Ultra-Fast, Amazingly Sharp
Expect outstanding image quality, edge-to-edge sharpness and high contrast with the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G. Brilliant for portrait photography, general use (focuses as close as 1.5 feet) and video recording, this high quality lens produces tack sharp images and conquers low light environments with ease. If you are looking for an ultra-fast prime lens that gives you a standard angle of view, superior color reproduction and smooth, natural background blur (bokeh), this is the lens for you.
Exceptional background blur
Ultra-fast f/1.4 aperture and rounded 9-blade diaphragm
With a maximum aperture of f/1.4 and Nikon’s unique rounded 9-blade diaphragm, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G renders a remarkably smooth, natural background blur (bokeh). This makes it an ideal lens for portraits—subjects can be isolated from their backgrounds for a dramatic composition.
Versatile angle of view
Great for FX- and DX-format DSLRs
The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G offers a classic, “normal” (50mm) angle of view when used on an FX-format DSLR or 35mm film camera. When used on a DX-format camera, however, it becomes an ideal portrait lens, approximating the moderate telephoto perspective of a 75mm lens on an FX-format DSLR or 35mm film camera. Close focusing to 1.5 ft extends versatility.
Comfortable Working Distance
Classic portraits with a classic lens
The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G allows for a comfortable working distance between you and your subject - producing a more natural response.
A must-have for professionals and enthusiasts alike
When used on an FX DSLR, the perspective rendered by the 50mm nearly matches the human eye. The background blur is exaggerated thanks to its f/1.4 aperture. This results in a natural appearance of the subject within the image. When used on a DX DSLR, the 50mm lens acts as a 75mm portrait lens with the subject filling more of the frame.
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
FX in DX Crop Mode
Super Integrated Coating
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Minimum Focus Distance
Accepts Filter Type
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
2.9in. (73.5mm)x 2.1in. (54.2mm)