Review of Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical

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Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical

In short

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical - one of Nikon's best standard fixed lenses with auto focus support. 'Standard' here means a lens with a standard focal length (usually 35 to 85 mm). Immediately about the main thing: although Nikon 58 / 1.4G is good enough, it has a too high price tag.

About Nikon 58 / 1.4G all at once, without leaving the cash desk:

  1. it's not a fifty dollars. 58 mm focal length slightly change its scope and ease of use. I would like to see Nikon instead of Nikon 58 / 1.4G 50/1.2G (E) (analogue Canon EF Lens 50mm 1: 1.2 L USM or Canon EF Lens 50mm 1: 1.0 L Ultrasonic). But nothing who wants an autofocus lens from Nikon at F / 1.2 - let them look towards the mirrorless and Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm 1: 1.2 N (Nikon 1 Nikkor 32 Nano Crystal Coat). On the other hand, on Nikon DX cameras, the Nikon 58 / 1.4G lens has EGF, equal to 87 mm and is very suitable for portrait shooting. The increased focal length (58 instead of 50mm) can be both helpful and a hindrance in some cases. Who needs less - look to the side Tamron SP 45mm F / 1.8 Di VC USD.
  2. more simple Nikon 50mm 1: 1.4G AF-S Nikkor SWM not so worse than Nikon 58 / 1.4G to overpay as much as 4 times
  3. Nikon 58 / 1.4G case is made of plastic (or some more durable material?). Modern manual metal Nikon 50mm 1: 1.2 Nikkor (AI-S) crying bitterly
  4. Nikon 58 / 1.4G has no direct relation to the truly legendary Nikon Noct-NIKKOR 58mm 1: 1.2 (Ai-s), and also has nothing to do with the old Nippon Kogku Japan NIKKOR-S Aut0 1: 1.4 f = 5.8cm. The Nikon 58 / 1.4G is just an ordinary modern development for the TOP segment, where Nikon had a hole before the Nikon 58 / 1.4G was released. UPDATED: after the announcement of the 'real Noct' in the face Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm 1: 0.95 S Noct my thoughts were confirmed - Nikon 58 / 1.4G has nothing to do with the line of legendary Noct-s.
  5. Nikon 58 / 1.4G has a low focus speed. The lens travel time from infinity to MDF and vice versa is identical to the lens Nikon 50mm 1: 1.4G AF-S Nikkor SWM. I have repeatedly mentioned that this is one of the main shortcomings of Nikon 50 / 1.4G. The same sore from Nikon 50 / 1.4G inherited and Nikon 58 / 1.4G. Most likely, the lenses simply use the same ring focusing motor (these data are not exactly confirmed). It's a shame, but Chinese YONGNUO LENS EF 50mm 1: 1.8 focuses significantly faster than the Nikon 58 / 1.4G, and costs 30 (thirty) times cheaper.
  6. focus ring Nikon 50 / 1.4G rotates 180 degrees; Nikon 58 / 1.4G rotates approximately 135 degrees
  7. Nikon 58 / 1.4G has an MDF of 58 cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1: 7.7. Wherein Nikon 50 / 1.4G  и Nikon 50 / 1.8G focus from 45 cm, and the maximum zoom ratio is much better and is 1: 6.7
  8. as we can see - some 'improvements'!

UPDATED: Nikon 58 / 1.4G price tag is comparable to the optical mirrorless monster Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm 1: 1.2 S... Nikon Z system mirrorless cameras are definitely better looking to the side Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm 1: 1.2 S.

