Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G
$447
50 mm
autofocus prime lens
f/1.4
  • Nikon AF-S Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"Clarity and color is amazing in low light situations. Also depth of field is amazingly tight at 1.4. I haven't had problems with the autofocus speed. For the price this lens is amazing."

bhphotovideo.com

"I love how light weight and compact this lens is. Its sharpness at 1.4 is amazing."

bhphotovideo.com

"The focus speed is the only downside. Its slower. You get used to it though and it does a pretty good job in continues mode when tracking something."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Nikon D750, Nikon D810 and Nikon D5.

Nikon D750
39.5°
horizontal angle of view
50mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D7200, Nikon D5600 and Nikon D5500.

Nikon D7200
26.4°
horizontal angle of view
76.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.4
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$446.95
Weight Very light Help
281 g
Diameter Small diameter Help
74 mm
Length Quite short Help
53 mm
Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp

The Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use

Cons

The Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G vs other Digital camera lenses

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Wide minimum Poor narrowest aperture Help
f/16
Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
50 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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50 mm
Max focal length
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50 mm
Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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1:6.7 (0.2)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/1.4
above average above average
Wide minimum
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f/16
below average below average
Tele maximum
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f/1.4
above average above average
Tele minimum
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f/16
below average below average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Nikon AF-S
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon FX
Length
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53 mm
above average above average
Diameter
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74 mm
Filter size
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58 mm
Weight
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281 g

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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39.6°
Telephoto horizontal
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39.6°
Wide vertical
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27°
Telephoto vertical
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27°
Wide diagonal
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46.8°
Telephoto diagonal
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46.8°

Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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26.6°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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26.6°
Wide vertical
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18°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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18°
Wide diagonal
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31.7°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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31.7°

Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G lens?

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Showing 8 comments

Melta (4:40 AM, March 17, 2014)
Does this work with a nikon d7000?
 
Avatar for Wasif Wasif (10:48 AM, March 09, 2013)
It's amazing in low light situations. Very rarely requires flash for evening, or indoor photography. Well worth the cost.
 
Adam (11:07 AM, October 11, 2011)
Wrong link and price http://www.amazon.com/Nikkor-AF-S-50mm-1-4G-Lens/dp/B001GNBLN0/

please fix it site admin.
 
Rajesht (7:22 PM, September 22, 2011)
wrong price shown and its not a good to attract people by showing a wrong price
 
Leo (0:34 AM, September 03, 2011)
Price wrong.
 
Avatar for lenshero lenshero (4:17 PM, March 02, 2011)
Hi Dan, Kelvin responded (above) with a comment about the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX.
 
Avatar for Kelvin Young Kelvin Young (4:15 PM, March 02, 2011)
I found the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX is an excellent alternative to the Nikon version. The Sigma focusses accurately and noticeably faster than the Nikon 50G. Images are sharp and flare is well controlled. The Sigma is more expensive than the Nikon though and not as weather sealed
 
Dan (6:10 AM, March 02, 2011)
I'd like to know more about the AF speed of this lens -- do you folks have much trouble taking candid photos with it?