Loading

Ultra-fast f/1.4 prime lens for exquisite sharpness and bokeh

With outstanding NIKKOR optics and an ultra-fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D delivers superb resolution and color reproduction and a classic 50mm angle of view. Its manual aperture control ring enables smooth adjustments during Live View shooting. Fast enough for shooting in just about any light, it’s an ideal walk-around (multi-purpose) lens for photography and HD video recording.
Super Integrated Coating

Beautiful background blur

Achieve more natural depth of field

Nothing quite isolates and captures the subject of a portrait like a lens that is capable of achieving spectacular background blur (bokeh). When you need to isolate your subject from its background—whether shooting stills or HD videos—the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D renders a beautiful, natural background blur at its wider aperture settings. Manual control of that aperture means you can make smooth adjustments, even during Live View shooting.

The beauty is in the details

Fast enough for shooting in any light

Shooting with only available light can prove challenging, but the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D is fast enough for nearly any type of light. Its f/1.4 maximum aperture and outstanding NIKKOR optics broaden your range of shooting opportunities. Create images you never thought possible.
Super Integrated Coating
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D 4.7 5 52 52
Excellent portrait lens on FX or DX I purchased this lens when I had my D80. It stuck with me on my D7000, and my D600. It's an excellent lens to use for portraits because you can really isolate your subject from the background. The low light capabilities are great, and auto focus in dark locations is much better than 3rd party lens manufacturers. I highly recommend this lens for individuals who really want to get creative with depth of field and have a solid workhorse for walking around. September 4, 2013
Glass came from HEAVEN.! I bought this lens two weeks ago, have done two shoots with it at 1.4 in daylight & artificial light as well. I can proudly say that the D.O.F you get from this lens, DOESN'T COMPARE WITH ALL THE OTHERS OUT THERE. Reason? 1. "TACT SHARP QUALITY/FOCUSING", 2. "SOFT, CREAMY D.O.F", 3. "IDEAL/PERFECT CHOICE FOR D-MOVIES". I own a D800, Its ISO RANGE and the MAXIMUM APPERTURE of this lens, its just PHENOMENOL. Really LIGHT WEIGHT and HANDY, its like im holding A MILLION DOLLAR BILL. :) June 15, 2013
Wow for Portraits This is real a fast and easy lens for natural light portrait photos even in very low light conditions. Bokeh is exquisite even on a DX body. Look forward to using this lens on a FX camera when i have one. March 13, 2013
Fantastic lens! Great color and sharpness Supurb performance at 1.4f and up Auto focus is fast, manual focus smooth and quick I wouldn't trade it for a G lens, at any time. The only competition this 50mm lens would have is the Nikon 1.2f manual, 50mm. April 14, 2012
Now I´ll nevver need another lens Great lens for many kind off shoots. Will recomand you to have it with you anytime when you leave for a shoot. February 22, 2012
Page: 2 3
next>>
45 Questions | 63 Answers

Product Q&A

Ask your questions. Share your answers.

 
 
Clear Search
 
 
45 Questions | 63 Answers
All Questions
Page: 2 3
next>>
Sort by:
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
 
4 Answers

Is this lens compatible with the l810?

Jan 28, 2013 by
-1point
0out of 1found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful1
1 year, 6 months ago
by
Carly
4 Answers

Answers

0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Answer: 
No the lens cannot be changed on the L810
Jan 29, 2013 by
by
JoeR

0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Answer: 
No, L810 is a fixed lens camera.
Jan 29, 2013 by
by
KeithD

0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Answer: 
No L810 has a fixed lens that cannot be changed.
Jan 28, 2013 by
by
JoeR

0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Answer: 
No.Coolpix L810 is a point and shoot camera. The lens on the L810 cannot be remove. This lens is for Nikon DSLR cameras.
Jan 28, 2013 by
by
Anonymous
1 person is following this questionFollow This Question
+2points
3out of 4found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful3unhelpful1
3 years, 3 months ago by
by
Rayan
3 Answers

Answers

0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Answer: 
No. The 50 f1.8D is just as sharp and the slight difference in aperture is not even noticeable.