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical with original hood

Main technical characteristics of Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical:

Review Instance Name 'Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G' gold lettering. White lettering 'Nikon Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical ø72' 215349
Basic properties
  • FX (for Nikon FX) - the lens is designed for Nikon FX full-format cameras
  • AF S (built in Auto Focus motor) - built-in focus motor
  • G (Gelded) - no aperture control ring, focus distance transmission to the camera
  • SWM (Silent wave motor) - silent wave (ultrasonic) focus motor
  • M / A (autofocus with manual override) - auto focus with manual control priority
  • SIC (Nikon Super Integrated Coating) - special integrated enlightenment of optics
  • N (Nano crystal coat) - nanocrystalline antireflection of optics
  • RD (Rounded Diaphragm) - rounded petals aperture
  • During focusing, there is no lengthening of the frame of the body, analogue of internal focusing
  • Rubber basket (Rubber lens mount seal) - dustproof and waterproof mount seal
  • Golden ring - a gold ring near the front lens
  • ASPHERICAL - use of special aspherical elements in the optical scheme
  • Listed professional equipment Nikon NPS
Front Filter Diameter 72 mm, plastic thread for filters
Focal length 58 mm

Zoom ratio 1 X (this is a fixed lens, it does not have a zoom)
Designed by for digital full-frame and crop cameras
Number of aperture blades 9 pieces, petals rounded
Tags a window with a focus distance scale in meters and feet (3, 1.5, 1, 0.8, 0.58 and infinity), depth of field tags for F / 16, bayonet mount mark and lens mounts
Diaphragm F / 1.4 to F / 16, without aperture ring
MDF 0.58 m, maximum magnification ratio 1: 7.7
The weight 385 g
Optical design 9 elements in 6 groups

optical design Nikon 58mm F1.4G

The scheme includes:

  • 2 aspherical (ASPHERICAL) elements are shown in blue on the optical scheme
  • N (Nano Crystal Coat) element / elements (with nanocrystalline enlightenment). Unfortunately, the position of these elements / element is not indicated on the optical diagram
Lens hood Nikon HB-68 plastic hood with re-installation for transport
Manufacturer country MADE IN JAPAN
Period From October 16, 2013 to the present
Instructions See
3D view See

Describe the focus in detail, the assembly does not make sense. Everything is very similar or identical Nikon 50 / 1.4G.

A line of autofocus original Nikon Nikkor lenses with F / 1.4 for full-frame SLR cameras with Nikon F mount:

  1. Nikon 24final match.G
  2. Nikon 28final match.D
  3. Nikon 28final match.E
  4. Nikon 35final match.G
  5. Nikon 50/1.4 (MKI) -> Nikon 50/1.4 (MKII) -> Nikon 50final match.D (MKIII MIJ) -> Nikon 50final match.D (MKIII MIC)
  6. Nikon 50final match.G
  7. Nikon 58final match.G
  8. Nikon 85final match.D
  9. Nikon 85final match.G
  10. Nikon 105final match.E

Separately, there is a particularly fast autofocus lens for Nikon Z system mirrorless cameras:

  1. Nikon 50 / 1.2 ZS

And separately there is a particularly fast autofocus lens for Nikon 1 system mirrorless cameras:

  1. Nikon 32 / 1.2 N
Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical with hood in transport mode

Image quality and sample photos

In general, the image quality is fine.


  • excellent color rendering
  • great bokeh
  • low distortion
  • good enough backlit work
  • good (confident) sharpness in the center of the frame at F / 1.4, excellent on covered apertures

Weak sides

  • noticeable chromatic aberration
  • strong spherochromatism, it is also 'freezing' - the color of contrasting elements of the image outside the focus area in purple and green

Pictures from Nikon D90. The photos in the gallery below are shown without processing, the conversion of the source RAW files by the original Nikon ViewNX-i utility without making additional adjustments.

The review helped prepare a professional presenter and actress Anastasia Gubanova.

You can download the original photos in the '.RAW / .NEF' format at this link. Several photos in processing here и here.

