Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens Announced Price, Specs, Features

Nikon now officially announced the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G is an extraordinary full frame prime lens that pushes the limits of image quality.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G is a FX-format lens but compatible with both FX and DX cameras. The lens features 9 elements in 6 groups with 2 aspherical elements. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G also features Nano Crystal Coating and comes with improved optics.

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AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens Price

The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens price is $1,699.95. The Nikon 58mm f/1.4G will be available in October 31, 2013. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G is available to buy from the camera stores below.

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AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens Features

  • A fast normal lens with a focal length of 58mm and maximum aperture of f/1.4 that utilizes advanced optical design technologies
  • Minimization of sagittal coma flare for high reproduction capability of point light sources as sharp points across the entire frame
  • Sharp, high-resolution images can be reproduced even at the maximum aperture
  • Original lens characteristics that provide natural depth reproduction with which the degree of bokeh moderately changes as the distance from the sharply focused point increases
  • Controlled light falloff retains natural brightness across the entire frame even at the maximum aperture of f/1.4
  • Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces flare and ghost

AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens Specifications

Focal length 58 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.4
Minimum aperture f/16
Lens construction 9 elements in 6 groups (including 2 aspherical lens elements, and lens elements with a Nano Crystal Coat)
Nano Crystal Coat Yes
Angle of view (diagonal) 40°50′ (with Nikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras)
27°20′ (with Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras)
Focusing Autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor with separate focus ring for manual focus
Minimum focus distance 0.58 m (1.90 ft) from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.13x
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter-attachment size 72 mm
Dimensions Approx. 85 mm (maximum diameter) x 70 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approx. 385 g (13.6 oz)
Accessories LC-72 72 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HB-68 Bayonet Hood, CL-1015 Flexible Lens Pouch

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Press release:

The New AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens Unleashes Low-Light Shooting Potential for FX and DX-Format Shooters

Fast, Sharp and Powerful, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens Helps Capture Perfect Portraits and HD Video Even in Extreme Low-Light Scenarios

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G, a professional grade prime lens offering a versatile 58mm perspective and excellent low-light shooting capabilities for FX and DX-format shooters. Designed to excel at night and in extreme low-light situations, this new NIKKOR lens sports a diverse feature set and optical design that make it a dependable and versatile option for daytime portraits, nighttime cityscapes or sharp HD video with a dramatic depth of field. Paying homage to the acclaimed original Noct NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens is capable of capturing stunning photos and videos while achieving beautiful bokeh effects.“With the development of every NIKKOR lens, Nikon aims to provide photographers with the powerful and versatile lensing options needed to capture stunning images and HD video in a variety of difficult shooting scenarios,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “Combining Nikon’s storied NIKKOR legacy with renowned optical technologies, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens presents the premier prime lensing option for FX and DX-format shooters who expect the best in low-light performance.”Optimized for elite performance in even the most challenging low-light scenarios, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G sports a unique 58mm (87mm DX-format equivalent) fixed focal length, making it ideal for shooting both flattering portraits, landscapes and street photography.

Both FX-format and DX-format shooters will appreciate a wide and fast f/1.4 aperture that helps to ensure professional-grade photos and edge-to-edge sharpness, combined with overwhelming rendering performance. Even while focusing at infinity, the lens’ high resolving power has the ability to process distant subjects with amazing clarity.

Whether shooting dynamic nighttime cityscapes or astrophotography, top-class low-light performance is ensured with minimal sagittal coma, while light falloff is controlled to retain brightness and reduce vignetting, even while wide open.

The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens is also powered by core NIKKOR technologies designed to provide the user with the ultimate in clarity and control, and the capability to capture beautiful photos and HD video even in extreme low-light. The lens sports a rounded nine-blade diaphragm, providing both FX and DX-format shooters with a circular bokeh, allowing for dramatic sense of natural depth in landscapes and beautiful image blur.

Additionally, the lens features a Nano Crystal Coat to prevent ghost and flare, as well as a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) to help ensure quiet AF operation, even when shooting HD video. For users who want the utmost control of every frame, two focus modes are available, including M/A (AF with manual override) and M (manual).