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Nikon 58mm 1.4 announced!

 
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Oct 17, 2013 00:16 |  #1

A new lens from Nikon

http://www.nikon.com/n​ews/2013/1017_lens_02.​htm (external link)

$1700 bucks!! :shock:


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Oct 17, 2013 00:19 |  #2

I'm sure it's a sweet lens .




  
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Oct 17, 2013 00:22 |  #3

I wonder how it will fare against the Zeiss 55/1.4.




  
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Oct 17, 2013 00:56 |  #4

Why 58mm?

Sounds sweet though. I'm sure it's better than the 50L.


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Oct 17, 2013 01:22 |  #5

it must be better, its years between them ...


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Oct 17, 2013 01:33 as a reply to  @ trancerem's post |  #6

IMO, Nikon should put out at least one f/1.2 to compete with Canon.


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Oct 17, 2013 03:41 |  #7

thenextguy wrote in post #16377238 (external link)
Why 58mm?

I wanted to know that too, is it because a slightly longer focal length gives shallower dof?


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Oct 17, 2013 08:27 |  #8

match14 wrote in post #16377399 (external link)
I wanted to know that too, is it because a slightly longer focal length gives shallower dof?

I think it's because a slightly longer lens is easier to design when optimizing for sharpness across the entire frame. Historically several ultra-fast 50s have been 58mm...the Noct-Nikkor and Minolta f/1.2 come to mind.


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Oct 17, 2013 08:32 |  #9

Sample photos from Nikon France:

http://www.flickr.com …6334505/with/10​324649785/ (external link)

To be honest, it doesn't look all that sharp at f/1.4 or f/2 judging by those portraits, but maybe it's just the processing.


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Oct 17, 2013 09:39 |  #10

Bunch of images on nikon asia

http://www.nikon-asia.com …ikkor-58mm-f-1-4g#gallery (external link)




  
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Oct 17, 2013 10:24 |  #11

996gt2 wrote in post #16377739 (external link)
To be honest, it doesn't look all that sharp at f/1.4 or f/2 judging by those portraits, but maybe it's just the processing.

indeed.. well to be fair canon 1.2 is not the one to be all happy about as well. Compared to the new zeiss...this is a shameful performance :D well it is $1700 vs $4000


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Oct 17, 2013 10:42 |  #12

palaima wrote in post #16377995 (external link)
indeed.. well to be fair canon 1.2 is not the one to be all happy about as well. Compared to the new zeiss...this is a shameful performance :D well it is $1700 vs $4000

It actually looks like a few of their samples are misfocused...especiall​y the landscape. If not, then the lens is really soft wide open.


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Oct 17, 2013 11:43 |  #13

it's soft wide open..... like the 50L

EDIT: might even be softer than the 50L


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Oct 17, 2013 13:58 |  #14

996gt2 wrote in post #16378032 (external link)
It actually looks like a few of their samples are misfocused...especiall​y the landscape. If not, then the lens is really soft wide open.

yeah... this is a bit worrying. As Charlie mentioned it does look a lot like 1.2


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Oct 17, 2013 19:27 |  #15

I'm gonna avoid this lens for now. :) I've already preordered the Zeiss 55 1.4.




  
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