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Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens

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  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to 16
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Aperture Control Ring
  • Fast Maximum Aperture
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 18"
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm
  • 7-Blade Circular Diaphragm
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The AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Lens from Nikon is a very effective standard length lens compatible with both FX and DX format Nikon DSLRs. It delivers distortion-free, high-contrast images with superb resolution and color rendition. With a maximum aperture of f/1.4 it is fast enough for shooting in just about any type of light and offers impresive shallow depth of field focus control. Weighing only 8.1 oz, it is easy to carry with you. This is an ideal first lens; perfect for full-length portraits, travel photography or any type of available-light shooting. It accepts 52mm filters.

For more accurate exposure control, the "D" lens subject distance information is transmitted from the lens to the camera body, providing 3D matrix metering and 3D multi-sensor balanced fill-flash with appropriate Nikon cameras and Speedlights. Autofocus is not supported by D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300 cameras; the lens may be used with manual focus only. Be sure to check your camera's lens-compatibility information before selecting a new lens.

A very fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 enables shooting in low light and provides shallow depth of field control for achieving pleasing background blur.
Distortion-free images with superb resolution and color rendition.
Manual control of the aperture means you can make smooth adjustments, even during Live View shooting.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating offers multilayer coating of the optical elements for improved light transmission and reduced ghosting and flare.
Compact and lightweight
Performance
Focal Length 50mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 75 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 46°
DX Picture Angle: 31° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5' (45.72 cm)
Magnification 0.15x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7
Elements/Groups 7/6
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.5 x 1.7" (6.35 x 4.32 cm)
Weight 8.1 oz (230 g)
Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens
  • 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    NikonAF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 608 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (476)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (111)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (512)
    • Lightweight (443)
    • Consistent output (345)
    • Easily interchangeable (284)
    • Durable (264)

    Cons

    • Slow focus (42)
    • Tough to attach (27)
    • Blurry focus (21)
    • Weak casing (16)
    • Heavy (7)

    Best Uses

    • Low light (292)
    • Night photography (280)
    • Weddings (178)
    • General purpose (158)
    • Portraits (157)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (144), Enthusiast (104), Semi-pro photographer (103), Semi-professional (58), Casual photographer (54)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (251), Yes (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    AF 50mm F1.4D does what I hoped

    I purchased this lens specifically to use at the wider apertures not for more light per se, but for the very shallow DOF. I plan to use this mostly for close ups such as...Read complete review

    I purchased this lens specifically to use at the wider apertures not for more light per se, but for the very shallow DOF. I plan to use this mostly for close ups such as still life and food shots, shots where I want a very soft background, candid shots in social gatherings and casual portraits. As bonus, it certainly has given me some "breathing room" in low light conditions.

    I checked numerous reviews and this lens seemed to measure sharper from F1.4 through F4 than the AF-S 50mm F1.5G lens, which then measured sharper after F4. I don't plan on using this lens much beyond F4 so I choose the AF-D version.

    I am currently using this lens on a D80. So we have full frame lens made for 35mm film cameras being used on a DX-format digital camera. I added the Hoya Pro 1 Digital filter to help eliminate internal reflections that the coatings on the newer design lenses are supposed to eliminate. The field of view is of course more like a 75mm on a film camera so you do get slight image compression you might expect from a telephoto in that range. The slight image compression and effective length of 75mm presents both advantages and challenges.

    Personally, I LOVE the color and contrast rendering of the AF-D lenses more so than the modern AF-S lenses. I am sure this will be a minority opinion. At F1.4 I was not expecting razor sharp and it is not, though it is sharp enough for what I wanted. Stopped down a bit it seems as sharp as my other (more modern design) lenses. At wide apertures, the colors are very natural and not overly saturated or contrasty...which is precisely what I wanted.

    The bokeh can at times exhibit some "outlines" or appear busy or jagged, though I find this much as the same as on the AF 50mm F1.8D lens that I have tried.

    Focus is as fast and accurate as my other lenses. I purchased the Grey Market version. The lens is currently doing everything I had hoped for. Being relatively new to using a DSLR I am looking forward to exploring the world at F1.4!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    tack sharp, but an outdated design

    I usually shy away from primes, but the small size and large aperture made this one appealing since I shoot at crowded club events. After a few weeks of use, I find that...Read complete review

    I usually shy away from primes, but the small size and large aperture made this one appealing since I shoot at crowded club events. After a few weeks of use, I find that the lens is very sharp stopped down to F/2.8, but at 1.4 images are very soft. Focus is accurate and fast, a definite plus, but that's where all the good ends. I'm disappointed with the build quality as the lens just feels too plastic. It just doesn't compare to any of the newer nikkor primes, such as the 60mm AF-S or the 85mm PC-E. Also, the bokeh is a bit harsh due to the 7 bladed design. The lens is prone to CA and flaring, so you have to be careful when shooting in certain conditions. Overall, I'm not too impressed, but the small size and speed of this lens makes it useful for club shoots. Nikon seriously needs to update some of there primes and this lens would be a good start.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A sweet little lens!

    By Bug

    from Colombia

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Weak Casing

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

    This is a sweet little lens! It's super fast, super sharp, and super lightweight. A great lens to use for low light situations. Love it!

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    5.0

    Fast 50!!

    By payasosinfortuna

    from New York, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Street photography
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

      For people who are deciding between the 1.8D and this 1.4D, I say get this one if budget is not an issue. Besides the extra fraction of a stop, which can make a difference in bokeh softness (not really much in low-light shooting ability, since 1.8 is real), you will also get a more consistent manual focus ring that doesn't jitter or move unexpectedly-as compared to the cheaper 1.8d build. This is particularly important when shooting in low light (where AF might not work) since you can get blurred out at a fast apperture with very minor movement of your focus. Great lens for portraits and street photography. Feels sturdy despite plastic construction. Won't get much lighter than this, I think.

