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Ideal for travel, event, environmental and general photography in a wide variety of conditions, with superb optical formula with an ultra-fast f/1.4 maximum aperture
The Nikon 50mm f/1.4G-S is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Portrait, Portraits, Special effects, Sports/action, Travel, Upgrade, Video, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 50mm f/1.4G-S is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Photography student, Professional, Pro photographer, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 50mm f/1.4G-S is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 50mm f/1.4G-S: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good in low light, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction
Most Liked Positive Review
Clear & Bright
This review is about the 50mm 1.4G, catalog 2180. I decided to buy the lens for low-light situations, such as indoor ceremonies. I was not disappointed; the lens is admirable. Keeping the settings of my D5100 camera the same, I tried other lenses and found that this lens gave consistently brighter, colorful indoor shots. As can be expected, the field of focus gets short when the aperture is opened. A couple of cropped pictures are attached to illustrate the lens: One photo shows a meteor trai...View full Review
This review is about the 50mm 1.4G, catalog 2180. I decided to buy the lens for low-light situations, such as indoor ceremonies. I was not disappointed; the lens is admirable. Keeping the settings of my D5100 camera the same, I tried other lenses and found that this lens gave consistently brighter, colorful indoor shots. As can be expected, the field of focus gets short when the aperture is opened. A couple of cropped pictures are attached to illustrate the lens: One photo shows a meteor trail from the recent Perseid meteor shower. I used a manual setting at 1.4 and a 1.3 second time exposure. No one beats Nikon for photography in low light. The other shows a bee visiting the blossoms of a Russian Sage. Bees are constantly moving; so I believe they provide a convenient, conclusive Ã¢â‚¬Å“field testÃ¢â‚¬ï¿½ of the ability of a cameraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s computer to quickly appraise the situation and order the focus and aperture of the lens. In other words, the camera and the lens worked well together to get a difficult photograph. The D5100 was set on full automatic Ã¢â‚¬" point and shoot. The picture illustrates the narrow depth of field and how out-of-focus objects are displayed. The foreground and background bokeh are consistent. Best features: Image brightness and color are superior. Compact size. At 50/75 mm the lens gives a Ã¢â‚¬Å“naturalÃ¢â‚¬ï¿½ perspective. Value for price. Nice match with D5100. Worse features: Careful focus is required, or thoughtful selection of the cameraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s focus mechanisms. Accessories: A neutral or UV filter to protect the lens.
Most Liked Negative Review
Good lens but is it worth the money?
I wanted the extra f1.4 so I bought this lens. I must admit, allthough the lens have no major issues, I'm not a 100% happy with it either. My issues - 1. Lens has a somewhat busy bokeh that doesn't result in the creamy bokeh's I expect from a prime lens that twice as expensive as the closest 50mm prime out there. 2. The lens is sharp in the center only at f2.8 or further. At 1.4, the lens is not all that sharp. 3. The AFS on the lens is slow and it often hunts before focussing in on the subjeView full Review
I wanted the extra f1.4 so I bought this lens. I must admit, allthough the lens have no major issues, I'm not a 100% happy with it either. My issues - 1. Lens has a somewhat busy bokeh that doesn't result in the creamy bokeh's I expect from a prime lens that twice as expensive as the closest 50mm prime out there. 2. The lens is sharp in the center only at f2.8 or further. At 1.4, the lens is not all that sharp. 3. The AFS on the lens is slow and it often hunts before focussing in on the subject. I prefer to focus manually with this lens. In the nutshell, this lens allthough a notch above in terms of build quality doesn't have the optical performance to justify the price.
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The clarity of this lens is breathtaking, the speed is nothing but mandatory. This lens has by far exceeded my expectations.
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.
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 !
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.
Sharp, fast focussing, excellent low light performance, perfect on my D4 and D810, no worries about tripods and flashes!
Great lens, it reminds me of my old film camera. It seems that no mater what i take the quality is unmatched.
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.
Love this lens! It's super fast, tack sharp, and really light. I love switching from my 70-200 to my 50. Gives my arms and hands a break and lets me move around more. And the bokeh is beautiful!
I have found this lens to be the perfect companion for nighttime portraits of street people in Las Vegas. I use it with a D7100 and it gives me the perfect reach for finding subjects in the crowds of Fremont Street. This is the perfect FX lens to use on a DX body. It is clean, fast, and sure. If you have a DX it makes perfect sense to add this one to your collection. Now go have fun finding your subjects.
Purchased for a D600 which already has the 70-200mm f4 lens. Took pictures but when viewed on my large display for photo editing I noticed the primary subject was out of focus. Web search described corrections for AF using the "AF fine tuning". Did that and it seems to be fine. I'm a little surprised by this----apparently it's a combination of the lens and camera. Otherwise, it seems to work like all Nikon equipment.
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