The Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 is a manual focus normal lens similar to the Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2. Aside from its smaller maximum aperture of 1.4 and minimum focus distance of 1.5 ft rather than 1.7 ft, the NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 sports the same features as the NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2. This includes their 50mm focal lengths and maximum angle of view of 46 degrees.
The NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 is best suited for travel and portrait work or in any situation where a limited depth of field is required, as evidenced by its 46 degree maximum angle of view. Additionally, the NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4's maximum aperture of 1.4 allows it to perform very well in low lighting conditions while also allowing for extremely fast shutter speeds, resulting in natural-looking low-light photographs.
- Close Range Correction (CRC) system
- Close-up to approx. 1.5 ft (1:2 reproduction ratio)
- Focal length: 50mm
- Maximum aperture: 1.4
- Minimum aperture: 16
- Lens construction: 7 elements in 6 groups
- Compatible formats: FX, DX, FX in DX crop mode and 35mm film