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About Nikon 58mm f/1.4

This Nikon 58mm f/1.4 Bundle comes with: ProOptic Digital Essentials 72mm, New Leaf PLUS 3 Year Service Plan, Universal Lens Cap Tether, and a Adorama Cleaning Kit ( $112.84 Value) and Shipping is free! . Bonus: No sales tax either, unless you live in New York or New Jersey.

Go beyond the ordinary with Nikkor 58mm, a lens designed to excel in low-light and nighttime applications but with characteristics you'll enjoy for so much more. Its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture produces outstanding evenly lit images with edge-to-edge sharpness virtually no sagittal coma or light falloff. Its unique design and rounded 9-blade diaphragm produce stunning bokeh and depth of field control from f/1.4 to infinity equally useful in daytime portraits and nighttime cityscapes. Whether you're shooting photos or HD video, FX or DX-format, AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G offers thrilling new capabilities and inspiration.

When shooting photos or video in low light especially at night you often want your lens aperture wide open. With many lenses, though, shooting at maximum aperture can cause a slight distortion at the edge of your frame points of light render as diamond-shaped flares. The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G is specially designed to combat this distortion while providing even brightness across the frame. Capture sharp, evenly lit photos and videos, edge to edge.

The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G adds a dramatic sense of depth to your compositions both at short distances as well as longdistance landscapes. When shooting stills of a close subject, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G can achieve beautiful bokeh with soft, natural edges that diminishes smoothly away from your focal point. When recording HD video, use these outstanding bokeh characteristics for interesting smooth focusing transitions and drawing attention to your subject.

Paying homage to the acclaimed Noct Nikkor 58mm f/1.2, the 58mm focal length falls in the sweet spot between a standard lens (50mm) and a medium telephoto lens (85mm). On an FX-format D-SLR, it offers a natural perspective with just enough telephoto characteristic to control depth of field. On a DX-format D-SLR, its 87mm equivalent perspective is ideal for portraits and other medium telephoto uses.

Nikon 58mm f/1.4 Features

  • 58mm lens with exciting capabilities: Designed to excel in low-light and nighttime applications, but equally capable for everyday photography and HD video recording.
  • Virtually no sagittal coma flare: Renders sharp, crisp photos and HD videos without the occurence of sagittal coma flare points of light becoming diamond-shaped flares at the edges of the frame when shooting at wide apertures, especially at night.
  • Minimal light falloff: Maintain maximum contrast for vibrant, evenly lit photos and HD videos, day or night.
  • Flattering: Flattering, versatile 58mm focal length (87mm equivalent on DX-format D-SLRs) that pays homage to the acclaimed Noct Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 lens.
  • 9 Blade aperture: 9 rounded-blade aperture for outstanding bokeh characteristics and enhanced depth of field control.

Nikon 58mm f/1.4 Specifications

Focal Length
58mm
Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Format
FX
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
27°20' (with DX-format D-SLR)
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
N/A
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
40°50'
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format)
N/A
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
0.13x
Lens Elements
9
Lens Groups
6
Compatible Formats
FX, DX
VR (Vibration Reduction)
N/A
Diaphragm Blades
9 (rounded)
Distance Information
Yes
Nano Crystal Coat
Yes
Aspherical Elements
2
Super Integrated Coating
Yes
Autofocus
Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
1.9 ft (0.58m)
Close Range Correction
n/a
Focus Mode
Auto, Manual, Manual/Auto
Rear Focusing
Yes
G-type
Yes
Filter Size
72mm
Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
3.3 x 2.7" (85 x 70mm)
Weight
13.6 oz (385g)

Nikon 58mm f/1.4 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

 
5.0

Beautiful piece of glass

By

from Bakersfield, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Sharpness is only average for an f/1.4 lens, but this lens is about so much more than sharpness. Bokeh is to die for, and even more importantly this lens just makes people glow in decent lighting that would still look flat on lesser lenses. or portraits you just can't do any better. I use this lens on a Nikon Df, which matches well. Most of the complaints about sharpness I've seen come from D800/810 users pixel-peeping at 100% on their 36 megapixel files. This is NOT a pixel-peep lens, and if its spec-chart bragging rights you are after then you will be better served with the Zeiss Otus or the new Sigma Art. If, however, you want everyone and everything you point your camera at to be rendered well on a print of file (viewed as an image, not at single-pixel level) then this is as good as it gets on the Nikon system.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everyone should own this lens.

By

from Seaside, CA

If there is such a thing as an "environmental portraitist," I am he. Through my photography, I try to show people in their environment being comfortable in their "own skin." I own the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G, which is also a great lens with beautiful bokeh, but the angle of view is too narrow to show the environment surrounding the subject. However, the 58mm lens's angle of view is wide enough to show the environment that surrounds the subject. The last thing I am going to say about the Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G lens is "Wow."

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beautiful bokeh but...

By

from Irvine

..don't expect sharpness wide open unless you plan very carefully. Beautiful transition from focused area outward- this lens' specialty. A lot of chromatic aberration remains @ f/ 1.4 in high contrast areas, necessitating correction in post if you suffer from pixel-peeperism. Stopping down to f/2- makes creating a point of acceptable sharpness easier, but you lose a bit of creamy bokeh. I wouldn't recommend this lens for somebody looking for a "Nifty Fifty" or "walk around" lens. It's a lens where you plan your shots, looking for opportunities to accentuate its ability to render points of out of focus lights beautifully and produce dreamy transition from focus to out of focus area. It's ability to turn a background into a dreamy blur-scape sets it apart from the 50 1.4 G, D in my opinion.

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frances c  is this lens compatible with the Nikon D300 camera?
ZENIA D  This is a great lens. It has an FX format which is compatible with my Nikon Df Camera, FX format. When I used it with my other camera with DX format it functions as a DX not an FX. FX Format has a 36X24 image area while DX Format has a 24X16 image area. I believe Nikon D300 has a DX format. I think you will be spending so much money for the lens that does not function to its highest potential because it is limited by the camera you are attaching to. If there is anybody who can expound further to improve the answer, please do so. I am also learning. ZENIA D
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