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical

My experience

Nikon Development Department:

  • making an autofocus lens of class 50 / 1.2 for SLR cameras does not work - instead, let's make an autofocus 58 / 1.4. UPDATED: Full-frame 2020 / 50 lens comes out in September 1.2 - Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm 1: 1.2 Sbut only for mirrorless cameras.
  • why do we need a new motor for Nikon 58 / 1.4G, old from Nikon 50 / 1.4G should come
  • Nikon 58 / 1.4G doesn’t need high focusing speed, it's a creative lens!
  • you need to add more plastic, inflate the case, deepen the front lens shaft, add the letter N - to make it big, heavy, professional! And it must be produced in Japan, so that the client feels all the power and all the quality earth forces optical power! And the lens hood? We will order the blend in China and let it be 'Made in China' from the outside.
  • we will not tell anyone on which lenses we will apply our nanocrystals (N-antireflection). What are you saying? Apply to just one? Let's do it! Draw the main letter 'N' on the body! Let amateurs also think that 'N' is like Canon's 'L' (after all, the anonymous person reading this section thinks that way!)
  • Sigma 50mm 1: 1.4 DG HSM Art tearing Nikon 58 / 1.4G resolution? For the first time we hear!
  • Canon back in 1989 had autofocus Canon EF Lens 50mm 1: 1.0 L Ultrasonic, Nikon ... Nikon will never have this, mount size, that's it. Seriously, Nikon has nothing lighter than the rangefinder Nippon Kogaku Japan Nikkor-N Auto 1: 1.1 f = 5cm (fluoroscopic perversions with TV-Nikkor 1: 0.9 f = 35mm do not count). UPDATED: out Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm 1: 1.2 S и Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm 1: 0.95 S Noct, but only for mirrorless cameras.
  • Why make a filter on a classic 77 mm? Let them suffer with a slightly smaller diameter of 72 mm!
  • a few years later: it is not possible to make an autofocus 85 / 1.2 - instead, let's make an autofocus 105/1.4! We already have experience with 58 / 1.4. A focus motor for 105/1.4 take from some Nikon 18-55 / 3.5-5.6that was lying in stock (link where you can look at the most powerful focus motor for 105 / 1.4) We already had a ride with Nikon 85 / 1.4G! Just write on the body SWM and sell!
  • we will be 2017 years old in 100, you can do everything! And this is an idea! Put the logo 'Nikon 100th Anniversary' on three-part iconostasis and sell in tridentor!
  • 58 is like 85, only the numbers are reversed. The psychological trick! The mystery of the focal length is revealed!
  • in Canon legions speak openly and point out about the dust and moisture resistance of its flagship Canon EF Lens 50mm 1: 1.2 L USM, and we will be somewhere clearly indicate protection Nikon 58 / 1.4G? No, we will not!
  • What is the salt of Nikon 58 / 1.4G? There is no salt, and therefore we will tell everyone about super-bokeh and talk about the connection with the legendary Nikon Noct-NIKKOR 58mm 1: 1.2. UPDATED: they released a replacement - Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm 1: 0.95 S Noct.
  • provide a lens to antiquity Kenny, he will arrange the right PR a week before the official announcement - and sales will skyrocket
  • on the network, we will launch an advertisement 'anonymous filming on Nikon D3100, remember, Nikon 58 / 1.4G is a dream for your sweet dreams'
  • and let's still sell the Nikon 58 / 1.4G for four Nikon 50 / 1.4G. The golden ring is worth it! People are eating! World! Work! Dollars!
  • how to get around the enemy Canon EF Lens 50mm 1: 1.2 L USM? Just set the price tag for $ 300-400 higher. Who is more expensive is better!
  • or maybe release the updated Nikon Noct-NIKKOR 58mm 1: 1.2 and show Otusu 1.4 / 55 where do crayfish hibernate? No, it’s better to release more in 2017 whale plugs without stub and with limited compatibility with old cameras... UPDATE: did show with Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm 1: 0.95 S Noct... But again - for mirrorless cameras.

If you put aside humor and mockery, then Nikon 58 / 1.4G still good lens (not great and not very good, but just good)... In general, it is overrated. If the financial component does not matter, feel free to buy Nikon 58 / 1.4G.

