Monday, September 22, 2008

New Nikon 50mm f/1.4 PRIME LENS for your D40 & D40x

Update 3/11/11: New Nikon 50mm f/1.8G Prime Lens with Auto Focus on the D40! - Click Here

Nikon Inc. celebrates 75 years of defining optical excellence with the release of the newly engineered AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 prime lens that is considered by many photographers to be an essential tool with a focal length that closely replicates the visual perspective of the human eye when used with an FX-format D-SLR. Nikon’s optical expertise and modern technological advances, such as the Silent Wave Motor, help to deliver outstanding operation that is critical for Nikon FX and DX-format photographers who demand the pinnacle of photographic performance.

Ideal for travel, event, environmental and general photography in a wide variety of conditions, the new AF-S 50mm f/1.4 lens combines a superb optical formula with an ultra-fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, making it destined to become an instant classic in this digital age. This compact lens continues the tradition of NIKKOR precision optics to provide photographers with sharp, high-resolution images and the ability to focus as close as 1.5 feet for added versatility. The integration of an ultra-compact Silent Wave Motor ensures fast, whisper-quiet operation.

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kang L said...

i bought the f/1.8 for £80 although it doesnt autofocus on my beloved d40..but the MF is ok, but damn! its a sharp lens! The pictures come out looking very stlyistic!

Just upgraded to a 16-85mm VR ED f3.8-5.6 and love it, really sharp glass - but set me back £400.


Great blog btw, Im a d40 user, am an amatuer and loving it :P Use my d40 to take all the pics on my site, come check it out some time

Sarah said...

Thanks for the information :)

I'm thinking of purchasing a new lens for my D40 and I find this all useful :)

Can I ask, so the difference between 50mm f/1.8 and f/1.4 is the difference in f-stop numbers .:. amount of depth of field? sorry I'm a total beginner at lenses

Scbbbc said...

Sarah, I found this on another forum:

I own the D300 and have been using it with a 50mm f/1.4 the largest aperture, and down to about f/2.0, there is a fair bit of flare/contrast loss, but nothing that can't be taken care of in post processing. The thing to realize is that the f/1.8 is only 2/3 of a stop slower, and about 1/3 of the basically unless you want shallow depth of field, I'd choose the f/1.8 - 2/3 of a stop exposure correction won't make much of a difference to your image quality...

dimzPhoto said...

Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
thank you :)