Nikon lens review – Nikon AF-S 50mm F1.4 G

Nikon AF-S 50mm F1.4 G

Nikon lens review – Nikon AF-S 50mm F1.4 G

To see the world from a different view, one needs the right lens. The world of camera lens is vast, so it can be a tough decision to get the lens that describes you best.

Making a wrong choice is easy enough that is why it is crucial to judge the product before purchasing it. Well, let’s have a look at what Nikon AF-S 50mm F1.4 G lens offers.

You can expect exceptional image quality and edge-to-edge sharpness paired with high contrast from this contemporary lens by Nikon. It is excellent for portrait photography and video recording, as its high-quality lens can produce tack-sharp images and can easily conquer low light environments.

If you want an ultra-fast lens that provides you with superior color reproduction and standard angle of view then Nikon AF-S 50mm F1.4 is perfect for you

Product overview

Nikon AF-S 50mm F1.4 G

This beauty by Nikon can capture even minute details and can capture tack-sharp portraits anywhere. It has a Super Integrated Coating which enhances light transmission efficiency resulting in superior color consistency and reduced flare.

Its Aspherical Lens Element can virtually eliminate coma and other kinds of aberration producing some of the most detailed images we have ever seen.

Pairing that with its Silent Wave Motor you will have accurate, quiet, fast, and reliable autofocus performance together with the ability to override focus manually. The close focusing to 1.5 feet extends versatility and produces edge-to-edge sharpness.

As its front element does not rotate and the barrel also remains at the same length, it allows the use of angle-critical attachments.

This is the feature which is advantageous for shooting close-ups. Its unique nine-bladed iris diaphragm and a maximum aperture of f/1.4 leads to a remarkably smooth background blur within a comfortable working distance leading to a more natural response and remarkable Bokeh.

This is why it is an ideal lens for portraits as subjects can be easily isolated from the backgrounds giving it a dramatic composition.

The fast aperture of f1.4 also helps achieve shallow depth-of-field effects and a larger blur-circle which enables you to work in low light.

The f1.4 lens can gather 16 times more light than f5.6 when zoomed-in. So focusing with this lens in very low-light can be pretty amazing: It can nail focus without a hunt or even a stutter.

If it is used with an FX DSLR, it can render a perspective that matches the human eye which is utterly life-like. When used with a DX DSLR, its lens acts like a 75mm portrait lens which leads to the subject filling the frame.

It has multiple focusing modes which allow you to quickly switch from automatic to manual with no time lag time in between providing you with consistent output.

It is durable, lightweight, and has a rugged and robust construction which makes it is perfect for daily use and travel.

It can be used for multiple purposes like Landscape photography, Macro photography, in a Low light environment, Night photography, Portrait, Special effects, Video, Action Photography, Weddings, Wildlife and much more.

That is why it is a must-have for both professionals and enthusiasts.

Product specifications

Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet
Aperture Maximum f/1.4

Minimum f/16

Motor AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Focal length 50mm
Lens element and lens group 8 elements and 7 groups
Picture angle 46°
Minimum focusing distance 1.5 ft. (0.45m)
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.15x
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Compatible Formats FX, , FX in DX Crop Mode, DX, 35mm Film
Focus Mode Auto


Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
Filter size 58mm
Approximate dimensions: Diameter x length 73.5mm (2.9 inches) × 54 mm (2.1 inches)
Weight Approximately 9.9 oz./ 280 grams

What’s in the box?

1 x Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Len

1 x Snap-On front LC-58 lens cap 58mm

1 x LF-1Rear lens cap

1 x Bayonet hood HB-47

1 x CL-1013 Flexible and Soft Lens Case


– Smooth, and quiet AF operation

– Well-balanced design

– Natural blur effect

– Good image quality

– Small and light

– Weather sealing

– Ultra fast,

– Value for money.

– Small and lightweight


– The lens is not zoom-able

– Unable to provide close-up versatility

– No image stabilization.

– Slight nervousness in background

Thank you for taking out your reading so far. For me, this lens was a perfect choice, and I would recommend it to those who want value for their money.

I would rate it 5/5 as it was up to the mark in all aspects as it provided me with superb corner to corner sharpness and excellent Bokeh.

The best of all thing is that it is affordable – less than £150 on eBay – and is accessible even for beginners. Hopefully, this product description will help you make the right choice. Kindly do provide us with your comments and feedback.

Have a nice time clicking your life through pictures!

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