If add to Nikon 50 / 1.4G gold ring (!), 8 mm focal length, letter 'N' (and no one will ever know the difference in enlightenment), selling for $ 1100 more - you can easily get a Nikon 58 / 1.4G.

For creative photography, as well as for portrait photography, I recommend getting a lens for the same money Nikon 85 / 1.4G (or any good 85th one).

For reference: 58mm is actually a very common focal length. For example, a lot of prime lenses were produced with this focal length value - the most widespread and widespread lens is Helios-44. 58/ 2 (a trillion of his modifications and many of his ancestors in the face Biotarov) And even now they release pretty Voigtlander nokton 58mm F1.4 SLII и Voigtlander nokton 58mm F1.4 SL II S и Petzval 58mm f / 1.9 Art.

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical and YONGNUO LENS EF 50mm 1: 1.8

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical and YONGNUO LENS EF 50mm 1: 1.8. Nikon can to eat Yagu and not choke.

Who has a limited budget and no funds to buy Nikon 58 / 1.4G, look at the Nikon 50 / 1.8 or Nikon 50 / 1.4 line:

All Nikon 50 / 1.8 Autofocus Lenses

  1. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor (first version, MKI) - the lens was produced only in Japan from 1986 to 1990. It is easy to distinguish by a window with a focusing distance and a narrow plastic focus ring. There are two subversions that are no different:
    • MKI first subversion. Weighing 210 grams. It is easy to distinguish by the screw under the inscription '1: 1.8'. From September 1986 to March 1987. Serial numbers start at 2
    • MKI second version. Weighing 165 grams. It is easy to distinguish by the absence of a screw under the inscription '1: 1.8'. From 1987 to 1990. Serial numbers start at 3.
  2. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor (second version, MKII, also known as the 'N', or the 'NEW' version) - the lens was produced in Japan and China. The MK II version was produced from 1990 to 2001. There are three subversions that are no different:
  3. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (third version, MKIIIbetter known as 'D'-version) - the lens is available from 2002 to this day. All lenses are made in China.
  4. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical (fourth version, MKIVbetter known as '1.8 G'-version or '1.8 AF-S' version) - the lens has been produced since 2011, all lenses are made in China.
  5. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical Special Edition (fifth version, MKVbetter known as version 'Special Edition' or 'SE' or version for the camera with a retro design of the case Nikon Df) - the lens has been available since the fall of 2013. All lenses are made in China.
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 50mm 1: 1.8 S, from summer 2018, lens for mirrorless cameras with Nikon Z mount... Diagram of 12 elements in 9 groups, 2 ED, 2 ASP.

Details on the lineup of fifty dollars from Nikon can be found in my article 'All Nikon autofocus fifty dollars'.

All Nikon 50-58 / 1.4 / 1.2 autofocus lenses

  1. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.4 AF Nikkor (first version, MK I) - the lens was produced only in Japan from 1986 to 1991
  2. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.4 AF Nikkor (second version, MK II, also known as the 'N', or the 'NEW' version) - the lens was only available in Japan from 1991 to 1995
  3. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor (third version, MKIIIbetter known as 'D'-version) - the lens is available from 1995 to this day. There are two subversions that are no different.
  4. Nikon 50mm 1: 1.4G AF-S Nikkor SWM (fourth version, MKIVbetter known as 'G' version) - the lens is only available in China from 2008 to this day.
  5. Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical (version better known as'58/1.4') - the lens is only available in Japan from 2013 to this day.
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm 1: 0.95 S Noct - The lens is available from 2019 to this day. Premium Lens for Mirrorless Cameras Nikon Z... It does not have automatic focus, but has a record aperture. Complex optical design with 17 elements in 10 groups, with 4 ED elements and 3 aspherical elements.
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z 50 / 1.2 S - The lens has been produced from 2020 to the present day. Professional S-line lens for mirrorless cameras Nikon Z... Complex optical design with 17 elements in 15 groups, with 2 ED elements and 3 aspherical elements
Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical, view from the bayonet side


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Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical, camera view Nikon D90. The view of the most expensive modern autofocus fifty-fifty was shot using the cheapest autofocus modern fifty-fifty YONGNUO LENS EF 50mm 1: 1.8... What an irony ...


