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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

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G 4.6 5 98 98
Excellent and Bright Interior Lens I use the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens to photograph famous paintings around the world in dimly lit museums. This lens provides excellent resolution, even at f/1.4, with little distortion. Below is a photo of Vincent van Gogh's "The Mulberry Tree" that hangs in the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California. I used a Nikon D700 camera body, a shutter speed of 1/200 of a second, an aperture of f/1.4, an ISO of 1000, Tungsten White Balance, and Center Weighted Metering. November 15, 2014
Amazing lens for daytime or evening on the town Sharp, fast focussing, excellent low light performance, perfect on my D4 and D810, no worries about tripods and flashes! November 3, 2014
Love it for indoor basketball Purchased this lens because it's a great prime lens / focal length for general purpose use and specifically to improve results for indoor basketball under challenging / artificial lighting conditions. Score! Other lenses have come and gone but this one stays in the bag. 50mm / FX is "right" for a lot of situations -- so everyone should have at least one -- and this is a fundamentally very good performer for the price point -- stills and video... Nikon covered the bases nicely here. The photos are beautiful. Build quality is A OK in my book. If you need a Nikon 50mm for FX you won't be disappointed with this one. Spending 3x as much will not produce better results for 99% of us. Improve your technique instead and pocket the money. Camera bodies will come and go. Glass holds value. This particular lens will always have a place in the bag. October 4, 2014
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
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Would this lens work with my nikon D90

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yes it will
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Yes the D90 can use any AF-S lens as well as AF lenses. Focus is faster on AF-S.
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Yes it will. And it's a great lens.
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Yes it will work.
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Yes it will.
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Is it 75mm on DX format?

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I heard that when this baby is mounted on DX-format body, it wil provide the 75mm instead of 50mm (for FX-format). is it true, guys?
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I'm not pretty sure if the 35mm DX will have the 52.5mm in a DX camera. Since it's a DX lens, 35mm will stay 35mm when mounted in a DX format camera.
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Thank you very much for answer! It helps a lot ^^
Now I'm still a beginner so i think I will stick with DX format for couple years before getting myself a better body
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No, the reason the image is cropped because the sensor in a DX camera is smaller than an that of a FX camera (35mm) and overall has a much narrower angle of view at the same focal length. All APS-C cameras have this problem (canon crops to 1.6x with most of their DSLR cameras).

If you where using a FX camera, with a DX lens you can set the camera to use the DX lens but because of the size of the sensor you get around half the MP because not all the sensor is being used.

If you want to shoot at 50mm, I would suggest getting the 35mm 1.8G DX which is the equivalent of 52.5mm lens.
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So It will automatically display FX in DX crop mode right? Is there is anyway to fix this, for I would like to shoot photo with normal view angle of 50mm.
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Nikon DX cameras have a crop of 1.5x. So the 50mm does become the equivalent of a 75mm lens.
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AF-S 50mm f/1.4 and AF-S 50mm f/1.8

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Which is the best to buy among the AF-S 50mm f/1.4 and the recent AF-S 50mm f/1.8 as theresn't much difference among the two.. ?
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The 50mm is a lens you must have in your camera bag; it's the most common to use and the best to learn photography; the 1.4 allows to gather more light in a darker scene than the 50mm 1.8, but this doesn't make it perfect; for example, if you take pictures of a group of people, (with the 50mm 1.4) and those people are some in front and some behind in the group, you'll be surprised how sharp this lens is; in this picture, you'd see some people's face will appear a bit 'softer' (like those people in the back of the group) and some perfectly focus (those people standing in the front of the group); a little distance between the people (your subject) does make a difference; if you can afford it, get both; or you may rent these lenses and then decide which one(s) you want to invest your money in. Both lenses allow you to be creative; how you develop your style of 'managing the light' is up to you.
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When I bought my 50MM 1.4G, I also researched the topic of what is the difference.
The most common answers I was finding was a more consistant output and no color loss in which was experienced with the 50MM 1.8. Hope this helps
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If you have the money, I would defintely go for the AF-S 50mm f/1.4. I've had both and the f/1.4 definitely delivers way more. I don't have to edit the pictures it takes at all, each photo taken is spectacular.
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You can go to our website and use the comparison tools to see the specifications of the lenses side by side.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
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will it work on D40x and d700?

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Yes, I have both cameras and works perfect.
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not the fastest to focus but not bad, will work auto with both..
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Yes will work on both.
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This is normal, because in an auto mode it's more likely to have an 1/60 and an 2.8 depending on the illumination. So try to use it in semi or manual modes :)
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You didn't give in enought info but it sounds like you are testing the lens at a low light conduction (may be indoor?) and the
camera had gone in to a flash mode when you try you lens out.
When the Flash is on on the camera the camera try to contro the brightness of the photo by controing how much flash power it will user rather then contro the shutter speed and aperture
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Don't know what camera you are using. But it sounds like you are testing it in low light (maybe indoor?) and the camera have switch you flash light on. Try to close the flash light and try again
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Because it' a great lens and popular and pros use them. It's the less expensive version of 24-70mm f2.8. Moreover, it's fast and great in low light.

This lens is highly sought by many photographers and they can never be in the store too long. Selling like hot cakes, first come first serve. If you see one, go get it, you'll not regret our purchase.
Apr 14, 2011 by
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Well lets see. 1) It's super popular. 2) Terrible things have happened in Japan.
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going to buy a d700 and want to pick up a few lenses. is the 50mm 1.4g or 1.4d a better lens for this camera?

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I use this with the D700. The g has two benefits.
1. It has the latest optics enhancements
2. It has the g's M/A focus. This allows you to press the button to autofocus, but then correct the focus manually without switching to manual on the camera. This is a huge time saver and will frequently help you capture that fleeting shot when the focus needs to be somewhere other than the autofocus thinks it should be.
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D-type AF-Nikkor lenses relay subject-to-camera distance information to Nikon SLR cameras that feature 3D Color Matrix Metering, 3D Matrix Metering, and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash.
G: The lens has no aperture control ring and is designed to be used with cameras that allow setting the aperture from the camera body. G lenses also provide Distance information to the camera.
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If I do order this lens, what else will I get besides the lens?

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Do I get the lens front and rear cover? Do I get the lens hood or the filter? what do I get along with it ? Just making sure so that I don't buy two of it .

Thanks a lot.
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You get the front and rear covers and a lens hood. No filter
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Supplied Accessories
HB-47 Bayonet Lens Hood
LC-58 Snap-On Front Lens Cap
LF-1 Rear Lens Cap
CL-1013 Soft Case
*Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area.
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Would this lens work with D5000?

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Does it work with D5000 with full auto focus?
 
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Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the D5000.
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Will this work with D7000? which is more preferable ? 35mm or 50mm?

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I suggest you to go to different galleries and check what and when ppl use for different situations. 50mm on D7000 (DX) is the same as 75mm on FX (full frame). That makes it practically great portrait lens.
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Pretty much all Nikkor lenses will work on the D7000 as it has a internal focus motor. Quality wise, I would definitely say the 50mm 1.4G is better than the 35mm 1.8G DX. Also you should consider the 50mm 1.8G instead of the 1.4G. as it is cheaper and in most ways just as good.
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