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.
- F-Mount Lens/FX Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- Super Integrated Lens Coating
- Silent Wave Motor AF System
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Overview
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Specs
|Lens Format Coverage|
|Angle of View|
|Minimum Focus Distance|
1.48' / 45 cm
8 Elements in 7 Groups
58 mm (Front)
|Dimensions (ø x L)|
2.89 x 2.13" / 73.5 x 54.2 mm
9.88 oz / 280 g
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
7.7 x 5.1 x 4.9"
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Reviews
An excellent lens held back by AF issues.
Overall this lens didn't meet my expectations. My assessments are all done on a focus calibrated D810. Wide open contrast is average and sharpness is below average, both improve quickly when stopping down. Focus is the biggest disappointment, it's a little slow but it's not accurate at all - it tends to back focus if the subject is closer than 3 meters. I've seen this behavior with other fast Nikon primes and I believe the reason has to do with bokeh characteristics and how the AF sensor judges when something is in focus - the bokeh transition on this lens is so gradual and smooth the AF sensor misses. Bokeh on this lens is really nice for portraits and would be a top reason to have it. Overall if you don't mind working with this lens to get great results then you may like it, however if you're looking for something that just works the cheaper f/1.8 50mm is fantastic.
I'm from New England so I had to throw in the Wicked Awesome, lol But seriously this is a fantastic lens.
Still A Great Lens
Checking photo gallery websites sites, you can still find this lens being used on high end current Nikon cameras, as well as the historical ones. From DSLRs (like D700) thru mirro-less bodies like Z6, Z7 - the output looks great across the spectrum. If you're on the fence about this one, just buy it. It's quite nice and holding its own against the third party manufacturers. I really appreciate the prompt service from BH Photo!
Very nice bokeh
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.
Light weight, fast and sharp. Almost cero vignettes and distortions. Great product!.
I really enjoy landscape photography and this lens does a superb job.
Very nice prime lens.
I have had to transition into doing my own instructional videos. I use this lens with my Nikon D7200 camera to produce the videos. The lense shoots through a teleprompter to produce professional quality videos (well...almost!). I plan on using the lense with the Nikon for RAW photography in the future.
Satisfied for price
I am impressed with this lens for its price. It is not full five star because I'm honestly not completely satisfied with it. I often find that it never focuses (when I select a certain focus point, that point is never quite clear or actually in-focus.) Additionally, there is a green and purple haze around objects in some photos. I am not sure if this is faulty or supposed to happen... but I love the bokeh and that makes it worth it! Wish I could give it a 3.75 rating.
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