Review Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

Lens Overview - Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4

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/1.4 Latest Price



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

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Lens Technical

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4GSigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM ASigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sigma
Name Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4GSigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sony FESigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sigma
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/1.4f/1.4f/1.4
Year 200820182018
Mount Type Nikon F FXSony FESigma SA
Lens Type Lens MediumLens TelephotoLens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $448
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 50105105
Global 35.7173
Effective Mega Pixel 20.683
Distorsion 0.435
Vignetting -2.05474
Tstop 1.54395
Ac 7.41798
Vignetting Ranking 11514
Tstop Ranking 230
Ac Ranking 4899
Pixel Depth 36.3
Price Sensor 3300
Sensor Raw 36.56
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Sep. 2008Feb. 2018Feb. 2018
Brand NikonSigmaSigma


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