Nikon 58 / 1.4G left a mixed impression. Good image quality at a very high price. In any case, this is so far the best autofocus fifty dollars or about fifty dollars from Nikon.

  1. a list of all autofocus original and non-original fifty dollars for Nikon cameras can be found here
  2. You will find useful information about choosing an original portrait lens for Nikon cameras. here
  3. Useful information on choosing a budget portrait lens for Nikon cameras can be found here
  4. interesting observations about all autofocus fifty dollars from Nikon and Canon you will find here

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Comments: 178, on the topic: Review of the Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 58mm 1: 1.4G Nano Crystal Coat SWM Aspherical

  • Oleg

    The review is gorgeous, the girl is beautiful. Why are you doing this with Nikon Arkady? After all, the old man is already, 100 years old after all, a venerable age

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, I still restrained myself :) if something is not on the case - write, we will discuss.

      • Michael

        speaking of focusing speed it would be nice to use a professional lens in a professional camera, and not with the old d90

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Above in the comments, I showed a video where the owner took a video on the focus speed of this particular instance on TOP Nikon D5 (at the time of this writing, there seems to be nothing more “professional” out of full-size nikons). And as it turned out, the focusing speed with this lens does not depend on the camera used (all of a sudden). But I see that the people cannot measure themselves with such a course of events :)

    • Molchanov Yuri

      I don’t want Nikon to share the fate of Minolta, Kodak, Polaroid, Yashica, Bronica, etc.
      After all, Sony could not have allowed serious photographic equipment onto the market, dropping prices. And now it’s a competitor, and even a competitor.

      • Peter Sh.

        Come on, what's the difference? Nikon will end, we will shoot on Kenon.
        The camera is just an easel in our business.

    • Ivan

      Is the girl beautiful?
      Well, yes, the concept of beauty is different for everyone.
      Here is the bride - beautiful!

      • Arkady Shapoval

        there is no bride in the photo

        • Ivan

          last row, left.
          well, let it be, not the bride, but the girl is very beautiful

    • anonym

      Everything is fine, Arkady has been pushing Nikon heavily lately and often off topic. I don’t know what this is connected with, but the quality of the reviews has greatly decreased.

  • Oleg

    Decently more expensive than Kenonovsky 50 \ 1.2

  • Vladimir

    Not, well, the picture is quite nice, certainly not for the money, but for those who collect gold rings, it’s quite a must have)

  • NoRules

    Nikosha performs, insulting.
    "In the Nikon development department" klaaaass))

  • Oleg

    Cool picture!

  • Andrei

    Arkady was sold in earnest, but I agree with him 100%

  • Peter Sh.

    Hackwork. Shaped disgrace. The crooks.
    Although I don’t care.
    I looked at the prices of Kenon, they completely lost their conscience. Theirs D5 mark iv costs like two D750s. And removes the same. Also crooks, all around are crooks.

    • Dim

      These are all questions of product promotion, Nikon apparently adheres to the tactics developed by Gillette - the machine is almost for nothing, the blades are wrapped, and Canon does not work like that - they have expensive carcasses. Apparently this is why Nikon strives to get rid of the old optics - people take carcasses for cheap, and then graze in the secondary market, but they still need to somehow pay workers, engineers and loans.

      • Peter Sh.

        So Kenon and optics are not cheaper.
        If you break the prices for cameras like this, then you need to give at least something specific for this.
        And they give nothing but a spherical skinton in a vacuum.
        Only the last 5D mark iv is catching up with Nikon on reporting performance.
        What to pay twice?
        Although the competition is still all the same with the Kenon with flashes and gates, they don’t see anything. Or maybe a habit already.

