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AF-S Nikkor 58mm F1.4G

AF-S Nikkor 58mm F1.4G

The Nikon 58mm F1.4G lens is designed to deliver corner-to-corner sharpness and to minimize flare, vignetting, and aberrations. Its builds on the optical design of the Noct Nikkor 58mm F1.2 and is recommended for astrophotography and portraiture.

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Product Number: 2210
Lens Category: Normal
Purchase Link: Buy Now at B&H Photo!
List Price (USA): $1,699
In Production: Yes
Year Launched: 2013
Format: FX (Full-Frame)
Optical Construction: 9 elements in 6 groups
Min. Focusing Distance (cm): 58
Max. Magnification (x): 0.13
Coating Type: Nano Crystal
Special Optical Elements: Aspherical Element(s) (AS)
Field of View (deg): 40.5
DX Field of View (deg): 27.2
Max. Aperture: F1.4
Min. Aperture: F16
Number of Aperture Blades: 9
Rounded Aperture Blades: Yes
Aperture Ring: No
Focus Type: AF-S (Silent wave motor)
Focusing Modes: AF, M/A, M
Full-Time AF Override: Yes
Internal Focusing: No
Distance Scale: Yes
Macro: No
Stabilization: No
Weather Sealing: Yes
Tripod Collar: No
Filter Size (mm): 72
Max. Barrel Diameter (mm): 85
Collapsed Length (mm): 70
Weight (g): 385
Hood: HB-68
Case: CL-1015
Front Cap: LC-72
In the Box: Hood, Lens Pouch, Front Cap, Rear Cap
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1 Review

I have owned the 58mm f1.4 for about a month now.  And, while  I was hesitant at first because of the high price, I could not be happier with my purchase. 


I have owned in the past several of the Nikon 'normal lenses (including the 50mm f1.4 D, the 50 mm f1.4 G--both gone). This is by far my favorite.


Claims about its 'softness' at large apertures are exaggerated. Stop down to f2 and it is sharp as any normal lens that Nikon has made. I find myself shooting regularly--not at 1.4--but at 1.6. I get good sharpness here with superb bokeh and subject isolation.  And that's what this lens is really all about.  


I would also mention the colour. I don't know if this is a result of the 'nano' coating or what. But it is as good as it gets with Nikon lenses.


 The price?  I got this lens on Ebay (new) for $1,449 USD.  Not cheap. However, when I look at the fact that my 85mm f1.8 D (a great lens) cost me  $329 ('grey market'), I have a total in these two lenses of less than $1,800. I would much rather have this two lens combination than the 85mm f1.4 G which--by itself--currently costs $1,600.


If you are on the fence about this lens, my advice is to take advantage of the return privilege that so many stores offer. (Crutchfield will give you a 60 day, no questions asked return.) All you have to lose is the cost of shipping.