Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens - Black

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens: Suitable for professional and amateur photographers, this is a great lens for travel, events, portraits and general purpose photography. Capture clear images in dim lighting without a flash with the wide-open aperture. Switch seamlessly from automatic to fine manual focusing so you can ensure every detail is spot on.

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What's Included


  • Bayonet lens hood (HB-47), soft case (CL-1013)
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens
  • Owner's manual
  • Snap-on front lens cap (LC-58), rear lens cap (LF-1)

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (172 out of 177)

Features


Compatible with a variety of Nikon DSLR cameras

Works with any Nikon DX or FX-format DSLR camera with an F-bayonet mount.

Standard lens for general purpose use

Approximates an angle of view similar to a 35mm film camera. An ideal portrait lens when used on a Nikon DX-format DSLR.

50mm focal length

A versatile focal length for capturing crystal clear shots throughout a variety of shooting situations.

f/1.4 maximum aperture

For optimal light gathering capacity, resulting in clear, highly detailed images.

Advanced lens coating for improved optics

Super integrated coating increases color consistency and reduces flare.

Silent wave motor ensures smooth, precise focusing

Utilizes ultrasound vibrations to focus the lens, resulting in smooth, silent and precise autofocusing.

M/A focusing mode

Allows you to switch from manual to automatic with virtually no lag time, by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.

1.5' minimum focusing distance

Accommodates 58mm filters

Accessories included

Comes with front and rear lens caps, bayonet lens hood and case.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 177 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Super slow focus and hardly ever got the focus right and it felt it's stuck and can't pass certain range until I manually twist the focus ring to adjust that stuck up area.Andy
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens but a bit pricey for beginners

    Posted
    DCng
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm am a DSLR beginner. Just bought my first DSLR and always want to get the shot of the blurry background. I bought the Nikon D3200 with the starter lens kit (18-55mm 3.5/5.6) ... didn't get the blurry background. So I read around the internet and learned that I need a lens that could do F 2.8 to achieve the effect I want. Looked around and found this lens 50mm prime 1.4. It was beyond my budget. I intended to spend about under $200 for my "test" lens ... which I can get the 35mm 1.8 for about $220. But this 50mm was on sale at Bestbuy so ... I read some good reviews about it and gave it a try. And it is a great lens. My first shot out of the box, I tried the maximum aperture 1.4 and the background was so blurred out and I was happy with it. It is still pricey for me but it comes with 5 years warranty from Nikon. So I decide to keep it and it is my primary and only lens now. It's fast auto focus ... great color ... good lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent low light lens!

    Posted
    FCWA871
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The Nikon 50mm 1.4g lens is an excellent choice for any SLR user. It is a little heavier than the Nikon 50mm 1.8g, but the weight is balanced by it's exceptional light gathering capabilities. You can shoot without a flash indoors even at night. The 1.4 aperture also provides excellent depth of field control with awesome bokeh effects. The price is great for a lens of this quality and features. Metal mount, rear seal gasket, and internal silent wave motor focusing system are a few of the premium features you'll appreciate with this lens. A little more expensive than the excellent Nikon 50mm 1.8g, the 50mm 1.4g offers excellent value for long term ownership. Every SLR owner should have a 50mm lens and this is an excellent choice! Once you use the 50mm, you'll find it will be your go to lens for any shooting situation. I use mine 90% of the time...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Get the f/1.8G

    Posted
    smoogdog
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I gave away my 50mm f/1.8G Nikon to a friends kid interested in photography about 6 months ago. I had missed that lens ever since. When I upgraded, I decided to go with the 1.4 instead. It is no where near the worth the jump for cost. Get the cheaper lens. I shoot a D850 and there is honestly so little difference in my shots that I kick myself for not saving the money every time I load up this lens. Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice lens. If I never had the 1.8, I would probably love it. But, comparing the two just makes this thing way overpriced. Don't do what I did.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bright Fast Lens

    Posted
    DeGosh
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I need a 50mm lens on my full frame camera and this is just the lens I was looking for. f1.4 makes manual focus at close distances a challenge but being able to focus at infinity makes focus much better for video use. I use this for documentary films and it does great at capturing action and does even better for interviews. If you want to use this with auto focus and you camera lets you choose the focus speed, I recommend the slowest setting. This will give you smooth looking focus, very close to what you would get if doing it by hand. The out of focus areas at 1.4 look amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Lens

    Posted
    liv2538
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this lens to go along with my D610 and I'm wondering if I would've been better off with the Sigma alternative. This is a great lens - the bokeh is absolutely dreamy and the color quality is great - my only concern is with the sharpness. My pictures seem to come out a little too soft sometimes, no matter the camera settings. Plus the "auto" part of the autofocus feature doesnt focus very well if its something further away than the 50mm distance. I usually have to switch into manual focus to get the shot. Overall, I am happy with this lens which is why I gave it 4 stars, but I do wish I had rented both this and the Sigma to compare before purchasing. Just a thought for those of you considering this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very sharp but a little slow to focus

    Posted
    Max2000

    Here is what I like about the Nikon 50mm 1.4 lens: It is short and light to carry. It looks great on my D7000. The manual focusing ring is smooth and the long travel allows for very easy, fine focusing adjustments. The Auto/Manual focus switch works well. This lens is as sharp as anything else I have ever owned. (but not at f1.4) Here is what I am not so happy with: The lens is the slowest to achieve auto focus I have ever owned. Images taken at f1.4 look like I had some kind of medium strength “soft focus” filter on the lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Shot with Every Snap

    Posted
    Stringent
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    After months of research, I finally decided on this product from Best Buy. Why Best Buy, because there is found the "Best" price; and although the lens was not in the store, they were more than happy and took the time while I had them switch from screen to screen while I checked the specs vs the price. On top of that, they offered free shipping to my address of choice and it arrived on time. I was surprised that I didn't receive any member Points for the purchase; yet they still remain my "1st Stop 2 Shop" when it comes to my electronic and photography needs for my business. Stringent Photography,LLC

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for artistic close-ups

    Posted
    Geoquer
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    With a new baby on the way I needed a lens that would not only provide sharp close range photos, but work well with a wide range of lighting conditions. This lens nailed it. Open up the aperture to get tons of light without having to use the flash. This also gives the photos the depth of field that is seen in a lot of professional shots. The lens worked great on our Nikon D3000, even though it is designed for the larger frame cameras. Using it on the smaller frame camera does change the focal length of the lens from 50mm to something closer to 80mm.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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