  • anonym

    The color reproduction of this lens is impeccable, bokeh resembles old lenses, but with modern sharpness and excellent autofocus.

    Something you too biased crap this glass. From the objective you only have that it is too expensive, and that the body is made of plastic, and is chromate, and the filter is not 77 diameters. At the expense of autofocus, you are very mistaken, it’s fast and accurate, which can’t be said about, for example, the Nikkor 50mm f / 1.4 and, indeed, the Sigma 50mm ART (this is a separate issue).

    • Arkady Shapoval

      and… and… and… the focus is accurate, really, I never said that with the accuracy of the problem. The speed is the same as the 50 1.4g - the running time of the lenses is too long.

      • anonym

        You would test it at d70, links to stores all the time.
        58mm is positioned as a prof. lens, I think it is appropriate to see his work on prof. DSLR, and not on the obsolete d90. This is just my opinion, I do not intend to convince anyone.

        • varezhkin

          interesting, but does the class / year of birth of the carcass somehow affect the AF speed in the case of swm? maybe really this is the place to be?

          • Skai

            It does not affect in any way. For me, at one time there was a shocking speed of 50 1.4 g compared to 50 1.4 d
            Try to test both lenses in some sort of used equipment store, since they are very common.
            I used fifty dollars on the d610 d version, it feels like a tribe faster. 35 ka is also fast. Dx on d90.

        • Denis

          This is just my opinion, I do not intend to convince anyone

          but in vain. most likely you are mistaken, and the speed of the carcass (significantly) does not depend

    • anonym

      Nothing biased, all sarcasm on the case. We must praise manufacturers for real improvements and criticize them for the deterioration and marketing tricks that are directed against us. Such a reaction, coupled with competition, helps to wait, at least from time to time, for normal products for consumers.

    • NE

      I have Sigma 50 1.4 ART since it went on sale, i.e. for more than 3 years. This is my favorite and most used lens. There are no complaints to him.

  • Pilotpirks

    Arkady, and what kind of profile when converting pictures from d90? Painfully decent colors for the d90. Please write how these images were converted specifically

    • Dim

      You have to work with color and it will be decent, if you shoot on the machine, then the machine will.

    • Reader

      Yes, the color is good. Maybe because of the lens. Arkady writes that he did not make additional adjustments

      • Dim

        I still set the white balance, as I think, and it is quite possible that he has no default Picture control.

      • Pilotpirks

        Well, not a raw picture, obviously. I used some profile when converting. I know d90 profiles well. If this is "Standard" without adjustments, then the lens gives a crazy contrast, judging by the pictures.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      The standard profile of the built-in nikon d90 is “neutral”, nothing else.

      • Alexander

        Well, that means the lens provides that kind of contrast out of the box. Impressive. Sharpness at 1.4, as for me, is also very good, while I do not see any pronounced aberrations

  • anonym

    Everyone praises the bokeh of this lens. Sigma Art has poor bokeh. Otus is very expensive.

    • anonym

      ... and if you look closely, Nikkor loses out to Otus only in sharpness. The rest wins!

    • Molchanov Yuri

      Sigma's bokeh isn't bad, it's different. Nikon on contrasting details, against a background of snow, leaves colored fields in the out-of-focus area (unlike Sigma Art 50). It's beautiful in its own way, but it's still distortion. Another thing is that this kind of movement in the background creates.

      • Dim

        On my Sigma, the background with triangles is a bit harsh for a woman's portrait, besides, it is natural for a person to see rounds or ellipses in the out-of-focus area, but not triangles. Those. Sigma produces unnatural bokeh, not bad.

  • Dmitriy

    It's all over Nikon.
    Urgently merge junk and take Sony or Fuji.

