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.

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