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

BH #NI5814 • MFR #2210
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
Inspired by the famous Noct NIKKOR, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G from Nikon is a unique prime that pairs the distinct slightly long focal length with a fast maximum aperture. The bright f/1.4 design enables working in difficult lighting conditions and also permits working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. In regard to the optics, a pair of aspherical elements are used to reduce distortion, spherical aberrations, and comatic aberrations to realize sharp, clear image quality throughout the aperture range. Both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have also been applied to control flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color rendering. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor provides fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Overview

Inspired by the famous Noct NIKKOR, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G from Nikon is a unique prime that pairs the distinct slightly long focal length with a fast maximum aperture. The bright f/1.4 design enables working in difficult lighting conditions and also permits working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. In regard to the optics, a pair of aspherical elements are used to reduce distortion, spherical aberrations, and comatic aberrations to realize sharp, clear image quality throughout the aperture range. Both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have also been applied to control flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color rendering. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor provides fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.

Slightly longer-than-normal prime is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however is also compatible with DX models where it provides an 87mm equivalent focal length.
Impressively fast f/1.4 maximum aperture excels in low-light conditions and also enables greater control over depth of field for isolating subjects and working with selective focus techniques.
Two aspherical elements are used to greatly reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to achieve high sharpness, clarity, and accurate rendering. Additionally, the optical design has also been optimized for shooting at wider apertures, including f/1.4, and minimizes comatic aberrations and ensures even sharpness across the frame.
Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 018208022106

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

Focal Length58mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View40° 50'
Minimum Focus Distance1.9' / 58 cm
Maximum Magnification0.13x
Optical Design9 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.35 x 2.76" / 85 x 70 mm
Weight13.58 oz / 385 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.415 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.45 x 5.1 x 4.95"

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

Love At First Image

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-13

I read so much about this lens before buying it, I was ready for the disappointment in the first few images. NONSENSE! I shot a typical close focus subject at around f/1.4 or 1.8. in my home shortly after unboxing and wow! Sharpness where I wanted it and heavenly smooth bokeh everywhere else. In a couple days I did a full frame sharpness test at f/5.6 in my studio. Boom! Tack sharp everywhere. The only time I see any softness is at f/1.4 or 1.8 when close focused. That's when I want it! Perfect. The answer? Write The Check.

Photographic IQ ... yours/not this lens

By Frederick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-23

If you respond to this lens ... there’s a chance you’ve got the IQ that really counts in photography ... it’s not measured in line per millimeter ... and by the way, it’s no slouch in that regard either. Here’s some advice ... spend a year never allowing yourself to view anything you shoot at less than 300 dpi on your monitor. You’ll be ready for this lens.

Top notch optics!

By Julian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-25

This is truly a spectacular lens! I did a ton of research before buying it and I am glad I decided to go for it! It has great color saturation, contrast and sharpness! I now have the entire 1.4g series 24mm-85mm giving me a wide range of top top notch glass to capture the shots right the first time. The other thing that I REALLY like about this lens is the weight... or lack there of! I bought the 50mm art first and returned it... it did seem a bit sharper especially at 1.4, but the images looked flat and lifeless to me compared to my other 1.4g lenses... I also thought the Sigma is way too heavy for a 50mm prime IMO. I am really happy with the results I am getting with the 58 1.4g. I am primarily a portrait photographer and really like the focal length. I don’t typicality use lenses at their max aperture anyways so the need for intense sharpness is not needed at 1.4. In all I would say if you want a great optic and you have the budget buy the 58 1.4g... if you can deal with manual focus another option at this focal length is the Voigtlander 58mm 1.4 Nocton... which I bought first, but turns out I really need auto focus for some clients depending if they have fast moving kids... the Voigtlander is now my back up or used for solo shoots where I have more time to focus.

An unusually artistic look

By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-28

I am a full-time professional photographer who has been shooting pro for over 30 years. As you can imagine I have been through many cameras and lenses. Although I fully embrace digital equipment, its ceaseless effort towards perfection can actually lead to loss of character in my opinion. That's when a lens like this comes in. If you look at the hardcore by-the-numbers tests this lens fails. However, if you shoot with it you just might *love* it like I do. Nikon has clearly created this lens with total disregard to the technical testers, with one goal in mind: make beautiful photographs. Yes, it vignettes, yes, it distorts; but I shoot it at f/1.4 all the time and end up with stunning, artistic images that evoke a time before digital existed. In fact, when processing in Lightroom I usually leave the Lens Corrections setting turned off! If you like to shoot wide open and strive for an artistic look you will love this lens. Happy shooting!

Great Bokeh

By Russell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-15

This lens has great bokeh.  It makes the subject really stand out and nice contrast.  The focus is fast.  I used this to take pictures of indoor basketball from just behind and to the side of the backboard with excellent focus results and excellent isolation of the players from the spectators.Its a very versatile lens-good for scenery or people.  I sold my Nikon 50mm 1.4 because this 58mm lens has better detail, contrast,  it makes the subject pop, and I was not satisfied with the resolution of the 50mm on my d850 or d810.  This lens is light and easy to carry.

This lens is awesome

By Ty
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-21

Pretty magical :)

Perfect Balance Superior Quality

By Christopher C.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-04

You hardly know it's on the camera! The balance in your hand is ideal. Perfect for vertical panoramas when your background needs a little more weight. Sharp, silent, and fast. Larger sensors demand better glass.

Quiet and Fast

By Christopher C.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-18

When you want to isolate your subject, this lens does it. Fast and sharp, perfect for still life and portrait shots. Feels good, balances well on almost all DSLR bodies.

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