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

B&H # NI5014GAF Mfr # 2180
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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
Environmental
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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    NikonAF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens
     
    4.8

    (based on 1160 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (958)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (173)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (846)
    • Lightweight (797)
    • Nice bokeh (634)
    • Consistent output (615)
    • Easily interchangeable (553)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Low light (816)
    • Weddings (528)
    • Night photography (497)
    • Landscape/scenery (275)
    • Sports/action (129)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (440), Semi-pro photographer (308), Pro photographer (155), Casual photographer (84), Enthusiast (39)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (781), 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

    Great Suprise!!!

    By Photo pictures

    from Houston, Texas

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

    My husband saw this & really wanted it, I bought for his Birthday & he was so excited!!! Great service & sent very quickly with no shipping!!!!

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    5.0

    A must have lens!

    By luvappskrys

    from Harrisburg, PA

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Night Photography
      • Wildlife Photos

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

      Incredibly sharp lens, does great at night and in low light situations. Fabulous blur, with beautifully sharp focus. I'm currently learning with my first DSLR, which I've had for 16 months. In addition to the kit 18-55mm, I have purchased the Tamron 18-270mm, and the Tamron 90mm Macro lens. I feel the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G has rounded out my gear bag perfectly, and that I'm now set to really learn, and increase my skills, as well as my creativity.

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      5.0

      Great lens

      By drarp

      from Bellbrook, OH

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Night Photography

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

        I have a Nikon D7100 which is a wonderful camera. I read all the reviews discussing the pros & cons when compared to similar lenses. You can measure a lens in the lab all you want (which appeals to me as a scientist) but at the end of the day it's what it does when it is attached to your camera body taking photos in the real, 3D world. The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G prime is a fantastic portraiture lens on a DX body. The large apertures beautifully isolate the subject & the color rendition in natural light is amazing. Combined with the low-noise high ISO capability of the D7100, they also make a potent low-light-level rig. I started B&W photography over 45 years ago with a (full-framed) Nikon F & 50mm f/1.4 lens. I have many lenses but for these two, I reserve the word "magical".

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        5.0

        Wonderful

        By Jerry

        from Grand Rapids, MI

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Shots
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography

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

          Quickly became my go-to lens for every day. Love the use in natural light.

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          • No

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          4.0

          1st Prime Lens and 1st 1.4 fs

          By TR

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Shallow Debt Of Field
          • Sharp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery

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

            Wow this is my first prime lens and first 1.4 fs lens. I really like being able to shoot in low light and shallow debt of field. It is easy to get images out of focus with such narrow debt of field. Example shooting child shoes, one shoe was two inches behind other show showed up as out of focus.

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            5.0

            Nikon lens

            By Harry

            from Finger. Tn

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

            This is a great lens. Just what we were needing.

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            5.0

            Enjoying this Lens!

            By df

            from Orange, CA USA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              Using Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G for: Street photography. Portraits. Bokeh. Landscape. Makes me really THINK, COMPOSE before I shoot. I'm pleased with the results. Am learning how to use this 50mm with my Nikon1 v2 + ft1 mount adapter, as well.

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              5.0

              Great lens

              By Aspiring Filmmaker

              from Norcross, GA

              Verified Buyer

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

              Haven't used it much yet but seems to work well!

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              5.0

              The best lens in my bag

              By Tankist02

              from Danville, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                This is my favorite lens by far. I also have 24 2.8, 35 2.0 and 105 Micro, but 50 1.4 is getting used about 90%.

                Great optical quality, fast focus, ability to see in the dark and nice bokeh are what I like about it. Construction seems to be much better than my other 50mm 1.8.

                My older 24 and 35 have metal hoods, but 50 has a plastic one. Well, I guess these are times of plastic.

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                5.0

                Great addition to my camera bag

                By Royanna

                from Liberal, Kansas

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

                Vibrant colors and clarity

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                5.0

                Great Video Lens

                By Chris

                from Decorah, Iowa

                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
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  Purchased this lens to shoot video in studio and action sequences in stadiums. It has worked perfect. I love the Nikkor lenses. Have 4 of them now.

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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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                    • No

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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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                              • No

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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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