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      5.0

      Small but mighty

      By silverking

      from Berln, NJ

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Inexpensive
      • Light weight
      • Sharp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

        This tiny little 50mm f1.4 is terrific. And it fits in a small pocket.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Beautiful Lens!

        By Deb368

        from Grand Rapids, MI

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

          Autofocus is crisp.

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Stunning Nikkor optics

          By Moonunit

          from LA, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Doubt Its Weather Sealed
          • made in China

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

          Light, Compact, Fast apature, reasonably priced, And very sharp. Focus is very fast on a d800. Awesome 14 point sunstars that you can't get from rounded aperture blades (or any canon lens). The people at DXO think this lens is better than the g version (if that means anything to you). Made in china is a bummer

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          5.0

          Nikon is the best

          By Epstudio

          from San Juan Puerto Rico

          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

          Excellent and very good quality

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          5.0

          Great lens

          By JimP

          from Grand Rapids, MI

          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

          Sharp, fast. Great for night photography. Good all around primary lens

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great gear for a good price

          By Nicolas

          from Bethesda, MD

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

          Great lens for indoor pictures and in any light condition. I use a lot for casual portraits. It is the lens that I use most of the time.The only bad thing is the autofocus a little slow, but if you like to use manual focus like me is the prefect lens. Worth any dollar I paid for it.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great lens

          By DEb1

          from VA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Tough To Attach

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

          Happy with my purchase of the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D lens. Nice little lens takes crisp pictures . And as always great service from B&H Photo.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Pretty great 50!

          By JMO

          from Westmont, IL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

          Nikon's D lenses are fantastic! I find myself loving these over the G series all the time. The 50 1.4D is inexpensive, small, light, has great color/contrast and it's pretty close to the 50 1.4G in quality. For all those reasons this lens deserves 5 stars. However, it's not perfect. The autofocus doesn't seem to be as snappy as the 1.4G. Wide open this lens is really soft in certain lighting conditions such as backlit scenes in bright sunlight (although my wife loves the way sunflares look with this lens). At f2 this lens is almost identical to the 1.4G only I like the color and contrast on this lens better. If you need a 50mm and don't want to spend a great deal of money get this one. Also, it looks great on my df, my other copy of this lens was dropped several times and still has no issues, and it renders beautifully on film.

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          5.0

          A great Staple

          By BC

          from Gahanna, OH

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

          This lens is as advertised. Fast, great optics, light, well built. The focusing is a bit louder than the newer silent motor lenses (this one uses your camera's built in motor). Particularly good for low light landscapes (places like inside your home or a church).

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          4.0

          Great Lens

          By Mike

          from Liberty, SC

          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

          This is a great lens for the price. There is some minor, but noticeable chromatic aberrations at f1.4 but it is easily corrected on Lightroom. I would recommend this lens.

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          4.0

          great lens

          By Dave

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

          • Slow Focus
          • Weak Casing

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

          This is my first prime lens so it took a little getting used to vs. zoom lenses but I have to say it's a great lens. It feels a little cheap but since it WAS relatively cheap I can't complain. It's not a fancy lens by any means but it produces great images. I snapped a couple photos of my wife with it and they turned out to be my favorite photos of her. The Bokeh is pretty nice as well as tones especially skin tones. It's ultra small and light and I've already used it for a couple small social gatherings and family events as it's so easy to carry (you can fit it in a loose pocket). Overall a great little lens to have.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          LOVE!

          By lulu

          from enid ok

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

            I love it right now I use it for closeups of my new puppy! It is fast and super sharp!I dont have anything I dont like about it!

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            5.0

            Great Video Prime Lens.

            By Wes A.

            from Indiana

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

            This is my go to lens for video. With this 50mm prime I use it for interviews and getting a nice shallow depth of field when shooting b-roll. I love having the ability of shooting with a f/1.4 lens for those specail artistic shots.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Geat lens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            By Benny

            from Dallas TX.

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

            Just for my Nikon D300, D200 and D7000, beautifull Bokeh.

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            5.0

            Works for me

            By Rik

            from The Great Southwest

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

                  Including a f/1.4 shot of Maestro The Cat, shot with my D200 in 2007. Sure, it's a D lens from my film days, but it works great on my D200, D700 and D300s. It's still holding up well, so why replace it? I shoot a lot of available light photos of my pooch, and she absolutely does NOT like flash! So, I shoot wide-open a lot with WB set to incandescent - and D700 at IS0 6400 (looks great!). I focus on her eye (she's usually laying down), and I don't care if the rest of her Husky fur is soft! I guess I'm just not an "everything has to be tack-sharp" and "absolutely no noise" kind of person. Since it's a D lens, you've also got a DOF scale, so you can shoot in manual focus mode at f/16, focus at a bit less than 20', and shoot NON-tack-sharp pics all day from about 10' to infinity. It's really fun! Great lens.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent lens!

                  By malima

                  from argentina

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

                    fast & sharp (not thaaat sharp at 1.4f)

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                    5.0

                    Smooth exchanges

                    By Image Lover

                    from New Hampshire

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

                      Through my own incomplete research, I ordered the wrong lens. I contacted B&H and the problem was corrected immediately. I was surprised at how easy it was to exchange the lens I had bought for the one I needed. Now I'm happy with the first photos I've made, and mechanically the lens works perfectly, as well.

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                      4.0

                      Great Lens

                      By lebela000

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light

                        Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens:

                        Very fast and inexpensive lens.

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