The New AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens Unleashes Low-Light Shooting Potential for FX and DX-Format Shooters
Fast, Sharp and Powerful, the AF-S NIKKOR
58mm f/1.4G Lens Helps Capture Perfect Portraits and HD Video Even in
Extreme Low-Light Scenarios
MELVILLE, N.Y. - Today, Nikon Inc.
introduced the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G, a professional grade prime lens
offering a versatile 58mm perspective and excellent low-light shooting
capabilities for FX and DX-format shooters. Designed to excel at night
and in extreme low-light situations, this new NIKKOR lens sports a
diverse feature set and optical design that make it a dependable and
versatile option for daytime portraits, nighttime cityscapes or sharp HD
video with a dramatic depth of field. Paying homage to the acclaimed
original Noct NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens
is capable of capturing stunning photos and videos while achieving
beautiful bokeh effects.
"With the development of every NIKKOR lens, Nikon aims to provide
photographers with the powerful and versatile lensing options needed to
capture stunning images and HD video in a variety of difficult shooting
scenarios," said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning,
Nikon Inc. "Combining Nikon's storied NIKKOR legacy with renowned
optical technologies, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens presents the
premier prime lensing option for FX and DX-format shooters who expect
the best in low-light performance."
Optimized for elite performance in even the most challenging
low-light scenarios, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G sports a unique 58mm
(87mm DX-format equivalent) fixed focal length, making it ideal for
shooting both flattering portraits, landscapes and street photography.
Both FX-format and DX-format shooters will appreciate a wide and fast
f/1.4 aperture that helps to ensure professional-grade photos and
edge-to-edge sharpness, combined with overwhelming rendering
performance. Even while focusing at infinity, the lens' high resolving
power has the ability to process distant subjects with amazing clarity.
Whether shooting dynamic nighttime cityscapes or astrophotography,
top-class low-light performance is ensured with minimal sagittal coma,
while light falloff is controlled to retain brightness and reduce
vignetting, even while wide open.
The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens is also powered by core NIKKOR
technologies designed to provide the user with the ultimate in clarity
and control, and the capability to capture beautiful photos and HD video
even in extreme low-light. The lens sports a rounded nine-blade
diaphragm, providing both FX and DX-format shooters with a circular
bokeh, allowing for dramatic sense of natural depth in landscapes and
beautiful image blur. Additionally, the lens features a Nano Crystal
Coat to prevent ghost and flare, as well as a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) to
help ensure quiet AF operation, even when shooting HD video. For users
who want the utmost control of every frame, two focus modes are
available, including M/A (AF with manual override) and M (manual).
Price and Availability
The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens will be available in late October
2013 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,699.95*. For more
information on NIKKOR lenses and accessories as well as other Nikon
products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.