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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Lens

BH #NI5014GAF • MFR #2180
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
Pairing a normal field of view with an especially bright design, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G is a versatile prime, well-suited for a wide range of subject matter. Characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens is adept in difficult lighting conditions and also excels at isolating subjects using selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques. A Super Integrated Coating enhances contrast and color accuracy by reducing flare and ghosting, and the rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes a smooth, pleasing bokeh quality. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor provides fast, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Overview

Pairing a normal field of view with an especially bright design, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G is a versatile prime, well-suited for a wide range of subject matter. Characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens is adept in difficult lighting conditions and also excels at isolating subjects using selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques. A Super Integrated Coating enhances contrast and color accuracy by reducing flare and ghosting, and the rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes a smooth, pleasing bokeh quality. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor provides fast, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.

Normal-length prime is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 75mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture affords extensive control over depth of field for achieving selective focus effects and also benefits working in low-light conditions.
Super Integrated Coating has 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.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 018208021802

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View46°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design8 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.89 x 2.13" / 73.5 x 54.2 mm
Weight9.88 oz / 280 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.9 x 5.15 x 4.9"

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Reviews

Very nice bokeh

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-31

I've been using this lens on my D750, and the Depth of Field is really great. I do notice that sometimes I need to step down a bit to retain sharp focus in certain circumstances, but wow...a really nice sharp lens.

Nice lens

By Carol
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-09

Great lens upgrade from the 1.8.

Tack Sharp and Fast!

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-06

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Lens: It's been years since I've used a 50mm and I hadn't thought a lot about it really until I started seeing these gorgeous images from my friend. It seems like every time I saw something that made me wonder, it was the 50mm. Add to that some difficulties I have lifting and the desire to have a 50 becomes apparent. We went out last week and this is all I brought for the first couple of days. I needed to make a portrait for her and though this might not be the best portrait lens, she was in a 'make do' way, so we made do. They're actually kind of nice. What's in focus is tack sharp and the rest is creamy mush. Not instantly like the 200 I have, but it gets soft pretty quickly. Then mush. I went straight for f1.4 and there was just enough DOF to cover her face and her shirt and enough of her hair. The one thing I did notice is that I have some green fringing in some of the softer but not mushy areas like the hair and one shoulder and a little bit on the rock right behind her. I'm not worried about it. It's a forest shot but it is worth keeping an eye on. I've only had this out the once, but I really look forward to using it some more.

Very Happy With This Lens

By Shelley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-18

I've only been able to take some shots with this lens outside, shooting some flowers to test it out. Haven't used it yet in any family sessions. The lens doesn't have a smooth attachment to my camera body, which is a bit unusual compared to my other lenses. It's a bit rough when rotating into place. However, once attached, it seems to focus perfectly. I look forward to using it more and getting a better feel for it.

Great Product

By Ahmed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-20

Light weight, fast and sharp. Almost cero vignettes and distortions. Great product!.

Excellent lens

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-02

I really enjoy landscape photography and this lens does a superb job.

Awesome lens - one of my favorites!

By Zachary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-08

I was very hesitant about this lens as I had read many mixed reviews on it, but I can safely say this lens has become one of my absolute favorites - and that's saying a lot as I have some of Nikon's and Sigma's finest glass they make (Nikon 24-70G, Nikon 85 1.8g, Sigma 70-200, etc). The one oddity I noticed with this lens when shooting it wide open (at 1.4) was that it did terribly on paper (calibration paper tests) but as soon as I started running test shots on people, specifically their eyes, it's TACK sharp. I can honestly say that I've not had a lens perform so poorly with the calibration chart but then blow me away with actual in-person tests! 100% crops I have no issues at all making out all the individual eyelash details (and then some). And the raw files that come out with this lens are to die for! Just love everything about this little guy.....oh and on that topic....this thing is so compact it's actually a joy to carry around, unlike some of my other 6 pound lenses. This is a lens that you will absolutely love after you give it some time and practice. One item of caution - it does have terrible chromatic aberration when wide open, but for the most part, that's fixable in post. Can't say enough good things about this lens. I've attached a landscape shot I took with it the other week.

Excellent lens

By Kurt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-19

Just shot senior pictures with this lens. Tack sharp and great for lower light conditions. I am using this lens with the Z 7II plus adapter.

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