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AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G

Sample Image 1

In low-light or night shooting without a tripod, it is recommended to select faster shutter speeds and higher ISO sensitivities with a fast lens to prevent camera shake. However, use of a general fast lens with the aperture set at the maximum will cause sagittal coma flare, an aberration where a point image located at the peripheries forms a conspicuous image resembling a bird spreading its wings.
With the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G, causes of sagittal coma flare are intensively eliminated at a large number of points across the entire frame. Even at the peripheries, point light sources are reproduced as point images, resulting in clear and crisp night landscape shots.

Shutter speed
1/4 s
Aperture
f/1.4
Focal length
58 mm

Sample Image 2

Coma flare deteriorates contrast even in daylight shooting. With the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G, that features the maximum aperture of f/1.4, it is not necessary to stop down the aperture to obtain sharp, high-contrast images of distant subjects such as cityscapes and landscapes at infinity.

Shutter speed
1/1600 s
Aperture
f/1.4
Focal length
58 mm

Sample Image 3

The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G was developed to enable attractive reproduction, providing a sense of depth, of people, animals and still objects located at a short distance, as well as cityscapes and landscapes. Beautiful bokeh appears without unnatural edges, while altering the degree of bokeh smoothly as the distance from the focused point changes. These elaborately designed bokeh characteristics, that cannot be recognized with MTF curves, depict subjects impressively, resulting in images with natural depth. Natural depth can also be delivered in movie recording. Especially when focusing, comfortable image expression is realized. When using Nikon FX-format D-SLRs for creating D-Movie content, consider utilizing the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G for its beautiful bokeh and smooth focusing transition from blurred to sharp.

Shutter speed
1/60 s
Aperture
f/2
Focal length
58 mm

Sample Image 4

Despite being a large-aperture lens, which usually causes peripheral light falloff, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G retains wellcontrolled brightness across the entire frame even with the shooting distance set to infinity at the maximum aperture of f/1.4. While making the most of its high reproduction capability of point light sources, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G enables capture of attractive evening shots using faster shutter speeds even at the maximum aperture without worrying about peripheral light falloff.

Shutter speed
1/3200 s
Aperture
f/1.4
Focal length
58 mm

Sample Image 5

When capturing subjects in strongly backlit situations as impressive images, flare and ghost may frustrate the photographer's intentions for the image, making the whole image unclear or forming false red or green transparent images.
Nikon's original Nano Crystal Coat, which is highly trusted by many professionals, provides outstandingly high anti-reflection effects throughout the visible light range. Also, with the "three-element cemented lens" technique that ensures both optical clarity and reflection reduction, and the special layout in which the front lens element is located deep in the lens barrel, flare and ghost are effectively reduced even in backlit situations.

Shutter speed
1/60 s
Aperture
f/2
Focal length
58 mm

Sample Movie

Location: U. S. A.
Size: 640 x 360
Duration: 01:35

The video shown here was taken using D-Movie function, edited, then converted to Flash Video format for ease of handling. Image quality varies from the original.