The Nikon Nikkor 50 mm f/ 1.4 Ai-S is a standard lens with manual focusing for SLR film and digital cameras with the Nikon F bayonet mount.
It shows very good mechanical and optical quality.
The lens shows good sharpness across the frame without considerable falls at the borders and very good contrast from f/ 1.4.
Vignetting is pronounced up to f/ 2.8.
As compared to the AF version, the Nikon Ai-S Nikkor 50 mm f/ 1.4 does not hold very well back and side light. There is a visible drop in contrast; ghosting and flare. It is recommended to use a hood.
Compatible hoods: HS-9, HS-11, HR-1
Angle of view: 46 degrees
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Posted by: photocorner Date of publication: 06.02.2011