Nikon 50mm f/1.4 [AI-S]

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Well respected all-round normal lens for FX. A tad soft wide open, improves a lot stopped down to f/2.0, and tack-sharp at f/2.8.

Uses Nikon HR-2 Rubber Lens Hood (not included).

Rating: Ed: -, User: - (normalized, 0=useless, 50=average, 100=excellent).

Mount: Nikon F.
Format: FX/135.
Aperture range: f/1.4 to f/16.
Close focus distance (CFD): 45 cm / 1.48 ft (from sensor plane).
CFD magnification: 1:6.8 / 0.15X.
Focus: Manual.
Groups/elements: 6/7.
Filter diameter: 52 mm.
L x D, W: 63 x 40 mm, 250 g.
IR: No hotspot reports.
Discontinued: Yes, replaced by: Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G AF-S.

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Established: 1917
HQ: Tokyo, Japan
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Nikon is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan specializing in optics and imaging. Its products include cameras, lenses, flash units, scanners, binoculars, microscopes, measurement instruments, and steppers (used in semiconductor fabrication). The company was founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha (Japan Optical Industries Corporation), and renamed Nikon Corporation, after its cameras, in 1988. Nikon Corporation is one of the companies of the Mitsubishi Group.

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