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

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 219 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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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

    Must have for portraits

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    Captain
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    My wife and I were expecting a newborn so I got this for her birthday. The images are stunning for portraits even in low light. This is a must have for family portraits. I am a hobby photographer and don't have a lot of time to edit so I want pictures that look great off the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Prime Lens

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    RJM1
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    Wanted a prime lens for my full frame Nikon that had an f-stop under f2.8. This was an excellent compromise between the, relatively, cheap f1.8 50mm and the very expensive f1.2. Autofocus is fast and sharp. The f1.4 is excellent for those shallow depth of field shots and in low light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Amazing. Must Have Lens!!!

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    atharv16
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    This lens is an absolute must have for any level of photographers, beginner, enthusiast, pro, or otherwise. It is tack sharp, has great bokeh, great clarity, and good contrast. It should be a staple in anyone's camera bag. Don't wait, just buy yours now and feel the difference. I love this lens for general use photography, group shots and full body portraits.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens to have in your collection.

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    x278
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    This 50mm f/1.4G lens from Nikon is great. I've used it for night and low light situations where I don't want to use a flash. The clarity and detail with this 50mm lens is sensational. Its auto focus is fast and quiet. The results are great. I am truly amazed with the bokeh that this lens offers. The background blur is so intense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good lens, but slow in focusing.

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    BestBuyShopper
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    Like may other reviews that I've read about the speed for auto focusing, it is true. If you are used to the newer focusing speed of other Nikon lenses, you'll find this lens painfully slow. So, don't shoot fast scenes with this lens. The f1.4 is there when you need it. The lens is very sharp, once you get it dialed in with your camera.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome aperature and broad images

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    yssa
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    This is one of the best prime lenses Anyone can use for a first time prime lens user. Also if you are a student like me, this will save you a lot of money and get high quality images from nikon dslr's. Although sony lenses are more of the high technology generation, the nikon Af-s 1.4g lens is one comparison that will not disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice lens, big hassle to actually acquire

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    Cavedragon
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    The lens itself is terrific- light, quick, good bokeh. Advertised in the weekly flyer and as a Deal of the Day, no stores within 100 miles ever had it in stock. I had to order it, then, when that one arrived with internal damage, I had to have another one transferred from another store. Once I finally got it, I've been quite happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb Optics

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    IC68
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    I'm using this as a portrait lens on my DX Nikon D500 (equivalent to 80mm). This lens is small but produces mighty results. Images are pin sharp where you want them to be and super smoothly blurry with remarkable bokeh everywhere else (outside of the focal plane).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Lens!

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    ttn32
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    We've been eyeing this for some time now and Best Buy finally had a decent sale so we pulled the trigger. Great in low-light settings being a f1.4. Overall really great lens, couldn't be happier with our purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens, worth the price!

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    psprouse112
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    I was hesitant to buy this lens, however I am very happy that I did! This lens is excellent for portraits, and has the ability to achieve the bokeh needed for amazing portraits. This lens is also great for low-light areas, as I used it in a museum with little light and still achieved great photos (with a little trial and error).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very sharp prime lens for FX or DX

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    Cyberkinesis
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    The focal length is a little bit larger than I need for a lot of things with my DX camera. I've used it a bunch and it is super sharp and I really like to be able to manual focus with a flip of the switch on the lens. It doesn't have VR, but I hardly use VR anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lens of choice

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    papaleeder46
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    This is fast becoming my lens of choice and will be the permanent resident on my Nikon. It's versatile enough to be used in a variety of situations from close-ups to landscapes. I only revert to the zoom lenses on rare occasions. The photos are clear and sharp - close-ups have a great bokeh background. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for standard camera lens.

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    Gladlad1722
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    I have used this lens in a variety of lighting conditions from bright sunlight, low light and with flash and it has produced crisp, well balanced photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

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    Racphoto
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    I am an amateur photographer but I love this lens. It is great for food photography or nature photography. It is not a macro but all the photos I have taken have been clear and crisp. I am more used to AF lenses so it does take some getting used to stepping back to take a pic. Overall very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good for the money

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    studawg
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    Wide open, as with many, this lens is very soft. CA is extremely high. In studio at f11 it's extremely sharp with good color and contrast. I shot it with a D7100, so is probably much better full frame. Good for the money, but I find the 1.8 to be all around sharper.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bokeh, Great in Low Light

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    Kenneth
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    Exceeded my expectations with its low light and bokeh capabilities. It fit great in my D850. Head mention that only because I returned the $219 1.8f 50mm lens because it was so tight it wouldn’t fit and I didn’t want to force it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive low-light shots

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    iamyourfather
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    I bought this lens after renting lenses a couple of times from a local camera shop. The kit lens that came with my Nikon D7500 is excellent, but didn't have a wide enough aperture for indoor candid shots of the kiddos. This lens does a great job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around lens

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    Suze
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    This lens is one I would recommend that anyone could use-- It is universal and also I Love that it is so good in low light situations. This lens is perfect for a parent who wants to capture photos of there children or even professionals. Great lens for photos & Video!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    this is a great lens.

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    mrpeepers
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    This is a wonderful lens. The quality is noticeable between the DX and FX lens. The only downside that i have found is that iithas a tough learning curve. Getting the correct focal area can be a bit tricky useing it in certain situations. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice lens for still shots and family portraits.

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    shay2017
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    I am new to photography. Bought the 50mm and considered returning until the young man at BEST BUY assisted me with the lens during one of the Saturday classes. Not super excited about the lens but that is because I am learning how to manage the settings on the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend