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Nikon Nikkor AF 50 mm f/1.4D

Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF 50 mm f/1.4D
Lens style Normal
Focal length 50 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.4
Angle of view 46 o
Closest focusing distance 0.45 m
Maximum magnification 1:6.8
Minimum aperture 16
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 7 elements / 6 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 64.5 x 42.5 mm
Weight 230 g
Additional information Marketed 1995
Average rating (5 owners reviews)
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4.53 Good
Owners reviews (5)
  1. Chrooth
    Chrooth 28 February 2017, 19:16
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    IP 216.50.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 100
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Front lens reacts poorly to temperature changes, but it doesn\'t seem to effect image quality

    Pros: Sharp! Sharp! SHARP!!!!! Great color! Great character! Beautiful bokeh! Unbelievable value!!

    Summary: You need a 50mm prime. No if\'s, you do! You can spend close to $1000 on the sigma art 50 but you wont get much out of that lens that this one can\'t offer for 1/10th of the price. If you are highly skilled enough to be sensitive to the difference between the two, you shouldn\'t be getting advice from me.

  2. D7000D800E
    D7000D800E 12 August 2012, 20:47
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    IP 41.159.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: € 40
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None

    Pros: Optical performance.

    Summary: Compare all Nikon 50mm lenses across review sites on the net and you'll understand that this is optically the best 50mm lens. After 2 years of shooting on D7000 and D800E, the quality of this lens is confirmed. Amongst all the really high priced glass that I have, this is my favorite.

  3. William
    William 17 October 2010, 07:09
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    IP 71.187.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: $300
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Quite bad cyan and purple fringing wide open in high-contrast scenes.

    Pros: Fast aperture, fast AF, good overall IQ, especially when stopped down. Lightweight.

    Summary: Great lens! The newer G version appears to be only slightly better in terms of optical quality (wide open. Stopped down they are the same). Yet the new G version has a much slower AF and is twice the price. Get this one instead!

  4. Lens freak
    Lens freak 27 November 2009, 20:43
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    IP 154.20.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: $300
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Avg performance at F1.4 Made in China

    Pros: Affordable Light Well made

    Summary: The best F1.4 lens under $300.

  5. BXL guest
    BXL guest 1 September 2009, 05:31
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    IP 136.173.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 170 EUR
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Soft at f/1.4 and f/2, corners more so

    Pros: very light, compact, fast AF

    Summary: Particularly useful at low light situations.