AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G

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Ideal for travel, event, environmental and general photography in a wide variety of conditions, with superb optical formula and an ultra-fast f/1.4 maximum aperture.
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  • 5

    Sharp, fast, silent

    Posted by TampaShooter on March 31, 2016

    Reliable fast focus for crispy pictures. Great nifty-50

  • 5

    Excellent Eveyday Walkaround Lens

    Posted by Davidmichael on July 14, 2015

    Ever since I purchased the 50mm f/1.4G, it has become my everyday lens for walking around. It is small and light so doesn´t weigh me down. I can get shallow depth of field to focus on the eyes of my subject sharp and crisp while letting the rest soften out of focus and the background smooth in bokeh. The autofocus isn´t as fast as the other Nikon primes I have, but it is fast enough that I use it photographing indoor sports using available light. I´ve had this lens for almost two years now and is one of my most heavily used lenses. I am pleased with the images the 50mm f/1.4G captures no matter what aperture I use because the results are clear.

  • 5


    Posted by nikkorpro on March 16, 2015

    The clarity of this lens is breathtaking, the speed is nothing but mandatory. This lens has by far exceeded my expectations.

  • 5

    Great Lens

    Posted by goPro on March 1, 2015

    Beautiful booked, very fast lens. Except for the slight vignetting, this is a real performer. I think, an ED glass could have made this lens best in the lineup.

  • 5

    Tack Sharp ! Great Prime for Landscapes and Portraits

    Posted by Raymond on December 21, 2014

    I work for Nikon ( lucky Me ) so I get to take home almost everything they Produce. Hands down I find myself Coming Back to this lens , Great Low Light ( might have to use manual ) Unbelievable sharpness, and its to die for when using Aperture mode . I Love it !

  • 5

    Excellent and Bright Interior Lens

    Posted by Scripps23 on November 14, 2014

    I use the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens to photograph famous paintings around the world in dimly lit museums. This lens provides excellent resolution, even at f/1.4, with little distortion. Below is a photo of Vincent van Gogh´s ´´The Mulberry Tree´´ that hangs in the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California. I used a Nikon D700 camera body, a shutter speed of 1/200 of a second, an aperture of f/1.4, an ISO of 1000, Tungsten White Balance, and Center Weighted Metering.

  • 5

    Amazing lens for daytime or evening on the town

    Posted by BCOLMAN on November 2, 2014

    Sharp, fast focussing, excellent low light performance, perfect on my D4 and D810, no worries about tripods and flashes!

  • 4

    AFS 50

    Posted by Jeepspert on October 18, 2014

    Great lens, it reminds me of my old film camera. It seems that no mater what i take the quality is unmatched.

  • 5

    Love it for indoor basketball

    Posted by Daddio on October 3, 2014

    Purchased this lens because it´s a great prime lens / focal length for general purpose use and specifically to improve results for indoor basketball under challenging / artificial lighting conditions. Score! Other lenses have come and gone but this one stays in the bag. 50mm / FX is ´´right´´ for a lot of situations -- so everyone should have at least one -- and this is a fundamentally very good performer for the price point -- stills and video... Nikon covered the bases nicely here. The photos are beautiful. Build quality is A OK in my book. If you need a Nikon 50mm for FX you won´t be disappointed with this one. Spending 3x as much will not produce better results for 99% of us. Improve your technique instead and pocket the money. Camera bodies will come and go. Glass holds value. This particular lens will always have a place in the bag.