  • Lynx

    "Hypanem a little" ©

  • Jury

    Arkady did not include this photo in the review, and the tulips are beautiful. Thanks for the review, the glass is good, if the price were up to $ 1k, all other shortcomings could be forgiven. And with a focusing motor of 105 1,4 Nikon completely upset, as with "Made in China"

  • Pastor

    I agree with the review completely. In fact, the main problem is the price. If this glass was 100 bucks more expensive than 50 1.4g, then all the jambs could be forgiven. But at a price higher than the Canon Elka - this is clearly too much. I didn’t make a direct comparison, but from memory 50 1.2L was much more interesting than this “overshoot” :) Not even because of the wide aperture, but simply by the picture. Well, the assembly does not raise questions there. It is sad that Nikon has created such a bayonet for himself, which is not able to digest glasses from 1.2. And so it would be great to have an analogue of 85 1.2L from Nikon. For the Canon one is too ambiguous for my taste.

  • anonym

    DRTV about this lens
    And about Sigma Art 50 / 1.4
    In Russian.

  • Shalva

    Sorry, but this is the first time a review from the series “expensive bullshit, a couple of pictures for reporting”. The glass is gorgeous, the color rendition is almost perfect, the body is made of polymers, and not plastic as it is written. If anyone is interested in bokeh, then it is soft, more watercolor and somewhat reminiscent of 58 / 1.2. The focus is very fast and accurate, but the main advantage is the backlight sources! It is a pleasure to shoot with this glass at night.

    • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

      What is the difference between plastics and polymers? And little is done from polymers alone, they add additives and get ... plastic.

      • Rodion

        You just ask this glass.

      • zengarden

        Of course, polycarbonate can also be called "plastic", but this does not make it less durable.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      No one says glass is bad. But his focus is not fast.

  • anonym

    They did not let kament about DRTV review this glass! How so ?! Censorship?!

    • Arkady Shapoval

      There is no censorship, if there are several links in a comment, it gets moderated.

      • Shalva

        You tested it on the D90, this is a crop with a rather weak focus module, in conjunction with Df and D810. Focusing is very fast, the speed is the same as 16-35 / 4. At least I do not notice the difference when working with these glasses.

  • Dmitriy

    Maybe a little off topic, but the article mentions an X-ray lens. There are several. Here is a photo of one.

  • Kirill

    I don’t know, but for me this lens is perfection itself, everything, if not damn cool, then just cool! tr. in my city ... for me it's just some kind of space ...
    I have always loved and use only fixes for:
    1. Exceeding aperture more than 2 times, if we compare the usual prime and TOP zoom - 1,8 and 2,8
    2. The quality of the picture with a simple affordable fix 1.8G is comparable to the TOP zooms
    3. And probably the main thing, for the price of the new 24-70mm f / 2.8G, I can buy 4 awesome fixes 28mm 1.8G, 35mm 1.8G, 50mm 1.8G, 85mm 1.8G! And if, excuse me, not to show off, but to buy everything b / y, then the D610 will also remain for the full frame!
    In connection with all of the above, this lens is from the evil one ...

    • Alexey

      Well, 24-70 can be used. take, so: "You've swung your mother twenty rubles." (from)

      • Kirill

        Yes, even if we consider 24-70 b / y for 60t.r., then fixes are still more profitable.
        Personally, I bought 28mm 1.8G - 27 tons, 35mm 1.8G - 7 tons, 50mm 1.8G - 11 tons, 85mm 1.8G - for 20 tons. total 65t.r.

        • Alexey

          Well, 610 doesn’t fit in any way, but 24-70 is usually 55t.r.

        • Novel

          A collector of Nikon plasmassofixes? Why on crop, and judging by 35ke for 7 you have exactly crop, you need 28 / 1,8G for 27? What is difficult to do with the 35 / 1,8G DX two steps back? Yes, and half the price in the presence of 85 is not comme il faut.

