Melville, NY—Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G is a professional-grade prime lens with a 58mm perspective that’s engineered for low-light shooting capabilities with both FX- and DX-format cameras. Designed to excel at night and in extreme low-light situations, the lens has a diverse feature set and optical design that make it an option for daytime portraits, nighttime cityscapes or HD video with a dramatic depth of field.
“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, 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.”
Paying homage to the acclaimed original Noct Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 lens, the new AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G len sports a unique 58mm (87mm DX-format equivalent) fixed focal length, making it suitable for shooting flattering portraits, landscapes and street photography. Both FX- 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. Even while focusing at infinity, the lens’s resolving power is said 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 lens is powered by core Nikkor technologies, featuring: a rounded nine-blade diaphragm to provide a circular bokeh and allow a dramatic sense of natural depth in landscapes and artistic image blur; a Nano crystal coat to prevent ghost and flare; a silent wave motor (SWM) to help ensure quiet AF operation, even when shooting HD video; and two focus modes—M/A (AF with manual override) and M (manual).
Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G lens has an SRP of $1,699.95. nikonusa.com