I initially purchased a 50 f1.4D and then tried a friend's f1.8. I ran back to the store and exchanged my 50 f1.4D for the 50 f1.8D. They're almost the same lens!
Aug 18, 2013 by
by
MichaelAH
NYC
Location : 
NYC
Age: 25-34
Experience: More than a year
Role: Professional photographer

0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Answer: 
stick to the 50mm 1.8D.
May 1, 2011 by
by
AndrsK

0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Answer: 
The 50mm 1.8 was just released that lens in my opinion is terrible.
Apr 30, 2011 by
by
DinoS
1 person is following this questionFollow This Question
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
 
3 Answers

Is this lens compatible with the D80? And will the autofocus work with it?

Mar 14, 2012 by
by
Bob
Florida
+3points
3out of 3found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful3unhelpful0
2 years, 5 months ago by
by
Bob
Florida
Location : 
Florida
Age: 45-54
Favorite Subject: Portrait
Nikon Family: 6-10 years
Experience: More than a year
Role: Occasional user, memory keeper
3 Answers

Answers

0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Answer: 
Yes it is fully compatible including autofocus of course which works fine
Mar 14, 2012 by
by
Nabfro
Egypt
Location : 
Egypt
Age: 55-65
Favorite Subject: Nature
Nikon Family: 11-20 years
Experience: Less than a month
Role: Semi-professional photographer

+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0
Answer: 
Yes. This lens is completely compatible with the D80. Autofocus and exposure both work very well. Unlike the AFS version, you must flip a switch to go into manual focus with this lens. On the other hand, (at least on a D3S) I found this lens to focus faster than the AFS version. I have used this lens on a D80 and it is great.
Mar 14, 2012 by
by
PhotoGeek
Napa, CA
Location : 
Napa, CA
Age: 55-65
Favorite Subject: Nature
Nikon Family: 21+ years
Experience: Less than a month
Role: Serious passion, hobbyist

+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0
Answer: 
Yes. The D80 has a built in focusing motor.
Mar 14, 2012 by
by
CuritibaBrasil
Curitiba, Brazil.
Location : 
Curitiba, Brazil.
Age: 35-44
Favorite Subject: Family & Friends
Nikon Family: 21+ years
Experience: Less than a month
Role: Semi-professional photographer
1 person is following this questionFollow This Question
Has staff answer
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
 
2 Answers

Is this lens compatible with the D3000?

Mar 3, 2011 by
Has staff answer
+2points
2out of 2found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0
Will this lens work with the D3000? WIll it auto-focus?

Thank you.
3 years, 5 months ago by
by
Ex
FL
Location : 
FL
Age: 25-34
Favorite Subject: Family & Friends
Nikon Family: 0-1 years
Experience: 3-6 months
Role: Serious passion, hobbyist
2 Answers

Answers

+5points
5out of 5found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful5unhelpful0
Answer: 
On D3000 you can use this lens only in manual focus mode,
but AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G will support your D3000 in auto focus, because it have internal Silent Wave Motor (SWM).
Auto focus on D3000 works with all Nikkor lenses, which started from "AF-S NIKKOR ... or
"AF-I NIKKOR

Goodluck
Mar 11, 2011 by
by
Yevgen
Watertown, MA, 02472
Location : 
Watertown, MA, 02472
Age: 55-65
Favorite Subject: Sports
Nikon Family: 21+ years
Experience: More than a year
Role: Professional photographer

+3points
3out of 3found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful3unhelpful0
Answer: 
If you want to use this lens on a D3000 you will have to achieve focus manually since the camera body doesn’t have the internal motor for AF.
Mar 9, 2011 by
by
NikonStaff
1 person is following this questionFollow This Question
Has staff answer
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
 
2 Answers

Is this lens compatible with d40?

Mar 23, 2011 by
by
Anonymous
Has staff answer
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
3 years, 5 months ago by
by
Anonymous
2 Answers

Answers

0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Answer: 
You can use this lens but it will not have the AF for the D40 or D40x. In order to get the AF, you will need to get lens with (G).
 
Products related to my answer
 
Apr 14, 2011 by
by
MDCSF
San Francisco

+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0
Answer: 
Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as the D40 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.

You may want to try the AF-S version of this lens.
 
