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Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
8.5 out of 10

Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

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Overall 6
6.0

Just okay... not much over the 1.8D

T. F, Amazon
30 April 2013
  • Summary: I am a demanding amateur and the sample I got of this lens left me fairly unsatisfied. I realize that this was the fastest everyman 50 mm prime that Nikon made for years, so I would naturally expect great things from it.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's been good to me.

Tangerine, B&H Photo
8 December 2012
  • Excerpt: If you want a good "old school" lens to just leave on your camera at all times this is it! It is not quiet because it uses the motor inside of your camera to focus (no silent wave motor), but it allows for faster focusing than the AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Nikkor Lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Small, but powerful

Meaux1271, B&H Photo
19 June 2012
  • Excerpt: I like the lens I purchased okay. I feel that it is not quite as sharp as it should be. I have a 85mm Nikon 1.8D and its performance is far superior. The 50mm is very powerful though; I feel as if this lens works better for close up portrait shots.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
  • Cons: Inconsistent focus, Tough To Attach
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Overall 6
6.0

Not enough bang for the buck

Anchormoose, B&H Photo
28 February 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens takes crystal clear photos, I like the brightness and details of the photos in low light situations, however, I didn't like the fact that I couldn't adjust the focal points as much as I'd like.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice but not nice enough for MF shooter

MakeItHappen, Adorama
16 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I purchased this with the purpose of using it as AF and MF lens on several cameras including Nikon FM2n, Nikon D300S and Canon 5D Mark ii with adapters. At the same time I purchased a Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2.0 SL-II (Nikon mount) and did a comparison.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Do not recommend

steamru, B&H Photo
22 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Lens is not sharp wide open. It's sharp enough just fron f2.4. 50mm f1.8 AF-S far more better!
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Ambivalent

bullshark, B&H Photo
5 April 2011
  • Excerpt: I use this lens for street photography and I have a love/hate relationship with it.The copy I have is very sharp, even down to 1.4; it is also light, compact and non-obtrusive which make it perfect for my intended use.But it also look and feels extremely cheaply built, the focusing mechanism rattles...
  • Pros: Fast, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Cheap Construction, Weak Casing
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Overall 6
6.0

Serious Saggital Coma Flare

Dave, B&H Photo
29 March 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought the lens for low light work, when I only had a Dx camera, portraits on Dx, and night shots. The lens, when stopped down, is deadly sharp. But, for night photography, this is not a great lens.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Just an OK lens

Train photographer, B&H Photo
26 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Use mostly for my railfanning activities. Not as sharp as my Pentax 50mm f1.7 lens. Inaccurate (useless) autofocus at distances over 20 feet.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Lens Creep, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

pretty good

Leah, B&H Photo
4 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Use mainly for portraits. It is a liitle soft on focusing at 1.4 and can be somewhat "hazey" on highlights.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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