Product Comparison: Nikon AF-S FX 50mm f/1.8G vs Nikon AF-S FX 50mm f/1.4G


General Specifications
Brand
Nikon
Nikon
Model
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
Origin
China
China
About the Product
A must-have for standard portraits and everyday use, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G is a lens that will absolutely surprise you. The 50mm focal length (75mm equivalent on DX format cameras) with a fast f/1.8 aperture allows you to capture stunning images with a shallow depth-of-field, letting your subjects stand out from their backgrounds. The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G may soon become your new favorite lens.
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.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
1.8 /f
1.4 /f
Minimum Focal Length
50 millimeters
50 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
50 millimeters
50 millimeters
Lens Type
Fixed
Fixed
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Nikon AF-S FX 50mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus
  • This is one of the sharpest lenses of nikon. it has a moderate focusing speed. durable and wheather and moisture ring at the mount.
  • I had to return my first piece due to it being having a very tight twist to get it mounted. Unlike my other lenses, this lens would mount, but with lot of pressure.
  • It fits the mount nice and tight, real fast auto focus and captures super sharp images in real low light. Very happy so far!
  • Lovely portraits, beautiful bokeh and great focal length.
  • This lens is hard to beat for the price tag. Although if you're on a dx body the focal length might be a little long for indoor photos.
Nikon AF-S FX 50mm f/1.4G Lens with Auto Focus
  • Metal mount, rear seal gasket, and internal silent wave motor focusing system are a few of the premium features you'll appreciate with this lens.
  • Love this lens! By far my favorite! Love the aperture!
  • Love this lens! The 1.4 aperture is a delight to capture images in low light.
  • This is truly a Versital lens, capable of many shots in a short period of time. Very fast aperture makes it fun to capture all your moments.
  • The 50mm , 1.4 is a great lens to have in you bag at all times. This lens give me a 1.4 aperture giving me the light and separation needed to produce exceptional images.
Size & Weight
Height
2.8 in.
2.9 in.
Width
2.8 in.
2.9 in.
Depth
2.1 in.
2.1 in.
Weight
6.6 oz.
9.9 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nikon AF-S FX 50mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus
  • Good lens, nice and light weight. Great for travel.
  • Light weight and affordable. if you're lookin for a starter lens, this is the one
  • A fantastic light weight lens. Very impressed with the image quality.
  • Makes my pictures a standout! It's compact and very light weight. I use it with a Nikon d810 dslr camera.
  • This is a great lens for portrait pictures if your children. Is light weight wich is why is now my everyday lens. I love it!
Nikon AF-S FX 50mm f/1.4G Lens with Auto Focus
  • It's really nice lens one of my favorites. very sharp and light weight.
  • It is a little heavier than the Nikon 50mm 1.8g, but the weight is balanced by it's exceptional light gathering capabilities.
  • This lens is the "holy grail" due to it's mid-range focal length (about 75mm on DX), large aperture, compact size, and light weight.
  • Super light weight and affordable for the bokeh and sharpness you get.
  • It's a great inexpensive, light weight and sharp lens that it doesn't disappoint.
Imaging
Minimum Focus Distance
17.7 in.
17.7 in.
Field Of View
47°
46°
Zoom Type
Manual
Manual
Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus, Manual/Auto Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus, Manual/Auto Focus
Optical Stabilization
No
No
What customers say about "Imaging"
Nikon AF-S FX 50mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus
  • I love my new lens. The images are super sharp. Every photographer pro and amature should have this lens in their bag.
  • Nice images with this lens. Works as expected. No issues
  • This is just a what's was looking for. The manual focus helps me create the bokeh just right for my clients.
  • I needed a lens when I take photos it gives a sharp image and this is the one everyone should have.
  • Great lens if you are using a tripod. Needs image stabilization.
Nikon AF-S FX 50mm f/1.4G Lens with Auto Focus
  • Love this lens. It produces beautiful images. Great quality.
  • The sharpness and clarity of this lens is outstanding! On a full frame camera it offers a crisp image!
  • Purchased recently, provides super sharp detailed images along with nice depth of field.
  • Precise images. Enjoy the quality of the product. I prefer Nikon products or lenses to all other for their overall detail.
  • The one thing to keep in mind is that this lens is fixed, meaning no zooming in and out (your feet will be doing the zooming).
Features
Brand Compatibility
Nikon
Nikon
Sensor Type Compatibility
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Lens Groups and Elements
7 Elements in 6 Groups
8 Elements in 7 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
7
9
Filter Diameter
58 millimeters
58 millimeters
Extras
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor), Aspherical Lens, Super Integrated Coating
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor), Super Integrated Coating
What customers say about "Features"
Nikon AF-S FX 50mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus
  • The following is the perfect indoor lens for full frame DSLR cameras however if you have a DX series camera a 50mm actually is greater on a cropped sensor.
  • Great for portraits but be mindful of the DX crop sensors
  • This is the best lens for the money if you are doing portraits with a cropped sensor,
  • A really sweet lens!!! When a polarizing filter is added the colors are very vivid.
  • For beginner photographers like I am, this lens is a must even at full or original price. Don't forget to grab a 58mm uv filter.
Nikon AF-S FX 50mm f/1.4G Lens with Auto Focus
  • Although this lens is for a full frame camera, it still kicks butt on an crop sensor camera.
  • Images taken at f1.4 look like I had some kind of medium strength “soft focus” filter on the lens.
  • Very practical lens, excelent pictures and easy to use, great value
  • Just what I wanted. It is truly worth spending a bit more and getting a far better lens. I am totally satisfied
  • Plus the "auto" part of the autofocus feature doesnt focus very well if its something further away than the 50mm distance.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
179.95 $
449.95 $


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