The spirit of the Legendary Noct-Nikkor lens lives on in this Nikon 58mm f/1.4G AF-S – the evolution of a legendary lens prized by the world’s top photographers. This precision-crafted aspherical lens delivers outstanding bokehBOKEHPronounced: /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ [boh-kay] or /ˈboʊkə/ [boh-kə]
Originating from the Japanese word Boke (ボケ), meaning 'blur' or 'haze', it refers to the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. It has also been defined as the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light. Bokeh depends on various aspects of lens design. Aperture design has the largest effect on Bokeh, and generally a lens with a more rounded aperture produces a more pleasing, natural Bokeh., supreme low-light performance and unprecedented clarity from edge to edge. Its wide maximum apertureAPERTUREAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Aperture refers to an opening inside the lens, similar to the iris of your eye, that changes in diameter to control the amount of light that enters a camera. Aperture is expressed in f-stops: the lower the number, the larger the aperture, e.g. f/1.4 is larger than f/8. A larger (or wider) aperture allows more light to pass through the lens to the sensor (film) as a picture is taken, particularly useful in low-light conditions. A larger aperture also produces a shallower depth-of-field, and thus more background blur. of f/1.4 lets you take brighter shots with rich details. Light falloff, coma flareFLAREOccurs when a point light source such as the sun or an artificial light (that is brighter than the rest of the scene), hits the front element of a lens resulting in a lack of contrast, haze, or unwanted semi-transparent objects being present in the image. You can avoid lens flare with a lenshood or filters, however, the effect is also useful for bringing artistic elements into an image, such as sun rays peaking out from behind a rock formation. s and lens aberration are minimised. It’s the ultimate lens for professional-quality portraits, landscapes, night scenery and star-filled skies
The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G excels at low-light photography, producing images that will impress the most demanding professionals. Its sophisticated design combined with a unique Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghosting and coma flares. Your night cityscapes will feature incredibly precise points of light and a level of clarity unmatched by other lenses.
This superb lens produces images with beautiful depth and smooth bokeh. Its three-dimensional high fidelity lens improves contrastCONTRASTThe difference between areas of different brightness levels in a photograph: A high-contrast image has a greater difference between light and dark areas, whereas a low-contrast image has a narrow range of tones. Contrast is used to direct a viewer’s attention to a photographer’s subject either with colour contrast (bold versus duller colours) or tonal contrast (bright versus darker tones). and resolution at the focal plane while achieving a gradual transition in bokeh. Halos around out-of-focus objects are eliminated for a more natural blur. With its manual focus ring, you can fine-tune the focus to achieve the desired degree of detail without overly sharpening your image.
The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G delivers amazingly clear reproduction throughout the frame, including peripheral areas. This allows you to shoot gorgeous images at infinity even when using maximum aperture and faster shutter speedSHUTTER SPEEDAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Shutter speed is the length of time that a single frame is exposed for, more specifically how fast the shutter opens and closes to permit light entering the lens, to reach the sensor. A slow shutter speed means a longer exposure time useful for motion blur like the silky look of flowing water, whereas a fast shutter speed means a shorter exposure time useful for freezing the appearance of motion in images like a hummingbird in flight. It is measured in seconds starting at 1 second and halving our doubling in time.
For example: 1/2s, 1/4s and 1/8s are all fractions of a second with 1/2s being the longest exposure time, 1/4s half of that and 1/8s another half etc.s. With its absolute precision and control, the this lens is perfect for highly detailed landscapes and architecture.
The extraordinary craftsmanship of the lens takes full advantage of your camera’s resolution. With minimal lens aberration, minute details at the edge of frame are captured with unparalleled clarity so you never need to crop your images. This remarkable resolving power unleashes the full potential of high-performance DSLRs such as the Nikon D810 and D800.
Even at maximum aperture, light falloff at the edge of frame (also known as vignetting) is minimised. This ensures perfect exposureEXPOSUREExposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Achieving the correct exposure is similar to collecting rain in a bucket, up to an optimum level. The rate of rainfall is out of your control (light), yet you can control these three factors: the bucket’s width (lens aperture), the duration you leave it in the rain (shutter speed), and how effective your bucket is in collecting rain (ISO). These three elements work together to control the amount of light per unit area, preventing underexposure (too dark) or overexposure (too bright), giving you a natural looking image. across the image – giving a brighter, more natural impression without the need for software lens correction.
Nikon F-Mount (FX), Metal Mount
Full Time Manual Focus
Minimum Focus Distance
Fixed Focal Length
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