Nikkor AFD 50mm f1.4

So sharp that it could put your eye out


   A very good fast lens a bit soft wide open, but by f1.8-2.2 it is razor sharp. Bokeh is good, but not as buttery as
some other lenses. As a portrait lens it is the perfect focal length on a crop sensor, but it honestly is too sharp. will retouch more skin with this lens. Every skin defect is revealed dramatically. Excellent for
cityscapes, and landscapes...assuming you can back off enough for framing. I love the small size + very good
build quality. Some report ghosting, and flare to be problematic. I have encountered this occasionally. I rate the
Nikon 50mm f1.4 a 8 out of 10 for build quality, and 9 out of 10 for IQ - there is room for improvement. I shot
many of the lenses in these reviews with this lens.

Another View

Works excellent as a portrait lens

This is a 100 percent crop - all skin details are resolved

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