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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 218 reviews

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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

    A great lens to open up

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    Snapperhead
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    I bought this prime lens mainly for the 1.4 spec. So far I'm happy it's quiet, fast and and does what I wanted for... To blur the background. Mostly used it in studio for boudior photo shoots. Great so far looking forward to using it more outdoor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

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    Gabzillahhh
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    I previously owned the 50 1.8 and wanted the shallower depth of field. I didn't notice too much of a difference. It is a great lens, but I would recommend saving your money and getting the 1.8. Even better save your money and get the sigma art lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for a dslr

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    Kmad
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    I purchased this lens for portraits and wedding photography. I love the apature that this lens has. The focus is nice also. The only thing I have not got used to yet is the distance that you have to maintain between your objects that you are shooting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality lens at a great price

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    JPrice
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    I love this lens. I have had many lenses in my collections over the years but none have been the sharp or this fast. On top of that the bokeh is great! This is the way lenses should be. A great portraiture lens for DX bodies. Great job Nikon!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens For The Price

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    Zatzzatz
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    For the price this is a great lens and I'd strongly recommend it over the f/1.8 version for both sharpness and distortion reasons. The distortion with the lens is easily corrected in Photoshop or Lightroom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome lens

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    satxusa
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    I purchased this lens to go with a new Nikon D7100. It is an amazing lens. I shoot pictures of the family and we're just getting amazing shots of our young children who NEVER stand still for the shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It takes such beautifully clear pictures

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    RamBez
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    This is my everything lens. I've been traveling and this lens stays on my camera probably 85% of the time. It takes such beautifully clear pictures and the bokeh is dreamy :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must buy

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    happyphoto
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    When I started out my photography business, I went with the 50 1.8. Since upgrading to the 1.4, I've been more pleased than ever with my results. This lens is sharp and fast, and is a must buy for any professional who uses prime lenses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for beginner

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    moua

    Highly recommend this lens to beginners. The pictures turned out to be clear, sharp and has great color rendition. I have no problem shooting in the light or dark areas. This product is worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens!

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    David
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    I absolutely love this lens. I had a similar lens when I had my D3200 and had to have another when I recently got a D750. I almost always have it on and ready to go. Very sharp and super fast, it's never let me down. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great All Purpose Lens

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    Muttonchops
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    This lens is a great lens for general purpose photos. It's great for portraits in all lighting situations. Works wonderful for low light situations. It will quickly become your go to lens for family functions and everyday activities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for the price

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    cameratech
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    One of the best lens deals when it goes on sale and Best Buy has it as cheep as it gets. Fast prime and is better than I expected. I thought maybe I got a good copy but there's a lot of videos on YT that show it's potential.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Lens, even for APC Cameras

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    HawaiiTodd
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    Although this lens is for a full frame camera, it still kicks butt on an crop sensor camera. At f/1.4 it still lets in plenty of light and creates some very nice bokeh. This lens has been great for street and portrait photography.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful lens!

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    catortega11
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    Great lens. Especially for portraits and also in low lighting. Worked amazingly great with my Nikon D3200. However I didn't like how it worked with my Nikon D7000; the autofocus sucked. But that's the cameras fault not the lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    50mm is the way to go

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    BrittWV
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    I recently made a significant upgrade to my camera body. My 50 was my baby on my old body and is still as amazing as ever in the D850. It is very versatile and has a gorgeous bokeh.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My new savior!

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    NAD22
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    So happy I purchased this lens. It has a fast focus, performs excellently in low light, and creates a beautiful bokeh effect and makes backgrounds just wash away in a fantastic blur. definitely worth it's value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good lens

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    YOLO82
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    It's really nice lens one of my favorites. very sharp and light weight. Highly recommend buying a 50mm from Nikon keep it all Nikon never knock off remember of you want the best looking photos spend the extra money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for any enthusiast

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    JrodSoFla
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    A great lens with low f stop for any enthusiast. Allows you to take low light pictures and day time images with a flawless bokeh affect. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing portrait and low light lens

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    Xander
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    I got this lens so that I could shoot at night, and it has become one of my favorites. It's great for portraits and low light settings. All of the pictures I've taken with it have come out amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Sharp

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    Goldstein
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    This lens is a great value and is great for very low light conditions. The small depth-of-field is optimal for portraits.

    I would recommend this to a friend