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High-speed normal lens.

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NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 4.9 5 15 15
GREAT Great quality lens. Ligh. Super for panorama. Very easy to use April 15, 2011
Great lens for close up and portrait. Very sharp. I have extensively used this lens over 32 years for all types of photography: landscape, travel, nature and macro (w/extension tubes), and also portrait. It is extremely sharp even at apertures wider than f/4. Shallow depth of field great for close ups in nature photos. April 15, 2011
Great all purpose lens Great light gathering capability. I have taken several shots inside buildings and at plays and concerts and have been able to avoid using the flash. (This is especially useful when there is a rule against using flash or when picture taking is frowned on) Very compact and exceptionally clear. This was my firts lens; and it stays on my camera most of the time. April 14, 2011
Incredibly sharp lens The 50mm f1.4 is incredibly sharp. In fact, it'll find every flaw in your portrait subjects. It's like filming in a juiced-up hi-def. It is very responsive and can shoot with incredible clarity in very low light. A must have if you take head shots, portraits, etc. April 14, 2011
Simply amazing I bought this lens on ebay some years ago for low light photography. Back then on the D70 I wasn't able to really appreciate this jewel. Now on the D700 I do not want to take this lens off. It's incredibly sharp, with excellent micro contrast and color rendition, and the bokeh is a dream. I particularly like the way it turns street lights at night into 14-point stars. I use it for everything from landscape / cityscape to portrait and low light photography. I also own in the 50/f1.4 AF-D and this old AIS beats the newer lens in every aspect by a save margin (except the autofocus, of course). Mechanically this lens is a marvel, too. Focus is very smooth and the entire lens is built like a tank. Once you enter the maximum aperture into the D700/D300 etc. menu, it even meters on these cameras (A and M modes). If you can work with manual focus lenses, I highly recommend this lens. January 3, 2011
Among the best. My old AIS Nikkor delivers good IQ at f/1.4, improving to very good/excellent by f/4. My 1.4 is better overall than my 50mm, f/1.8 AF lens. October 4, 2010
This lens is quite excellent This lens is awesome for potraits. The picture sharpness is incredible. Its great for kids coz of the 1.4 aperture. August 2, 2010
Great lens! This lens produces amazingly sharp photos with a great bokeh. I recommend it. It's definetly a must have and great walk-around lens. July 31, 2010
The legendary normal lens If somebody wants to shoot with an f/2.8 lens, a 28-70 AF-S zoom is great. But the f/1.4 normal lens gives you the possibility of shooting at night at 400 ISO sensitivity, and to see clearly in much darker conditions than with a zoom. Setting the correct distance is also much easier with a lens like this. The lens itself is the same optical design as its successor, the autofocus version, but the mechanical quality of a full-metal housing is superior to any AF lens. This lens is compatible with the lightmeter of the old, purely mechanical Nikons. The optical quality is quite great. Contrast is low, vignetting is visible at f/1.4, but not on a disturbing level because of the wonderful sharpness. But from f/2 the quality is already great, vignetting disappears around f/8. With a D700, no difference is visible between the 50mm f/1.8 AF and this lens - and the f/1.8 lens is legendary for its sharpness. July 30, 2010
Great bokeh! I'm loving it so far! Compared to 50mm 1.8, I would say 1.8 is a little sharper for me, other than that, It's an awesome lens! April 14, 2011
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Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D7000?

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Yes I've been using it on my D7000 for a couple of weeks now and it works perfectly.
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works well with this lens
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Sure, the D7000 can use "AI" series Nikkor lenses including this one.
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does this lens go with nikon d-60?

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I wouldn't use this lens because it does not meter on the D60.
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It works only in manual focus mode.
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Lens compatiable

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Is this lens compatiable with the D5000
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Here's a great article that explains which NIKKOR lenses are compatible with which types of Nikon cameras: http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-E...
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Yes it is compatable but will be manual focus only.
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Which hood can I use for this lens?

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Nikon HS-9 snap on metal or HR-1 rubber hood.
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This lens doesn't use a hood.
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does it work on a nikon d90?

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Where can I get an optical layout drawing of this lens that shows the ray traces, back working distance, f-stop location and f-stop diameter.

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I need to get an optical layout drawing of this lens that shows the ray traces, back working distance, field stop location and field stop diameter.
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Unfortunately Nikon does not currently have that information for available for the manual focus Nikkor 50mm 1.4D lens. The available technical specifications for this lens can be found by clicking on the "Tech Specs" tab on the following page:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Pr...
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Will this lens work on a Nikon D3000?

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Yes it is, it is a manual focus lens.
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Discouraging sounds

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Hi!
I have an old Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens attached to my new D7000.
It makes a rather uncomfortable sound when shooting photos. (I wanted to attach a video but couldn't record the sound properly.) I tried attaching other old lenses and they sound just fine.
Also, shooting with this lens causes unusual vibrations in the lens. It feels almost as if the lens has a mirror of its own. (These vibrations and sound do not occur when the lens is attached to an old Nikon FE body).
The lens hasn't been used for quite some time, surely more than 15 years.

Is this normal? I am afraid to shoot with the lens because I'm scared it might damage the camera.
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Please contact Nikon support in Croatia for assistance with your issue.
http://www.nikon.com/network/europe...
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does it work with nikon D5100?

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Ive been trying it with my nikon D5100 on manual mode but the it does not indicate the F--....( F 1.4) ON THE SCREEN!! and image is black ..the integrated flash doesnt work with it. i need help please
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You need to set the aperture ring on the lens to F/16 and adjust the aperture with the camera.
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It came with a second hand FM. It may be at least 30 years old.
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Dust is common inside a lens and can be ignored.
Fungus can be a problem . take the lens to a camera shop and let them take a look.
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