More test photos taken with AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G

Update (11/23/08): here are some more test photos taken with the new AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G lens.

A reader sent me some test shots from a Nikon event taken with the new AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G lens. Please note that this lens may not be the final production version (all pictures taken with D700 at f/1.4, ISO 200):

I also have few raw files which I will upload later on - I am still not sure what is the best way to deal with large files in WordPress - the file limit for upload is 2MB. Any external host that will take 10MB NEF file?

Thanks L.


Here is some more info on this topic. Here are the raw photos taken with this lens.

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  • kunakos

    well, get them raws up as fast as you can, ’cause these thumbnail-sized pics don’t show us too much…

    • You can go full-screen with them. However, without EXIF data it’s somewhat fruitless. Are those at f/4 or f/1.4 ?

      • I will post the original files with EXIF data – they are just very big in size.

      • DNHJR

        This may be a dumb question, but what can the EXIF data tell you? Either the picture looks good or it does not. I thought the pic’s looked pretty good.

        • Martin

          Since noone answered your question: EXIF data is additional data which is being appended to every JPG file any digital camera creates. (and to raw files as well) EXIF data will tell you later on which camera settings had been used for the picture. For example: whether the camera was set to program auto exposure or aperture priority; it’ll tell you shutter speed and aperture as well as ISO speed rating; that and much more information …
          Hope this helps you

  • Torax

    That was not actually nikon event, It looks like digiexpo in finland

  • MalejJarda
  • Theo

    What’s the camera?

    • D700 – I will post the raw file shortly.

  • for a 10mb file you can use services like or

  • Matt

  • Henry Nikon Fan

    I have made a deposit on one of these at Samys Camera in Southern California a few days after it was announced.

    Today I was in this store picking up some prints and the camera department sales person that took my deposit stated that they have been told that this lens will ship sometime towards the end of the month. I asked him where he obtained his information and he stated that he received it from their Nikon representative. He went on to say that if this is correct, that I should have the lens by the end of the month or the first of December. This appears to be in line with the original Nikon press release.

    I hope this is all correct, but I will just have to wait and see.

  • Vlad

    The quality isn’t all that impressive wide open, especially that its mounted on cropped sensor (D80)! I really hope that is just a bad copy. The picture with the boy is full of PF. That copy would probably be totally horrendous on D700. I still haven’t found a good copy of 50mm either 1.4 or 1.8 that will be usable wide open, it must be my luck!


  • Jan

    I did a few test shots at f/1.4 and it looks very soft on my Nikon D80.

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