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8.7 out of 10

Nikon AF-S 58mm f1.4G

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S 58mm f1.4G

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Overall 10
10

Great lens! I was hesitant because of the price ...

Weston C Photographer, Amazon
1 week ago
  • Summary: Great lens! I was hesitant because of the price point but the focal range, color rendering and design make it well worth the dough. As a full-time wedding photographer holding a camera (even with a rapid strap) puts a lot of strain on my fingers/wrist. This lens is so light you don't even know its there. It feels like its 1/3 of the weight of the 24mm or 85mm 1.4!
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Overall 10
10

Simply Amazing.

Speedgraphic, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Sharpness freaks need not apply, this one ain't for you. Unbelievable rendering at 1.4 and 2.0, and if you're stopping down further than that, it simply preforms as you would expect from a pro lens, sharp with good contrast. What this lens is for: Subject isolation, soft portraits, shooting interesting details. It's a dream lens at a wedding, or portrait session. What it's not for: sterile, tack sharp imaging. This is essentially a portrait optic.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Expensive
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Overall 6
6.0

Good specialty lens

arthury, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: It is a specialty lens, made primarily for shooting people. It's a low contrast lens so shooting people in high contrast situations is great. Not a landscape or nature lens: color is muted and contrast is too low.
  • Pros: Bokeh Is As Promised, It Is A People Lens, Light Very Light
  • Cons: Contrast Is Not High, Focusing Speed Is Below, Sharpness Is Questionable
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Overall 10
10

A temporary lapse of reason?

Hans Wurst, B&H Photo
26 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Nope. This thing fits right in line with Nikon's outstanding 24, 35 & 85mm f1.4G lenses(IMHO). Enough said!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

A true landscape lens

Michael from Santa Monica, B&H Photo
26 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I used this lens while on a photography workshop in Yellowstone and loved the results of the images. This is the fastest lens in my bag.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

A very good, unique lens

Haruna, Amazon
19 October 2014
  • Summary: Great bokeh, works great at dim light. Some reviews mentioned there is a focus drift for this lens, I guess I'm lucky because my copy do not has that. One thing you need to know is that a lens has to either cover the sharpness or the bokeh and it is very hard to get both, so if you want a corner to corner sharpness, this lens is not the exact thing you want. It is absolutely a very good lens, just designed in a very unique way.
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Overall 10
10

Just as good as the other 1.4's

Rene Hwang photography, B&H Photo
26 September 2014
  • Excerpt: If you are thinking about buying this len, I'm sure you've been reading a ton of reviews. I know I did. Many reviews I read mentioned that this lens is not as sharp as the 85mm 1.4. With this knowledge I struggled to make the purchase. But I'm glad I did buy it. It's just as good as the other Nikon 1.4's. Before this Lens, I had 2 other lenses, Nikon 35mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.4. My subjects are mostly people and getting the eyes sharp is my top priority.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Beautiful piece of glass

Asiafish, Adorama
19 September 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

The Impossible Lens aka NOCT Killer

Noct Killer, B&H Photo
29 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Nikon's 58mm f/1.4G is a lens ahead of its time and is so misunderstood since the trend in photography seems to be leaning towards ultra sharp, boring, and clinically sterile. If you're old enough to remember using Nikon's 58 f/1.2 Noct Nikkor you will fall in love with this lens, it is that good. This lens is better than the Noct and even has autofocus.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Misunderstood, but excellent!

Noah A, B&H Photo
26 August 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens has certainly attracted a lot of controversy and negative reviews, but either I got an unusually good copy or many reviewers just don't get what this lens is all about. I've been shooting Nikon for almost 20 years and this is by far my favorite lens in the 50mm range. When used at close distances, the lens is quite sharp in the center even wide open, if you can focus accurately enough and get the subject (and photographer) not to move.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Expensive, Large
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