Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Autofocus Lens
Extended Warranty Coverage:
The 50mm prime lens has been a stalwart companion to many a photographer, as the 50mm focal range is generally thought to replicate the same field of view as seen by the eye. Many budding photographers seek to get a ''nifty fifty'' in order to use a very wide aperture and produce photos with sharp subjects and blurred, out-of-focus backgrounds.
Until the release of the subject lens, the 50mm ƒ/1.4G AF-S, Nikon had produced (and continues to produce) two AF-D, screw-driven 50mm lenses, with ƒ/1.8 and ƒ/1.4 maximum apertures. When Nikon elected to produce ''screw-less'' consumer camera bodies such as the D40, D40x and D60, owners of those cameras were marginalized by rendering these older-style lenses partially incompatible with the newer cameras; the lenses will mount, and function properly, except the camera cannot autofocus the lens.
The release of the 50mm ƒ/1.4G, with its built-in AF-S motor, fills this gap, giving Nikon owners a brand-loyal option that was filled by the Sigma 50mm ƒ/1.4 EX DG HSM. The Nikon 50mm ƒ/1.4G is full-frame compatible; mounted on a sub-frame (DX) camera body, the lens will produce an effective field of view of 75mm.
|Diaphragm Blades||9 (rounded)|
|Lens Construction||8 elements in 7 groups|
|Diagonal Angle of View(Based on image circle)||46 degrees|
|Focus Details||Silent Wave Motor (SWM), M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus)|
|Front Element Rotation||No|
|Closest Focus||0.45m / 1.5 ft.|
|Magnification Ratio||0.15x / 1:6.8|
• 52mm Front Cap
• Rear Cap
• Soft Lens Case