        • Dmitriy

          For such a price, the crop will be better: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f / 2.8 or 28-105 f / 2.8, + tamron 90 mm f / 2.8 macro + nikkor 50 mm f / 1.8 D (for 2500 rubles) or 1.4 + 35 mm f1.8G. In the presence of 35 mm. value 28 mm. not too high. And at the price to me this kit entered the used market of 35000 rubles (nothing broke, all the lenses are extremely reliable, they work in the cold, in the mud, in the sand, they traveled and traveled thousands of kilometers with me on the D7100).
          If regarding convenience, it is better to have high-aperture zooms, closing all focal lengths of 10 - 300 mm on the crop, plus having an analogue of a fast fifty-ruble lens (35 mm) and an analog of a high-aperture 85 mm portrait lens. (90mm. 2,8, since 85mm. Is extremely expensive, and, at the same time, it's a good macro lens). On the rest of the focal levers, they are elementary inconvenient (excluding, of course, 135 and 400-500 mm).

    • A.N. Onim

      Why take it new ?? I was lucky in the commission for 60 ty to buy. I did not notice the brakes in focus. At 1.4, the picture is covered as if by a soft filter, then from 1.8 everything becomes sharp. I still made the adjustment, so in general everything became chocolate)))

      • Denis

        I don’t understand why someone bought it (expensively!), then to hand over to the commission at half price

        • A.N. Onim

          In early 2014, he cost somewhere around 80, threw off 20% and sold

  • Gonzaga

    I also liked the lens very much. If only he would have been tested at d700, I think we would have been out. Of course, I do not presume to indicate, but in my opinion Nikon's trolling in this review is not appropriate. Glass is great. The price is also “fine”.

  • AND

    The review is heartfelt, of course, I liked it very much. And then I thought that it was only troubles with a half-weight in the boot - either a relatively new 50 / 1.8stm, or 50 / 1.2. 50 / 1.4 looks at least archaic in terms of constructiveness against the background of newer lenses, and it is rather weak when open. In general, it's a pity that the choice between 50 and 85mm is for the same canon, the picture from 58mm of the same g44 is somehow closer and "more correct" in terms of perspective than the 50 / 1.8, but as usual it is IMHO.

  • Pavel Tikhiy

    I did not think that it would be the same in speed as 50 1.4g, maybe there is a problem in the carcass?
    I have 28mm 1.8g, on the d90 it focuses much slower than on the d600, Arkady, maybe it should be checked on other cameras?

  • anonym

    Would buy it right after 105 / 1.4E

  • Andrei

    Regarding AF speed, I’ll say that there is a difference in carcasses.
    I have a D300 and a D7200, a heavy tamron 70-210 2,8 LD67 d7200 drives much faster and more accurately
    although the D300 is an old professional crop, and the D7200 is just an advanced crop

    • Arkady Shapoval

      70-210 - this is a non-motorized lens, and therefore the focusing speed depends on the motor of the camera and it has long been known that in different cameras the motors turn in different ways
      With lenses that have a built-in focus motor, speed rarely depends on the camera. But sometimes it depends, it is connected with the logic of the focusing system, as well as with the lighting and the type of scene being shot. With 58 / 1,4, I did not find a difference in speed depending on the lighting. Usually, the lens travel time with similar lenses is camera independent.

  • Alexey

    Look at the optical design - this is a typical planar, only a couple of aspherical elements were added to it. Asferica is expensive, but it significantly increases the sharpness of the picture on open holes. The nano-coating protects well against glare in backlight. Therefore, the price for such a lens will be higher than that of a conventional planar, without aspherics and anti-reflective coatings. Chromatic pairs seem to be present here too, so the presence of strong CAs is not entirely clear to me. Apparently they are made of plain glass, not low disperse glass.
    It makes sense to compare this lens with a standard 50 / 1,4G open hole. Maybe then it will be clear how the high price of the lens is justified.

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