Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S

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The Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S provides a wide-aperture, normal-range lens for both FX and DX camera bodies. It is able to focus as closely as 1.5 feet from the front element and has a nine-blade aperture diaphragm to provide smooth out-of-focus highlights. With both a silent wave motor (SWM) and super-integrated coatings, it provides a modern, autofocus prime lens with resolution that will keep up with even the Nikon D3X.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

OK, call me a “glass-half-empty” guy on this one. First, this is a nice lens. It’s a bit sharper than the original 50mm AF, and certainly more flare resistant with a bit less chromatic aberration. It’s rather slow to autofocus, but it’s not terribly slow.

But honestly I expected a bit more sharpness wide open, and this really needs to be stopped down to f/2.8 to get a really sharp image. It’s not awful wide open by any means—-it’s OK. But my usual purpose for a prime lens is to be able to shoot at wide aperture. If I’m going to shoot at f2.8 I’ll generally pick up a zoom. On a positive note, it’s an accurate, autofocusing lens with a flat depth of field and little focus shift, so you’ll get a lot of keepers.

Filter Size
58mm (nonrotating front element)
0.6 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.5 foot
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
46 degrees (FX)
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Front, barrel extends (doesn’t rotate), Silent Wave Motor, A-F switch
Aperture Blades
9, curved
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Nikon F
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Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $4.00 $20.00 $24.00 $8.00
4 days $5.00 $22.00 $27.00 $6.75
7 days $6.00 $29.00 $35.00 $5.00
10 days $8.00 $39.00 $47.00 $4.70
14 days $11.00 $51.00 $62.00 $4.43
21 days $14.00 $68.00 $82.00 $3.90
30 days $18.00 $86.00 $104.00 $3.47
45 days $23.00 $112.00 $135.00 $3.00
60 days $27.00 $131.00 $158.00 $2.63
90 days $35.00 $168.00 $203.00 $2.26
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $20.00 $6.67
4 days $22.00 $5.50
7 days $29.00 $4.14
10 days $39.00 $3.90
14 days $51.00 $3.64
21 days $68.00 $3.24
30 days $86.00 $2.87
45 days $112.00 $2.49
60 days $131.00 $2.18
90 days $168.00 $1.87

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