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Nikon 50mm f/1.4 Nikkor AI-S 35mm Primes

4.6/5 (5 Reviews)


  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Focal Length50mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/1.4
    Min Aperturef/16
    Focus TypeManual Focus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance18 in
    Picture Angle46 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size52 mm
    Groups / Elements7 Elements in 6 Groups
    Diameter1.6 in
    Length2.5 in
    Weight8.8 oz
    MPN1433
    Product ID20724754

Product Description

This exceptional low-light manual focus lens is perfect for travel and portrait work and any situation where a extremely limited depth of field is desired.


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nikon_junkie a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2005

Strengths:    Price/Quality for a Light Vacum

Weaknesses:    Short for sports, not wide enough

Bottom Line:   
Excellent lense. Saw it compared to the 1.8 version shot for shot and it is hands down the best of the two. The first lense I purchased to go with my N80. Very versitile. Took this sweet lense on a cruise and took pictures with no flash in the darkest bowels of the ship. (Ok... the piano bars, restauraunts). It does well with landscape, people, low light situations.
It was worth every penny to get this over the 1.8 version.
Everyone should own a light vacum. At this price it's a no brainer. Not sure I would spend additional $600 for its 85mm brother, but everyone should enjoy the lightweight combo of this lense on an N80.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $269.00

Purchased At:   adorama

Similar Products Used:   Yashica 50mm f/2.0



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by johanluiten a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2004

Strengths:    f stop,
sharpness


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This lens I bought because I never use flash and needed a fast lens because I never use flash. Sharpness is very good. Love it!

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   photo fair holland

Similar Products Used:   nikon 50mm serie E 1.8

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pgirvan a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2004

Strengths:    The lense is very sharp especially around f2.8. I shot 3 rolls of portraits with this lense with flash/fill studio lighting at f16 and my results were fantastic. I am very happy with the lense and I think I will find it hard to find anything better in the 50mm nikkor range!

Weaknesses:    I haven't come acrodd any yet. I'm sure I will tho.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this lense because of the fast speed and also to brighten up my viewfinder for focusing.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Camera Shop

Similar Products Used:   Nikkor 28-50mm f3.5 ais
Nikkor 43-86mm f3.5 ais
Nikon series E 50mm f1.8


Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dimitris Zervas a Expert

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2003

Strengths:    Sharp (much better than what i expected from its mtf test),fast,great build quality.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I got this one used on Ebay.Excellent quality,sharp,fast.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Nikon AF 50 1.8

Type of photography:   Fine Art


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kazuyasu rioka a Expert from Japan

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2003

Strengths:    Extra speeds, light, sharp, and bright. I can use for Macro lense. Good lense for people, and walkaround shots. It's very strong I droped this lense 4 or 5 times I still use it working very well.

Weaknesses:    I want to have a one more F-stop, I'm thinking to buy 50mm /F1.2.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this lense for low price and speed. It turns out to be my favarit. I used it for a theater shots, inside sport events shots somewhere i couldn't use a Flash. It's very useful and handy with extra speeds.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   B&H

Similar Products Used:   24mm/F2.8, 35mm/F1.4, 85mm/F1.4, 17-35mm/F2.8, 80-200mm/F2.8, 300mm/F2.8, 400mm/F2.8 and so on.

Type of photography:   Sports



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