Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 58mm f/1.4G

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2013-10-17

MSRP Price: $1699.95

Made in: Japan

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: A low-light powerhouse that shines in nearly any situation. Go beyond the ordinary with the NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G, a lens designed to excel in low-light and nighttime applications but with characteristics you'll enjoy for so much more. Its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture produces outstanding evenly lit images with edge-to-edge sharpness - virtually no sagittal coma or light falloff. Its unique design and rounded 9-blade diaphragm produce stunning bokeh and depth of field control from f/1.4 to infinity - equally useful in daytime portraits and nighttime cityscapes. Whether you're shooting photos or HD video, FX or DX-format, the NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G offers thrilling new capabilities and inspiration.

Photography Life Review Summary: Overall, I am very impressed by what the Nikon 58mm f/1.4G can deliver. It is surely the finest Nikkor lens in the standard range that is capable of producing beautiful images that stand out with a distinct, three dimensional look and feel. I am glad that Nikon chose a different path for optical design this time around and concentrated more on aesthetics, rather than on pure optical performance. I believe that was much needed for the 58mm f/1.4G to stand a chance against its predecessor, the NOCT 58mm f/1.2. Read the full Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Review by Photography Life.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length58mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX, DX
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.13x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)27°20’
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)40°50’
Optical Information
Lens Elements9
Lens Groups6
Diaphragm Blades9
Aspherical Elements2
Nano Crystal CoatYes
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Rear FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.58m
Focus Mode SwitchAuto ,Manual
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size72mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesLC-72 Snap-on Front Lens Cap, HB-68 Bayonet Lens Hood, CL-1015 Lens Pouch, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap

Lens Construction

Nikon 58mm f/1.4G Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Nikon 58mm f/1.4G MTF Chart

Image Samples

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