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Fast f/1.4 prime NIKKOR lens
Perfect for low-light conditions, general and travel photography

Ideal portrait lens on DX-format cameras
An ideal portrait lens when used on a Nikon DX-format digital SLR, approximating the angle of view similar to that of a 75mm lens on a Nikon FX-format digital SLR or a 35mm film camera

Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus

Rounded 9-blade diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements

Normal angle of view on FX-format cameras
Classic, normal angle of view when used on a Nikon FX-format digital SLR or 35mm film camera

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare

Close focusing to 1.5 feet
For extended versatility

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Nice for nighttime street photography I have found this lens to be the perfect companion for nighttime portraits of street people in Las Vegas. I use it with a D7100 and it gives me the perfect reach for finding subjects in the crowds of Fremont Street. This is the perfect FX lens to use on a DX body. It is clean, fast, and sure. If you have a DX it makes perfect sense to add this one to your collection. Now go have fun finding your subjects. June 9, 2014
Super lens I just got it, and with the f stop breadth It has boosted my creative ability. As a food wine and travel writer this lens will be my go to piece. A great value ! April 4, 2014
A brilliant, tack-sharp, butter-smooth bokeh, low-light speed demon. Bought the 35mm 1.8G DX along with my D7100, and it never leaves my bag. The 50mm 1.4G is now my go to choice when I'm chasing my toddlers around my house, running and gunning. The "keeper" rate is off the charts and I'm nailing focus 80% of the time, even with my fast-moving "targets." Sharpness, color and contrast is amazing wide-open, and has really elevated my photography to the next level, if you'll excuse the cliche. I'll probably go "full-frame" in the future, and I'm glad thus little gem will be able to make the move with me. On a side note, remember that only FX-compatible lenses will make the transition with you if you upgrade to a full frame body later. Good glass is key to producing good images, so invest wisely. March 17, 2014
Great all purpose lense This is my first FX lens. After dropping $3K on the D800E, I wanted a good portrait lens at a reasonable price. The 50mm f/1.4G has certainly exceeded my expectations for a lens in the $500 range. Auto-focus is spot on , photos are sharp and crisp, great colors and very good bokeh. At 1.4, I can take low light shots without a flash. I am very glad that I chose the 50 1.4G as my first FX lens. I highly recommend!!! Every Nikon owner should have one in their camera bag. October 19, 2013
Love it! You can focus close to you target, and it has a realy nice bokeh, it`s a great lens for a good price! August 26, 2013
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will this lens work with my D80?

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Will this lens work on a D3100?

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Will this lense fit on a D70

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Yes it will, full functions
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Both would work but the 85mm would give you more reach. Ideal lens would be the 70-200mm afs 2.8 vrII but it is costly.
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can i use this lense on any mode

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Yes you can.
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What lenses can I use with the D3100

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can i use AF-s NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 with the D3100 ?
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Yes you can use this lens. In order to autofocus you need lenses with an AF-S or AF-I designation.
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Will this lens work on my D5000 ?

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Yes, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G is fully compatible with the D5000.
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Will this lense work with my Nikon 1 J2

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I have a brand new Nikon 1 J2. Which is the best 50mm lense for this camera?
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In order to use the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G lens with Nikon 1 J2, You will need the FT-1 mount adapter.
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Pr...

Detail information about the FT-1 mount adapter can be read in the link below.
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/aci...
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Which is better for portraits, 50mm f/1.4G or 85mm f/1.8, and why?

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Depends on a few variables, FX or DX ? What type of portraiture, head shots, head And shoulders , etc
If those are my only two choices of lenses I would go with the 85mm. Too close to your subject will flatten some of the facial features. I shoot FX and use the 85 mm 1.4 and the 105 mm f/2 DC indoors and 70-200mm f/2.8 outdoors.
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Does the auto focus work on a D60?

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Yes, all AF-S lenses including the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G will auto focus with the D60.
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will this lens work with my d50

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Yes, AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G is fully compatible with D50.
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Is this Lens recommended for the D800 with the FX Format

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Am I at a disadvantage using this lens on a D800 rather than a DX Formatted Camera

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It will work on FX just fine
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will this lens work on a d70s?

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yes, fully compatible
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Will this lens auto focus on my D40?

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I think this is what I need in a gymnasium for basketball.
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Yes, the lens has a built in focus motor.
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Will this lens work with my ol' D200 ?

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any other lens recommendations for the D200?
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Yes it will.
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Will the Nikon G 50mm f:1.4 give me the full potential from the Nikon D800?

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Will the Nikon G 50mm f:1.4 give me the full potential from the Nikon d800?

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Yes it will, but you might want to look at the older AF-50mm 1.4 D (my preference)
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Simplicity, versatility, speed

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I am looking for a light, fast everyday walk-around lens for street photography, travel, scenery, people shots with my D300s. I want to just throw my camera with one simple, versatile lens on it into my bag and go out the door every morning -- to work, out with friends, wherever. Is this lens a good option for me?
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The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 G is a fast f/1.4 prime NIKKOR lens which is perfect for low-light conditions, general and travel photography. This lens is an ideal portrait lens when used on a Nikon DX-format digital SLR, approximating the angle of view similar to that of a 75mm lens on a Nikon FX-format digital SLR or a 35mm film camera. The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 G is capable of close focusing to 1.5 feet for extended versatility. The SIlent Wave Motor that is built into the lens enables fast, accurate, and quiet autofocusing.
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Compatibility with Nikon F4? Help appreciated!

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The AF-S 50mm f/1.4G is compatible with the F4. The lens will autofocus and work in Programmed and Shutter Priority, however not in Aperture and Manual exposure modes. For more limitations please see page 12 of the manual for the lens.: http://cdn-10.nikon-cdn.com/pdf/man...
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Would it work with Nikon D200?

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Yes, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G will operate with the D200. For chosing a lens with your D200, please see: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an....
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Lens Hood for DX shooting?

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Is there another lens hood, other than the SUPPLIED HB-47 Bayonet Lens Hood, that would give better flair protection, when shooting DX format? As this lens then becomes an effective 75mm lens.
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Nikon does not list any other lens hoods that could be optimized with the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G. Nikon cannot offer support or advice on third party products. You will need to get in contact with the manufacturer of the third party equipment for compatibility information with our products.
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I have a D7000. How does the AF-S 50mm 1.4G perform when recording video?

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When shooting video, prime lenses are ideal to use. They give you the ability to achieve the same shallow depth-of-field at wide open apertures for your video footage as you already get with your still photography. The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G is perfect for low-light conditions. The D7000 is equipped to help you create impressive cinematic masterpieces with Full HD 1080p and movie editing functions for exceptional scene reproduction and quality. For shooting video the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G and D7000 make an excellent pair.
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I am novice, so may be this is stupid question but still, I have 18-55, why should I buy this lense?

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AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G is the perfect for low-light conditions, general and travel photography. An ideal portrait lens when used on any Nikon DSLR. The exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus. Whether you're shooting portraits, food or nature—indoors or outdoors—the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G renders a beautiful, natural background blur (Bokeh) at its wider aperture settings. And its 50mm focal length is perfect for creating natural perspective in your photographs.
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