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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50 mm f/1.4G

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Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S 50 mm f/1.4G
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 1:6.5
Minimum aperture 16
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type SWM
Lens Construction 8 elements / 7 groups
Filter diameter 58 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 73.5 x 54.2 mm
Weight 290 g
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Average rating (8 owners reviews)
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4.04 Good
Owners reviews (8)
  1. Andrzej
    Andrzej 7 December 2013, 08:50
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    IP 87.113.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 275 GBP
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Soft wide open, focus shift, distorsion

    Pros: Good natural colors, quite sharp stopped down,

    Summary: Nothing spectacular. Typical current Nikkor quality. Marginally better than 1.8G, which seems to be better value for money.

  2. thomas
    thomas 2 December 2013, 15:06
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    IP 79.83.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 370 euros
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: soft until 2.8, not very contrasty, prone to flare, slow AF, TOO slow, plasticy, distortion a bit heavy

    Pros: bokeh is very nice, homogeneity of sharpness once you rich a good quality (f2.8-f8)

    Summary: not a bad lense... but better have a look at the latest 1.8G when you're nikon shooter. If you are 50mm aficionado and have the wallet and don't mind changing system go buy a Sony camera for the Autofocus Sony Carl zeiss Planar T*50mm 1.4. It's another galaxy

  3. Pixelpolder
    Pixelpolder 17 February 2012, 23:21
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    IP 84.80.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: €299
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Ca can be a 'problem' at f1.4 its a litle soft.

    Pros: Sharp from f2.0 and it's a perfect allround lens in low-light situations.

    Summary: On DX it's my 'bread-and-butter' Queen. And in when flash is not a solution, it just make the difference between a blurred picture and a picture I can sell.

  4. Pulsarpix
    Pulsarpix 12 July 2011, 09:28
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    IP 81.80.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 350€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Bokeh and sharpness very good.

    Pros: Slow AF speed.

    Summary: Used on a DX format Captor (equivalent 75mm), it's a very good lens for portrait.

  5. Enrico
    Enrico 7 June 2010, 00:04
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    IP 88.149.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 330€
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Not so sharp from wide open up to about f2.

    Pros: Decent Bokeh, fast aperture, small and light, sharp from f2

    Summary: Good 50mm lens, decent AF, sharpness usable wide open, quite sharp at smaller apertures. Not so expensive for a f/1.4 lens. I personally like the bokeh though it's not perfect.

  6. Airy
    Airy 15 May 2010, 23:03
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    IP 80.119.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Average contrast wide open. AF not very fast (though precise; does not pump). Distortion is visible, but easily corrected.

    Pros: Very good to excellent IQ, from 2.8. Light, small, silent, easy AF override,. Front lens a bit receded, thus less easily damaged.

    Summary: Very good 50mm allround lens (on FX). Expensive, so those needing a 50mm "just in case" had better buy the 50/1.8

  7. Foo
    Foo 28 October 2009, 20:48
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    IP 210.19.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: USD 540
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: USD 500 for a simple prime lens? Not as sharp as Sigma 50 wide open, nor the bokeh as smooth. Slower AF speed than AF-D 50 f1.4

    Pros: Better bokeh than AF-D 50 f1.4 Less CA than AF-D 50 f1.4 Useable from F2, sharp across the frame from F4. Small and light (compared to Sigma 50 f1.4 HSM) AF is silent, and seems to be capable in low light.

    Summary: Possible the best 50. Sigma has some better qualities in terms of vignetting, bokeh, and wide open sharpness but it brought down by its notorious AF issues.

  8. Filip
    Filip 12 October 2009, 10:45
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    IP 93.139.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 450euro
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: LoCas , Bokeh

    Pros: Sharp

    Summary: One on best 50mm lens. Much better choise than canon 50mm F1.2L.

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