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
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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
Format CompatibilityFull-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 StabilizationNone
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 Weight1.17 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.9 x 5.15 x 4.9"
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There are several reviews that state this lens ...

There are several reviews that state this lens focuses slowly, that it is soft at wide apertures, and has poor low light performance. Then there are others that say the opposite... Which is the truth? Or is it a matter of poor quality control that is leading to various performance problems? Or just people not twisting knobds and pushing buttons right? Thanks in advance!
Asked by: Charles
Given mixed reviews, you can always try and return it, if it does not work for you. I bought mine in 2018 from B&H and this is the worst lens I have in my inventory (other lenses I have are F-mount Nikon holy trinity lenses and 35mm f/1.4). My main complaint about this lens is a disappointing softness in areas that should be sharp when in focus and strong halo effect around edges that are supposed to be crispy even when stopped down to f/5.6. Also, this lens has much stronger chromatic aberration compared to other Nikon lenses I have under the same f-stops. When I bought this lens in 2018, it had "Made in China" label. I know that since then Nikon closed its factory in China and I am not sure where this lens is produced now (likely in Thailand, but could be in Japan). I personally would not buy this lens again in the state I have it. However, there could have been quality control issues at that Chinese factory that have been resolved by now. This could have been the reason behind mixed reviews on this lens.
Answered by: Andriy
Date published: 2021-02-20

this lens is compatible whit nikon D3100?

this lens is compatible whit nikon D3100?
Asked by: Manuela
Yes, it is compatible with the D3100.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-19

Is this a wide angle lenses?

Is this a wide angle lenses?
Asked by: Tommy
No, this lens is considered standard. Wide angle lens start at 35mm and go down from there (full frame) and 18mm and lower for cropped sensors.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-18

Is this lens compatible with Nikon D5600?

Is this lens compatible with Nikon D5600?
Asked by: Baes
Yes.
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-11-29

Which lens produces sharper, higher quality ...

Which lens produces sharper, higher quality images, this one or the 50mm 1.4D AF? What's the difference between these two lenses?
Asked by: McKay
The 1.4D is the older lens and I dont think there is a "AF" version. It was originally made for the old film cameras that doesnt rely on the AF. Now, Nikon has designed their DSLRs to work with any of their old F mount lenses, but it doesn't mean that AF will work. The build quality between the 1.4D and the 1.4G is quite different also and apparent once you pick up the kens. As far as "sharper or higher quality images" I dont think there's much of a difference, but if youre depending on AF (in which if youre shooting anything other than film cameras you should be), I'd spend the extra money and get the 1.4G rather than the 1.4D if I were you. If youre looking to go into the the mirror less line, I believe they make a 50mm in the z mount.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-09-06

i have a Nikon7500. Is this the best 50mm for ...

i have a Nikon7500. Is this the best 50mm for that camera??
Asked by: Kelly
Yes, this lens is the best choice for a D7500.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-08-24

Would this lense be compatible with my F100 SLR? ...

Would this lense be compatible with my F100 SLR? Thanks!
Asked by: Jerusha
Yes it would in fact I have used with and F100.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2020-08-20

What is B&H warranty on refurbished Nikon lens

What is B&H warranty on refurbished Nikon lens
Asked by: David
The refurbished Nikon lenses have a 90 day limited Nikon warranty.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-24
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