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Nikon AF-S 58mm f1.4G

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Nikon 58mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens

The Digital Picture
29 January 2014
  • Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 58mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for the posting of those standard test results.
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REVIEW: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G Lens Review

photodo
16 January 2014
  • Excerpt: This standard lens from Nikon costs around £1560 and sports a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, silent focusing and nano-crystal coatings to help control ghosting and flare. The 58mm focal length is reminiscent of the old AI 'Noct' Nikkor that was designed specifically for shooting in low light with a maximum aperture of f/1.2. The aspheric lens design minimised coma flare towards the edges of the frame, which is common with fast aperture lenses.
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Overall 8
8.4

Expert Review

DP Review
20 December 2013
  • Summary: The AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G is an unusual lens, both in terms of its slightly eccentric focal length and its optical design philosophy. It's not especially sharp for a lens that's designed to be used at large apertures, but this is offset by the excellence of its images in almost every other respect. Its audience will naturally be limited by its sky-high price, but we suspect many owners will fall in love with the images it can create.
  • Pros: Produces lovely-looking images almost all the time, Very low chromatic aberration, Lower-than-usual vignetting, Minimal coma, Lovely bokeh, Generally resistant to flare, Relatively fast, near-silent autofocus, Decent construction but lightweight
  • Cons: Decidedly soft wide open, especially on DX format cameras, Relatively bulky (compared to Nikkor 50mm F1.4s), Inconsistent autofocus, Very expensive
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AF-S 58 mm f/1.4G

LensTip.com
14 February 2014
  • Excerpt: On 17 October 2013 the Nikon company presented a new lens: the Nikkor AF-S 58 mm f/1.4G. At first glance it seems to be just another classic 50 mm device with a quite typical f/1.4 aperture fastness. Two features, however, make it stand out: firstly its price, roughly 4-5 times higher than that of other classic 1.4/50 lenses, secondly the press release that accompanied the launch and which indicated clearly that the new device is supposed to be a successor of the...
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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
6 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This standard lens from Nikon costs around £1560 and sports a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, silent focusing and nano-crystal coatings to help control ghosting and flare. The 58mm focal length is reminiscent of the old AI 'Noct' Nikkor that was designed specifically for shooting in low light with a maximum aperture of f/1.2. The aspheric lens design minimised coma flare towards the edges of the frame, which is common with fast aperture lenses.
  • Pros: Very good sharpness in the centre at f/1.4, Excellent sharpness when stopped down, Beautifully rendered out of focus backgrounds, Good control of coma flare, Very good contrast, Silent focusing
  • Cons: Large for a standard lens, Very expensive, Not the fastest focusing lens
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
10 February 2014
  • Summary: „W dziedzinie konstrukcji optycznej poczyniono ogromne postępy, a ciągłe doskonalenie wydajności optycznej i mechanicznej obiektywów NIKKOR gwarantuje znakomitą jakość zdjęć. Jednak mimo nieustannych innowacji obiektyw, taki jak AF-S NIKKOR 58 mm f/1,4G pojawia się tylko raz na jakiś czas. Jego właściwości i parametry wykraczają poza standardowe konwencje pomiaru. Wyjątkowy charakter tego modelu można docenić dopiero wtedy, gdy przyglądamy się zdjęciom.
  • Pros: wysoka jakość obrazu w centrum kadru od f/2.8,, bardzo dobrze kontrolowana poprzeczna aberracja chromatyczna,, mało uciążliwa dystorsja,, bardzo dobrze korygowana koma w rogach APS-C/DX,, ładny wygląd obrazów pozaogniskowych,, umiarkowane winietowanie,, rozsądna praca pod ostre światło.
  • Cons: za dużo plastiku w obudowie jak na wysokiej klasy 50-tkę będącą następcą Noct-Nikkora,, słaba jakość obrazu w centrum kadru dla okolic maksymalnego otworu względnego,, bardzo słaba jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru,, podłużna aberracja chromatyczna powinna być mniejsza,, zauważalna koma w rogach pełnej klatki,, dziwne zachowanie autofokusa,, fatalny stosunek jakości do ceny.
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