Note: AF-S feature is not supported by certain camera models. Please click here for a list of incompatible models.

Silent Wave Motor
SWM (Silent Wave Motor) enables quiet automatic focusing with quick and convenient switching between autofocus and manual operation
Non-Rotating Barrel
Non-rotating front element allows the use of circular polarizing filters and lens-mounted flash accessories
Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Super Integrated Coating (SIC) delivers superior color performance, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare
Rounded Diaphragm
9-blade rounded diaphragm makes out-of-focus elements blend together smoothly for natural-looking backgrounds
M/A Focus Mode
M/A Focus Mode allows fast, smooth transitions, autofocus to manual operation
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°
DX Picture Angle: 31°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5' (45.72 cm)
Magnification 0.15x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7
Elements/Groups 8/7
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 2.1" (7.37 x 5.33 cm)
Weight 9.9 oz (281 g)
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens
  • 58mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
  • HB-47 Bayonet Lens Hood for AF-S 50mm f/1.4G
  • CL-1013 Soft Lens Case
  • 1-Year B&H Warranty
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    NikonAF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens
     
    4.8

    (based on 1149 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (948)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (172)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (841)
    • Lightweight (790)
    • Nice bokeh (628)
    • Consistent output (612)
    • Easily interchangeable (552)

    Cons

    • Slow focus (117)
    • Weak casing (35)
    • Blurry focus (20)
    • Heavy (16)
    • Difficult to clean (10)

    Best Uses

    • Low light (809)
    • Weddings (527)
    • Night photography (493)
    • Landscape/scenery (272)
    • Sports/action (128)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (435), Semi-pro photographer (307), Pro photographer (155), Casual photographer (84), Enthusiast (39)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (775), Yes (60)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nothing like a razor sharp Nifty Fifty

    I am a freelance portrait and event photographer. The Nikkor 50mm 1.4G is incredibly sharp throughout. Of course wide open at 1.4 you need to be very careful as your depth of field is...Read complete review

    I am a freelance portrait and event photographer. The Nikkor 50mm 1.4G is incredibly sharp throughout. Of course wide open at 1.4 you need to be very careful as your depth of field is so thin. I think many experience softness b/c of poor technique and not so much b/c of the lens itself. I'm a huge fan. I had the 50mm 1.8D and recently upgraded and I'm very glad that I did, even though the 50mm 1.8D was also great, especially for what it cost. Definitely recommend this lens.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    First Copy Not So Good

    I guess I got this from the very first batch received by B&H. I pre-ordered it and was really looking forward to spending the holidays taking portraits of the family and friends.From the...Read complete review

    I guess I got this from the very first batch received by B&H. I pre-ordered it and was really looking forward to spending the holidays taking portraits of the family and friends.From the first shots, it was clear (or not so clear) that something was not right. All of the shots seemed to have a soft focus and the colors were not at all saturated. I set up a shot with a test pattern and the camera (D80) mounted on a tripod. I took dozens of shots using both manual and auto focus. Manually, I was able to consistently get very sharp focus, even seeing the dust on the test pattern. As soon as I switched to auto-focus, it became obvious that something was out of calibration. Each shot was consistently significantly out of focus. I received a new Nikon 105mm f/2 dc lens at the same time as the 50mm. That lens is amazing in every way. I have taken about 1000 shots with it and it delivers striking performance. It passed the same tests I subjected the 50mm to with flying colors as did 2 other Nikon lenses.I will return this first 50mm to B&H and hope the replacement is better. It looks like I might need to wait a while, however, as they are out of stock again.

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    5.0

    love this lens!

    By Jodie Brim

    from Winston Salem NC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

      -Use for portraits
      -Super sharp images
      -awesome bokeh

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      5.0

      Really Impressive Nikon Normal Lens

      By Mark C.

      from New York, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight Well Made

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

      Great portrait lens on DX body

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      • No

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By BTwist

      from Ellicott City, MD

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

        I use this product with my full frame DSLR all the time. Having started as a photographer 40 years ago this lens is magnificent. It is sharp, fast, light weight and small. I keep it on my camera where it fits in my most often used single camera and lens shoulder bag. I alernate it's use between FX and DX and I love it. It's a fast 50 and 75. I use it for general purpose street work as well as portraits. It's such a great lens and I love the aperture on the camera body interface. The price to value relationship is unbeatable. I recommend it to all image makers as the best general purpose lens available. This is a must have lens.

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        5.0

        Wonderful!