Products related to my answer
 
Mar 23, 2011 by
by
NikonStaff
1 person is following this questionFollow This Question
Has staff answer
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
 
2 Answers

With this lens i will have to stand away how many feet from the subject to take a protrait photograph?

Apr 29, 2011 by
by
Rayan
Bangladesh
Has staff answer
+3points
3out of 3found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful3unhelpful0
3 years, 3 months ago by
by
Rayan
Bangladesh
2 Answers

Answers

+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0
Answer: 
Depends on whether you want full body, head and shoulders or body parts, its up to you how close you want to get so nobody can really give you a definative answer.
Apr 29, 2011 by
by
KeithD

+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0
Answer: 
The Minimum Focus Distance is 1.5ft.
Apr 29, 2011 by
by
NikonStaff
1 person is following this questionFollow This Question
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
 
2 Answers

Compatible with D5100?

Jan 5, 2012 by
by
Anonymous
0points
1out of 2found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful1
2 years, 7 months ago by
by
Anonymous
2 Answers

Answers

+5points
5out of 5found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful5unhelpful0
Answer: 
Because the D5100 lacks an AF motor? Instead, should I look at the AF-S 50mm f/1.4G?
Jan 6, 2012 by
by
Anonymous

+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0
Answer: 
Will not auto focus
Jan 5, 2012 by
by
JoeR
1 person is following this questionFollow This Question
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
 
2 Answers

Will this lens be perfect for the D7000 blured background?

Apr 1, 2012 by
by
Anonymous
Texas, USA
+1point
1out of 1found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0
2 years, 4 months ago by
by
Anonymous
Texas, USA
Location : 
Texas, USA
Age: 35-44
Favorite Subject: Portrait
Nikon Family: 0-1 years
Experience: 3-6 months
Role: Just getting started with photography
2 Answers

Answers

+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0
Answer: 
It is a good lens and as Joe says creates nice bokeh. You have to be very careful though when using a lens like this with a low aperture, as it is easy to not get the focus not quite correct when focusing (for portrait mostly focus on the eyes) and this can ruin a photo.
Apr 5, 2012 by
by
Anonymous

0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Answer: 
Yes, when used correctly it produces a very nice bokeh.
Apr 2, 2012 by
by
JoeR
1 person is following this questionFollow This Question
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
 
2 Answers

Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D60?

Jan 2, 2013 by
by
Anonymous
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
1 year, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
2 Answers

Answers

0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Answer: 
Yes, but if you need AutoFocus you'll need to get the 50 f1.4G.

It won't autofocus on your body.
Aug 18, 2013 by
by
MichaelAH
NYC
Location : 
NYC
Age: 25-34
Experience: More than a year
Role: Professional photographer

0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Answer: 
It will work but manual focus only, neither the camera or lens have built in focus motors.
Jan 2, 2013 by
by
JoeR
1 person is following this questionFollow This Question
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
 
2 Answers

Can I use this lens with my d800 and have all functions work, Nikon 1902 50MM F/1.4D

Aug 7, 2013 by
by
Davei
Edgewater Park, NJ, USA
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
1 year ago
by
Davei
Edgewater Park, NJ, USA
Location : 
Edgewater Park, NJ, USA
Age: Over 65
Favorite Subject: Sports
Nikon Family: 21+ years
Experience: More than 10 years
Role: Serious passion, hobbyist
2 Answers

Answers

0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Answer: 
Yes, I am a pro shooter and have a D800; you get full functionality.

As is noted, there is no need to use the aperture ring, all controls (except of course manual focus) are made from the camera.
Aug 18, 2013 by
by
MichaelAH
NYC
Location : 
NYC
Age: 25-34
Experience: More than a year
Role: Professional photographer

0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
Answer: 
Yes you will have full functions, except aperture is controlled by the camera. Leave aperture ring set at f/16.
Aug 7, 2013 by
by
JoeR
1 person is following this questionFollow This Question
Page: 2 3
next>>
Page: 2 3
next>>

Product Registration

Registering your Nikon product allows us to send you (with your permission) important updates, service information and helpful hints, and it makes it easier should you ever need to call in for help.
Register your product online now.

Nikon Answers Site

We store all resolved problems in our solution database. If you can’t find a relevant answer, feel free to submit a question to our technical support team.
View Questions & Answers