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A low-light powerhouse that shines in nearly any situation.

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Go beyond the ordinary with the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G, a lens designed to excel in low-light and nighttime applications but with characteristics you'll enjoy for so much more. Its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture produces outstanding evenly lit images with edge-to-edge sharpness—virtually no sagittal coma or light falloff. Its unique design and rounded 9-blade diaphragm produce stunning bokeh and depth of field control from f/1.4 to infinity—equally useful in daytime portraits and nighttime cityscapes. Whether you're shooting photos or HD video, FX or DX-format, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G offers thrilling new capabilities and inspiration.
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Low light photo of a cityscape shot with the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens

Outstanding low-light photos and videos

Virtually no sagittal coma flare or light falloff

When shooting photos or video in low light—especially at night—you often want your lens aperture wide open. With many lenses, though, shooting at maximum aperture can cause a slight distortion at the edge of your frame—points of light render as diamond-shaped flares. The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G is specially designed to combat this distortion while providing even brightness across the frame. Capture sharp, evenly lit photos and videos, edge to edge.
Portrait of a woman shot at night showing bokeh in the background using the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens

Natural depth of field, beautiful bokeh

9 rounded-blade aperture for excellent bokeh control

The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G adds a dramatic sense of depth to your compositions—both at short distances as well as long-distance landscapes. When shooting stills of a close subject, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G can achieve beautiful bokeh with soft, natural edges that diminishes smoothly away from your focal point. When recording HD video, use these outstanding bokeh characteristics for interesting smooth focusing transitions and drawing attention to your subject.
Portrait of a woman looking off camera, shot with the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens

Flattering, versatile perspective

Versatile 58mm focal length

Paying homage to the acclaimed Noct Nikkor 58mm f/1.2, the 58mm focal length falls in the sweet spot between a standard lens (50mm) and a medium telephoto lens (85mm). On an FX-format D-SLR, it offers a natural perspective with just enough telephoto characteristic to exaggerate depth of field. On a DX-format D-SLR, its 87mm equivalent perspective is ideal for portraits and other medium telephoto uses.
Nano Crystal Coat
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.
Aspherical Lens
Aspherical Lens
A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.
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.
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Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
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A Special Lens Even though I'm writing this review having received my new 58mm 1.4G less than 48 hours ago, I did have the opportunity to shoot with it already for a couple of hours yesterday using both my D4 and D800E bodies. During this relatively brief period, I've already sensed that this is a special lens. The magic comes in the beautiful out-of-focus rendering (bokeh), and I suspect this feature will become the hallmark of this lens. I own several other high end Nikkor lenses, to include new models and older classics, and thus far I feel that this new 58mm will rank with the best of them. In addition to very pleasant bokeh characteristics, the overall image quality provided by this lens is first rate as well. It is sharp (even wide open), displays very pleasing colors, great contrast, and very good micro-contrast. I would have provided more image samples, but at the time of this review the upload utility on the site was 'finicky' and I had to make several attempts to just get the one image loaded. I think this this new 58mm lens will be spending a great deal of time attached to my D4! November 3, 2013
Top Notch Noct Nikkor Lens ! Just received mine, took some 200 shots, compared to my beloved Noct Nikkor 58mm 1.2, and can tell you the new lens over delivers on my D800E across the board. Better focus, better micro contrast, OOF is as good as it gets, and autofocus is a plus on a camera that is not as well fitted as the D700 for manual focus. Am loving mine, and think was great decision making on the Nikon people to launch this one ! November 3, 2013
Amazing Performance! I am in the process of replacing my 100% use of the "dream team" (2.8) zoom lenses with prime lenses and when I saw that Nikon was coming out with a 58MM, I wanted to get one. That said, I was kind of nervous spending that kind of money on a lens that was not reviewed heavily by my photo idols. In any case, I just took delivery of my 58MM f/1.4G lens so I had to take it out for a quick spin on my D800E. I am extremely pleased with the performance. The Bokeh is like butter. The lens is truly sharp from edge to edge. The focus is fast, like lightening fast. This lens manufactures light. I know it is a lot of money to spend and there are other great lenses out there from Nikon, but so far, this appears to be one worth spending the money on. November 2, 2013
Very Pleased With It I've been using it on my D800 for about 2 weeks, 500+ photos. The reason I chose it was that I shot 85%+ of the photos in this focal range in the past two years. The 50mm/1.4g just doesn't have the perfect bokeh. The low light photos from the 58mm are noticeably clearer than those from the 50mm; the bokeh is noticeably smoother than the 50mm. The color-rendering is much better. It handles portraitures a bit more conveniently than the 50mm. As long as the photos are precisely focused, they are just stunning. In general, I am very satisfied with it. Actually I wanted to give it 4.5 stars. The reason - I have to put in a +12 AF fine tune on the camera. The value for my 50/1.4g is only +2. If your copy is not tack-sharp, try the AF fine tune on the camera first. If your camera body can't do AF fine tune, you better figure out how to fine-tune the lens before making the purchase. November 26, 2013
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D4 and D800 firmware to support the new 58mm 1.4

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Is there a new firmware for D4 and D800 that supports the new 58mm lens?
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The current Distortion Control Data firmware (Version 1.009) does not support the Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G. In the Shooting Menu of the camera, "Auto Distortion Control" will be grayed out.
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You do not need a firmware update to use the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens on a D4 or D800. The lens is supported by the current firmware on Nikon DSLS's
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When will this be shipping?

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The full press release information for the New AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens is in the link below.
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/About-Ni...
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Does this lens have a DC built in (defocus control) that it gives such pleasant bokeh?

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The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G does not have defocus control. DC lenses would be indicated by displaying DC in their name. Depth of field is defined as "the zone of acceptable sharpness in front of and behind the subject on which the lens is focused." Simply put: how sharp or blurry is the area behind your subject. Here's the equation: The lower the f/stop—the larger the opening in the lens—the less depth of field—the blurrier the background. The higher the f/stop—the smaller the opening in the lens—the greater the depth of field—the sharper the background. To achieve bokeh in an image, you need to use a fast lens—the faster the better. You’ll want to use a lens with at least an f/2.8 aperture, with faster apertures of f/2, f/1.8 or f/1.4 being ideal. The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G, a lens designed to excel in low-light and nighttime applications but with characteristics you'll enjoy for so much more. Its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture produces outstanding evenly lit images with edge-to-edge sharpness—virtually no sagittal coma or light falloff. Its unique design and rounded 9-blade diaphragm produce stunning bokeh and depth of field control from f/1.4 to infinity.
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