The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G is a fast prime lensPRIME LENSA photographic lens used as an (1) alternative, fixed focal length alternative to a zoom lens or, (2) more traditionally, as the primary lens in a combination lens system. In the first sense, a prime lens is known for having a larger maximum aperture and consequently offers greater shutter speeds, having advanced optics and weighing less than zoom lenses, albeit less flexible, because of their simpler construction with less moving parts. In the second sense, a prime lens refers to the primary lens when paired with other optical devices. A prime lens's focal length is fixed and the photographer is required to move closer or further to achieve the correct image composition. that excels at a wide range of photography styles. With its f/1.4 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., this high-speed lens delivers superior images, impeccable background defocusing and amazing low-light performance. Our Silent Wave Motor technology offers quick, quiet and precise autofocus. Designed for edge-to-edge sharpness, this prime lens allows you to tap the full potential of your FX- and DX-format DSLR.
An Outstanding Choice For FX- And DX-Format Cameras
The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G offers supreme performance on our DSLRs. Coupled with an FX-format camera, the 50mm focal lengthFOCAL LENGTHMeasured in mm, it is the distance from the focal point of a lens (its centre or curved mirror where light converges) to the plane of the image sensor (film) when an object is in focus. A shorter focal length lens sees a wider image and a longer focal length brings your subject closer. For example, a 15mm lens sees a very wide image and is perfect for landscape photography. Conversely, a 500mm lens sees a very narrow image, brings the subject much closer and is thus great for subjects that are far away, like a bird in a tree. With zoom lenses, its minimum and maximum focal lengths are indicated, for example, as 24-105mm. A zoom lens allows you to change the lens’ focal length, with shorter (wide-angle) and longer (telephoto) options, whereas a fixed focal length lens requires you to move back and forth to find the correct image composition. makes it remarkably adept at a broad range of general photography. On DX-format cameras, the angle of view is similar to a 75mm lens (in 35mm/FX equivalent), making it ideal for portrait photography.
Ultimate 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.
The wide f/1.4 maximum aperture produces portraits with exquisite background blur that beautifully isoISOExposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. The ISO speed determines how sensitive a camera's sensor is to incoming light. A higher ISO speed absorbs more light, resulting in a brighter exposure, however, a higher ISO also results in more digital noise in low-light conditions. Cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) typically have higher ISO speed capability and produce less digital noise at high ISO settings. Digital cameras include a control for adjusting ISO speed, some of which can be set to adjust automatically in combination with certain other exposure settings. ISO is indicated in numbers usually starting at 100 and going upward (200, 400, 800, 1600 etc.) doubling in sensitivity each time. Most cameras also indicate 3rd stop intervals (100, 125, 180, 200 etc.)late your subjects. The rounded 9-blade diaphragm renders a more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements, making your shots truly spectacular.
Brilliant In Any Lighting
The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G offers unsurpassed performance day and night. Its wide aperture makes the most of available light source, perfect for shooting in low-light environment or without a tripod. The Super Integrated Coating (SIC) of this lens enhances light flow through the lens and reduces 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. , resulting in remarkable colour balance and reproduction.
Unparalleled Autofocus Performance
Our Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures that you never miss the perfect shot. This unique system quickly and quietly achieves precise autofocus to constantly deliver sharp images. Capture highly detailed close-ups with its 45cm minimum focus distance, opening up a world of creative opportunities.