Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Lens

Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Lens

Product Summary


The 50mm standard f/1.4 D prime lens is a great addition to any photography tool kit. The fast f/1.4 aperture is ideally suitable for low light photography were capturing more light is the key to get a properly exposed picture. The standard focal length enables it to offer a perspective that the human eye normally sees. Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating (SIC) technology helps in reducing flares and ghosts and gives this lens unmatched performance at such wide open apertures. The f/1.4 aperture is also suitable for creating a soft bokeh when shooting portraits.

The maximum angle of view of the lens on a FX format DSLR is 46° and that on a DX format DSLR is 31°30′. The maximum reproduction ratio of the lens is 0.15x. There are 7 lens elements arranged in 6 groups. Nikon has provided multi-coating in the lens to reduce flares and color fringing. There are 7 traditional straight blades making up the lens diaphragm. The smallest aperture if f/16. The minimum focusing distance of the lens is 1.5’ or 0.45 meter. The dimensions of the lens is 2.5×1.7” (diameter x length).

The overall weight of the lens is only 230 grams making it one of the lightest 50mm primes that Nikon currently sales. At only $370 for a new one, this is also a bargain for anyone looking for a 50mm prime. The AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D has a filter thread specification of 52mm. it ships with a 52mm front lens cap and a rear lens cap for protection against dust and dirt. AF not supported by D40, D60, D3000 & D5000 cameras. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Specifications

Focal length50mm
Maximum aperturef/1.4
Minimum aperturef/16
Lens construction7 elements in 6 groups
Picture angle46° [31°30′ with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]
Closest focusing distance0.45 m/1.5 ft.
Maximum reproduction ratio1/6.8
No. of diaphragm blades7
Filter/attachment size52mm
Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)Appproximately 64.5 x 42.5 mm/2.5 x 1.7 in.
WeightApproximately 230g/8.1 oz.
Supplied accessories52mm Snap-on front lens cap


Purchase options

AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D  available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H