Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens Announced

by on October 17, 2013

in Nikon

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Nikon has announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens for FX and DX format cameras. The new lens pays homage to the original Noct NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 lens, while opting for the f/1.4 max aperture to ensure minimal falloff at the corners wide open.

The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens features a rounded 9-blade diaphragm and Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghosting and lens flare.

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

  • Nikon F Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4-16
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal Coating
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 1.9′
  • 72mm Filter Thread

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G should be available later this month for $1699.95. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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{ 2 comments }

1 Anthony October 18, 2013 at 7:43 am

I am struck by the utter and complete pointlessness of this lens.

With an excellent 50mm f/1.4G already in the range, there is no need for a 58mm f/1.4. And if you are going to pay tribute to the 58mm f/1.2 NOCT-Nikkor, why degrade that tribute by not adopting the NOCT’s f/1.2 maximum aperture?

2 Mark November 22, 2013 at 2:57 am

At first glance, it seems as misplaced and without purpose as the Nikon 40mm micro. As opposed to making & marketing a new lens, one wonders whether more sales (and Marginal Income) would come to Nikon by reducing the price of their 85mm 1.4.

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