differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs None
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Almost the same
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Reasons to consider the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D

Smaller diameter 64 mm vs 74 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 43 mm vs 53 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4D Learn more about
the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.4
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Length Short Help
AF-S 50mm f/1.4G53 mm
50mm f/1.4D43 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
f/16

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$177

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.2 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS

Low light lens

$747

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Placeholder

Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC Nikon F

Low light lens

$389

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Weight Slightly heavier

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$177

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$477

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Diameter Larger diameter
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AIS

Low light lens

$693

Auto focus Auto focus

discussion Which do you think is better?

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Avatar for mikhs1 mikhs1 (6:06 PM, April 18, 2015)
somebody should take this useless site down
 
Avatar for mikhs1 mikhs1 (6:05 PM, April 18, 2015)
Your lens comparisons are the most absolute waste of internet resources and time for people looking for some information. They provide NO information at all
 
JimmyJimmy (11:59 PM, February 08, 2013)
the 1.4g autofocuses on newer dx cameras, the 1.4d doesn't. ...A fairly glaring omission to leave out in your review!
 
Terry (11:44 AM, November 25, 2012)
How can lenses designed to be fixed focal length get marked down for poor zoom and poor telephoto?? You are suggesting lenses with these features are superior. Amateur and misleading!