Is the Nikon 58mm f1.4 worth $1600?

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Triple the price of the 50mm 1.4G?

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  • Comment Link Abraham Schoenig Tuesday, 02 August 2016 02:25 posted by Abraham Schoenig

    From the video not much difference. This would not be a lens i would buy. Way too much money.

  • Comment Link Juergen E. Dechert Tuesday, 02 August 2016 07:12 posted by Juergen E. Dechert

    Hi Matt - I could clearly recognize the 50mm in the video as it is - to my view - less sharp in the middle than the other one. Actually I owned but returned my 50mm 1,4 to my dealer because I was very disappointed with the performance at f1,4! I used it for a available light hotel room shooting at open aperture and found that the middele area was not relly sharp as expected. I was getting a kind of washy and soft pictures which I didn't like.
    I returned it and changed to a 35mm 1,8 which is really great and for the 50mm focal length I still use my old 1,4 D lens, which is slower in AF but sharper in the middle with open aperture (but unfortunately with more CA's as the only disadvantage... ).
    Actually I wouldn't buy the 58 mm1,4 as it is way too much money .... I'd rather would spend this money to the new 135mm f1,4 once available ... (all lenses used with the D810 and D750 ...)
    Krgds JED

  • Comment Link Erland Tuesday, 02 August 2016 18:53 posted by Erland

    I guessed that lens B was the 58mm, to me it looked as having a bit more 3D-pop. But from youtube I would not swear on it.
    If you liked 58mm, have you tried the Voigtländer Nokton 58mm/1.4 (manual focus)? I have not but I'm curious.

  • Comment Link Andrew Tuesday, 02 August 2016 22:26 posted by Andrew

    We need samples!
    I hope she'll be nude? ;D

  • Comment Link Andrew Thursday, 04 August 2016 12:45 posted by Andrew


  • Comment Link Dan Holahan Saturday, 06 August 2016 13:11 posted by Dan Holahan

    I liked B overall. Can't say exactly why. Just did. Looking forward to seeing the samples for more critical look.

  • Comment Link Frost Sunday, 14 August 2016 00:40 posted by Frost

    "Samples, check back soon" is a really :( users experience!

  • Comment Link T Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:05 posted by T


  • Comment Link Dennis Bloodnok Tuesday, 30 August 2016 01:00 posted by Dennis Bloodnok

    As mentioned by other commenters, I am looking forward to seeing the images.

    From my own viewpoint, I have

  • Comment Link Dennis Bloodnok Tuesday, 30 August 2016 01:03 posted by Dennis Bloodnok

    To complete what I was saying above, I own the Nikon 50mm 1.4 G lens and I am very happy with the results that I can create with the lens.

    The 58mm F1.4 G seems vastly over-priced. I could not justify such expense myself.

  • Comment Link Andrew Friday, 23 September 2016 00:40 posted by Andrew

    Matt? Where are the samples???

  • Comment Link stian Friday, 30 September 2016 13:41 posted by stian

    Will there ever be samples?

  • Comment Link Manzur Fahim Friday, 13 January 2017 14:17 posted by Manzur Fahim

    Thank you for the review. Do you still have the samples link? I can't seem to find it here?

    Much appreciated.


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