Nikon’s New 58mm f1.4 Lens is a Nifty 50 With a Bit More Reach

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D5300 and 58mm f1.4 lens photos (6 of 6)

Of all the focal lengths, this latest one has us scratching our heads just a bit. Today, Nikon is announcing a 58mm f1.4 FX lens. The release is apparently to pay homage to the 58mm f1.2 Nikkor prime from years ago. This new lens features 9 aperture blades for super creamy bokeh, 9 elements in 6 groups, two aspherical elements, a 72mm filter thread, and comes with a bayonet hood and soft pouch.

This lens has similarities with other companies’ offerings recently. Zeiss and Sony have both put out two 55mm lenses and this one is just a tad longer. Maybe the nifty 50 might be going the way of the dinosaur?

If you’re looking to spring for the lens, you’ll need to fork over $1,699.99. Full spec list is after the jump.

Tech Specs

58mm

58mm

Mount Type

Nikon F-Bayonet

Focal Length Range

58mm

Zoom Ratio

n/a

Focal Length

58mm

Maximum Aperture

f/1.4

Minimum Aperture

f/16

Format

FX

Maximum Angle of View (DX- format)

27°20’ (with DX-format D-SLR)

Minimum Angle of View (DX- format)

n/a

Maximum Angle of View (FX- format)

40°50’

Minimum Angle of View (FX- format)

n/a

Maximum Reproduction Ratio

0.13x

Lens Elements

9

Lens Groups

6

High Refractive Index Elements

n/a

Optical Conversion Factor

n/a

Compatible Format(s)

FX, DX

VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization

n/a

Diaphragm Blades

9 (rounded)

Distance Information

Yes

Nano Crystal Coat

Yes

ED Glass Elements

n/a

Super ED Glass Elements

n/a

Aspherical Elements

2

Super Integrated Coating

Yes

Autofocus

Yes

AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)

Yes

Internal Focusing

n/a

Minimum Focus Distance

1.9 ft (0.58m)

Close Range Correction

n/a

Focus Mode

Auto, Manual, Manual/Auto

Rear Focusing

Yes

De-Focus Control

n/a

G-type

Yes

Filter Size

72mm

Accepts Filter Type

Screw-in

Dimensions (Diameter x Length)

Approx. 3.3 X 2.7 inches (85 X 70 mm)

Weight

approx. 13.6 oz (385g)

Micro

n/a

Lens Type

Prime

Lens Category

???

Supplied Accessories

HB-68 Bayonet Hood, CL-1015 Flexible Lens Pouch

Optional accessories

 

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