Nikon 50mm f/1.4G

First published on: Thursday, 7 June 2012

This is the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G lens:

Nikon 50mm f/1.4G

This lens supersedes the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D.


Nikon 50mm f/1.4D vs Nikon f/1.4G AF-S

Nikon 50mm f/1.4G vs Sigma 50mm f/1.4 (Nikon mount)

Sample Photos

Impress has a set of Nikon D800E vs Nikon D800 test images comparing image resolution and moire using a variety of Nikkor lenses: the 50mm f/1.4G, Nikon 24mm f/1.4G, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR, Nikon 35mm f/1.4G and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8/G VR II.
Nikon D800E vs D800 -- Test images comparing image resolution and moire using a variety of Nikkor lenses

50/1.4G snapshots at — I’m linking up to two posts on this blog, the first of which is an “announcement” by the blog admin of his acquisition of a new 50/1.4G lens and some miscellaneous images, and the second, a set of family photos snapped with this lens mounted on the Nikon D700 (I know it’s the D700, because I’d met and chatted with the owner).

The images have been reduced in size for the web, and there’s heavy post-processing involved, but I think the images can tell a lot about the bokeh characteristics of this Nikkor optic.

Accessories and Add-Ons

The filter thread size on the 50/1.4 G is 58mm, which means you’ll want to be looking at purchasing 58mm filters.

Additionally, Nikon lists the following accessories:


Official Nikon 50mm f/1.4G page at Nikon USA and Nikon Imaging. Visit to read features, specifications and view the MTF charts and lens construction diagrams.

Sep 22, 2008 press release.

Nikon Lenses — Main page.

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