Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
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10 September 2014
Excerpt: I was very much looking forward to this lens, but after some use, I am somewhat disappointed in it. While it is great in low light situations, and I love using it indoors, it yields very soft images with low contrast. Especially when used outside.
Excerpt: I picked this up to go with my small kit of AF-D primes, and to replace both my 50mm f/1.8G AFS and 50mm f/1.4 Ais. So I wanted to like this lens, but noticed some poor performance and decided to test them all out. This 50mm AF-D was noticeably soft and lost contrast at f/1.4, as to be expected.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.