        By Food Photographer Wannabe

        from Gardiner NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

          I do food (and flower and landscape and anything that does or doesn't move)photography, so purchased this lens before I even had the camera to attach it to....now have the camera and am loving the lens. The colors and clarity are extraordinary; it is everything B&H said it would be!

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          5.0

          Excellent sharpness

          By Bob

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

            Portraits and landscapes are especially sharp with this lens. Greak bokeh. Highly recommended.

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            4.0

            So far, no complaints.

            By reservoirclerk

            from Omaha, Nebraska

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

            I've only been using this lens for a couple weeks but I've found very little to complain about so far. I've used several different fast fifties over the years and this one is about as good as any. In particular, it's much sharper wide open then most other lenses at similar apertures. The only downsides I've found are the autofocus speed (it's usable but not particularly quick), and the build quality (it's not poorly put-together but it is light and plasticky). Given the price however, these are perfectly reasonable tradeoffs.

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            5.0

            Perfect choice for low light situations

            By Too Rock Stable

            from Newport, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Photography
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

              We own and race harness horses. I use this lens both at the track and at the barn. Love it!

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again.

              By José Enrique

              from Guadalajara, España

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

                easy use and great results.

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                5.0

                One more in my tool kit

                By Explorer

                from Kansas

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

                  Great landscape lense

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By Rommelito

                  from Bogota, Colombia

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light

                    Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

                    I got the lens in time.
                    It is an excellent product.
                    I hightly recomend the person who solt the product.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Lens

                    By Elena B.

                    from Boulder, CO

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light

                      Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

                      Great portraiture lens. f1.4 is way to blurry but f1.8 and up is perfect.

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                      5.0

                      Sharp, fast standard lens

                      By Bill McGrath

                      from Western States RVer

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

                        Every photographer should have one good 50mm lens with a fast aperture. This lens is part of my set of primes: 28mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8 and the 105mm, f/2.8 macro. Auto-focus is fast and quiet. Optics are sharp from corner to corner when stopped down a few stops. Almost no lateral CA. Minimum distortion. Smoothe bokeh, What's to complain about?

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                        5.0

                        Compact, all around winner

                        By Bill

                        from Northeast PA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

                          Useful for keeping a slim profile when hiking or touring. Light weight. Amazing bokeh using large lens openings. Things sharpen up nicely using higher f-stops. Perfect for low light situations. Does most things well when you just don't feel like lugging a bag full of lenses.

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                          5.0

                          Wow!!

                          By scarey

                          from Mokena, IL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • 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 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

                            It took me a few weeks to experiment and work with this lens before the aperture settings became second nature and I'm now so happy with this lens. After working for years with heavier lens, I just couldn't believe how light it is. Great clarity, sharpness, depth of field and amazing light in darker situations. I use it for portraits and close shooting. It was everything I was wanting.

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                            5.0

                            Beautiful Results

                            By AV Jake

                            from Ithaca, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Bokeh
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

                              I use this lens for video interviews and portraits. The extreme sharpness and contrast is matched by the buttery out-of-focus quality exhibited by this lens. It doesn't cost much more than the 1.8G but the visual quality feels like a major step up.

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                              5.0

                              Nikkor 50mm

                              By Fgohoto

                              from Austin tx

                              Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

                              Love it

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                              4.0

                              Great Prime Lens

                              By Roogs

                              from Chicago, IL

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Blue Light Relection

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

                              Since picking up this lens, it has become my primary lens for personal work. I have multiple lenses but this is my only prime since going digital. Work has required me to use other lenses but it has remained my go to when taking my camera out of the bag. I have had some issues w blue reflections showing up in shots where there is blow out light behind the lens. Some of this could be user error though, not all. Would give 5 stars if not for encountering this, also only had the lens about 2-3 weeks so no idea about long term issues.

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                              5.0

                              Nice

                              By Dorisis

                              from Farmingdale, NY

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

                                  Geat little lens.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great luminous lens!!

                                  By Chechotazo

                                  from Colombia

                                  Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

                                  It's a little lens, but it have inside a powerful and luminous image that make better one camera shot.
                                  It focuses quickly and silent, even if the subjet it's moving on.
                                  It's my favorite lens now!

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                                  5.0

                                  a great addition to my Nikon D7000

                                  By EdSu Photography

                                  from West Nyack,

                                  About Me Photography Student

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens:

                                    Used the lens many time already, i don't have words on how awesome this lens is. Did a photoshoot/portraits a while back and i got completely spectacular results. I strongly recommended specially to someone that does portraits

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