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Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
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Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

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Expert Review

photo.net
5 July 2011
  • Conclusion: The Nikon 50/1.4 is a high quality, sharp and inexpensive lens with a fast aperture. It is a basic lens and an essential tool for any Nikon film photographer. It is a great portrait lens for a Nikon small-sensor digital SLR photographer.
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REVIEW: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Lens Review

photodo
31 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Handling and features This standard 50mm prime lens is a popular used buy, but still available new for a reasonable discount over Nikon's latest 50mm f/1.4G. New it can be picked up for around £240, or £150 or less if buying used.
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Overall 8
8.2
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Expert Review

DP Review
27 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Anyone reading this review shortly after that of the Canon EF 50mm F.4 USM will surely be experiencing an uncanny sense of deja vu; the two lenses' characteristics and performance are remarkably similar, as we might expect from designs of similar vintage and optical formula from two of the leading...
  • Pros: Excellent image quality when stopped down, Essentially no lateral chromatic aberration
  • Cons: Distinctly soft at wider apertures, Bokeh chromatic aberration, most visible at wide apertures, Broad blue-coloured halation at wide apertures, Vignetting at wide apertures on full frame (essentially disappears by F2.8)
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Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Lens

The Digital Picture
13 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Is the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know about the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Lens in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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Overall 9
9.4
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 10
10
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
9.5

Nikon AF 50mm f/1.4D Review

What Digital Camera
1 February 2010
  • Summary: Despite the feeling that Nikon's D-series lens has been built to an affordable price and uses previous-generation technology, it performs very well. The fact that it is so compact may also give it additional appeal for some potential buyers.
  • Pros: Bargain price
  • Cons: Non-IF focusing
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Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
6 June 2009
  • Summary: Despite the aging design of the lens, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D remains a pretty strong contender in the world of 50mm primes. The lens is not without weaknesses - image performance at wider apertures, especially f/1.4 leaves quite a bit of room for improvement.
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Overall 5
5.0

Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
4 March 2013
  • Excerpt: This standard 50mm prime lens is a popular used buy, but still available new for a reasonable discount over Nikon's latest 50mm f/1.4G. New it can be picked up for around £240, or £150 or less if buying used.
  • Pros: Good sharpness in the centre at maximum aperture, Outstanding sharpness when stopped down, A good value used buy, Decent enough build quality
  • Cons: Screw-driven focus, Falloff at f/1.4, Basic design lacks luxuries of more modern lenses
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AF 50 mm f/1.4D

LensTip.com
5 January 2011
  • Conclusion: The summary of this lens’s properties can’t be different from those of its competitors because the results are more or less the same. The final assessment is by all means positive despite several slip-ups, listed in the cons.
  • Cons: noticeably „soapy” image by f/1.4,, significant coma,, work against bright light could have been better,
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.4 D (FX) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
27 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Typical for fast primes there is quite pronounced vignetting wide open as well as bokeh fringing. Distortions are about average for this lens class and usually not an issue for most subjects. CAs are well controlled. Bokeh is a bit on the rough side wide open, but improves by stopping down.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.4 D - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
31 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Similar to its cousin (AF 50mm f/1.8 D) the Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.4 D is a very good performer. At f/1.4 the contrast is a little on the low side and the borders may be a little soft but from f/2.8 & up the performance is really superb.
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