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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
9.2 out of 10

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G

50mm single-focal-length lens with normal picture angle. AF-S Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G

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Overall 4
4.0

Not an awesome lens

Nima, B&H Photo
25 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Barrel distortion makes it one of the worst lenses for portrait on DX camera. The main purpose of this lens for a DX camera is taking portraits, however 'barrel deformity' makes it useless! But, it is good in low light situation and somehow a fast lens. Nikon should do a better job about its 50 mm lenses. After purchasing this lens I found out why Nikon shares' rate is becoming more and more anemic.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 4
4.0

Mediocre At Best

Mug's Pics, Adorama
15 January 2014
  • Excerpt: After reading many good reviews here and elsewhere on the web, I purchased this lens for use on my D800E. While I was not expecting the performance to be flawless, I was expecting this product to perform much better than it did. My main complaint is this, even after calibrating the lens, from f/1.4 to f/1.8 the focus is quite soft, but usable in a few situations; from f/2 to f/2.8 the images are unusable (at least for me) and focus is very inconsistent accross the lens;...
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Mug's Pics, Adorama
15 January 2014
  • Excerpt: After reading many good reviews here and elsewhere on the web, I purchased this lens for use on my D800E. While I was not expecting the performance to be flawless, I was expecting this product to perform much better than it did. My main complaint is this, even after calibrating the lens, from f/1.4 to f/1.8 the focus is quite soft, but usable in a few situations; from f/2 to f/2.8 the images are unusable (at least for me) and focus is very inconsistent accross the lens;...
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Overall 4
4.0

Inferior to the Nikon 1.8g that is 1/2 the price

BookLovingGal, Amazon
25 August 2013
  • Summary: I own the Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens and thought it would be awesome to have the 1.4 version of my beloved prime lens, especially since I shoot a lot indoors. I was surprised that the Nikon 50mm 1.4g was inferior in pretty much all ways to my 1.8! It's much slower to focus, and wide open (apertures wider than 2.8) the images were very soft.
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Overall 4
4.0

why did i buy

pennywise, Adorama
30 March 2013
  • Excerpt: i hate this lens on my d800. the distortion is terrible. it's so bad it can't be completely corrected in photoshop. and why should i have to correct it anyway? it's about the same distortion as my old canon 24-105 had at 24 mm.and it shoots out of focus a lot. maybe i got a bad copy?i hate wasting money. i'll end up selling this and taking a 200$ loss.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

pennywise, Adorama
30 March 2013
  • Excerpt: i hate this lens on my d800. the distortion is terrible. it's so bad it can't be completely corrected in photoshop. and why should i have to correct it anyway? it's about the same distortion as my old canon 24-105 had at 24 mm. and it shoots out of focus a lot. maybe i got a bad copy? i hate wasting money. i'll end up selling this and taking a 200$ loss.
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Overall 4
4.0

Soft Focus?

Nik, Adorama
5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I believe the focus is off on this lens. I need to calibrate it with my camera to verify, but if not corrected, I will be returning.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Nik, Adorama
5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I believe the focus is off on this lens. I need to calibrate it with my camera to verify, but if not corrected, I will be returning.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

MDP, Adorama
7 May 2012
  • Excerpt: This is the GRAY MARKET version of this lens. I got this lens and didn't realize that Nikon will not repair it or honor warranties. After 2 years (short in lens years) the Autofocus went out. Not cool. And I couldn't get it repaired. I switched to a US version of the 50 1.4G and love it, and have it cleaned and calibrated from Nikon with no issues. Other then the fact that this is the gray market version, this is a fantastic lens. I highly recommend it to everyone.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G is much better

Jim C, B&H Photo
22 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens with the expectation it would be a 'longer' version of the Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G. I run my lenses wide open, and at f/1.4, this lens is not very sharp. I wouldn't go so far as to call it blurry, but the focus is very soft. You have to step it down to f/2 or higher to get it sharp. I would highly recommend the Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G (aspherical) over this lens at half the price and half the weight.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Slow Focus
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