22-09-2008

NEW - AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G LENS

Nikon UK is pleased to announce the introduction of a new wide aperture fixed-focal length NIKKOR lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G. The new lens has a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 respectively for a bright viewfinder experience, beautiful background blur with shallow depth of field. It also incorporates Nikon’s ultra-compact Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ring-type for silent, fast and accurate focusing and enables autofocus in cameras without a built-in motor, such as the Nikon D40 and Nikon D60.

The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G lens is a fast, fixed focal-length lens with normal picture angle when used with Nikon’s FX-format D-SLR cameras. Its newly developed optical system delivers high performance, efficiently correcting sagittal coma flare and chromatic aberration.

The SWM ring type also offers smooth and quiet AF operation. Whilst all lens groups shift during focusing, the front element and filter mount does not rotate and the barrel length does not change, which makes it an ideal lens for close-up photography or when using SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight units. The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G has two focus modes, M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus). With its rounded nine-blade diaphragm, out-of-focus elements appear more natural. When mounted on a DX-format SLR, the picture angle is equivalent to a focal length of about 75mm in 35mm format.

• AF-S 50mm lens — a fast, single-focal-length lens with normal picture angle (when attached to a DX-format SLR, the picture angle is equivalent to a focal length of 75mm in FX/35mm format)

• Large maximum aperture of f/1.4

• Well-balanced design realises both high MTF performance and natural-looking picture blur

• Newly developed optical system effectively corrects sagittal coma flare and chromatic aberration

• Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures smooth, quiet AF operation

• Two focus modes are available — M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus)

• Focus ring does not rotate in AF operation

• Natural blur effects thanks to nine-blade rounded diaphragm

• Metal lens mount is employed

• Although all lens groups shift during focusing, the lens barrel length does not change

The lens will be available in December.

For full specification please click here.