Top 5 Nikon Prime Lenses that Every Nikon Photographer Would Love to Have!

11 years 4 months ago #269798 by PhotographyTalk
List of 5 Nikon prime lenses that rock!


Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S RF SWM Prime Wide-Angle Nikkor Lens

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Professional photographers have looked forward to the day when the naturally versatile perspective of a 24mm wide-angle lens and an ultrafast f/1.4 maximum aperture were brought together with NIKKOR expertise. That day has arrived, and Nikon is thrilled to announce an all-new, prime wide-angle lens to meet this demand. Highly advanced optical engineering, combined with Nikon technologies such as ED glass, Nano Crystal Coat and Rear Focusing combine to render exceptional 24mm image quality. The 24's f/1.4 maximum aperture delivers remarkably bright viewing, enables extraordinary low light shooting opportunities and delivers beautifully soft backgrounds. FEATURES: Prime Wide-angle Perspective Ultra-fast f/1.4 Aperture - Natural wide angle of view, with extreme light gathering capability, delivers extraordinary performance, meeting a broad range of challenging assignments Nano Crystal Coat - Further reduces ghosting and internal flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity. 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements - Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings. 2 Aspherical Lens Elements - Aspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of aberration,even when shooting at the widest available aperture. Rear Focus (RF) - Provides smooth and fast autofocus while eliminating front barrel rotation and lens length changes. Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) - Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus. M/A Focus Mode Switch - Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
  • Compelling wide-angle perspective combined with an ultra-fast f/1.4 aperture serves the needs of demanding professionals in exacting conditions.
  • Prime Wide-angle Perspective—Ultra-fast f/1.4 Aperture
  • Natural wide angle of view, with extreme light gathering capability, delivers extraordinary performance, meeting a broad range of challenging assignments.
  • 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements
  • Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
  • 2 Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Aspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of aberration, even when shooting at the widest available aperture.
  • Nano Crystal Coat
  • Further reduces ghosting and internal flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.
  • Rear Focus (RF)
  • Provides smooth and fast autofocus while eliminating front barrel rotation and lens length changes.
  • 24mm Lens Construction
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch
  • Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.


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Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S FX SWM Nikkor Lens

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The new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G is an update of one of Nikon’s most respected and popular NIKKOR lenses and combines a natural yet versatile 35mm perspective with an ultra-fast f/1.4 aperture. The f/1.4 maximum aperture allows photographers to shoot handheld in low light and provides dramatic separation between subject and a softened background – particularly useful when shooting environmental portraits, weddings, architecture, travel and photo journalism. This great addition to the NIKKOR line-up is an ideal for shooting high quality still photographs or video capture using Nikon’s D-Movie feature.
  • FX-format, ultra-fast classic wide-angle lens
  • Update of one of Nikon’s most respected NIKKOR lenses; suitable for landscapes, night scenes, interiors, weddings, photojournalism and astrophotography.
  • Nano Crystal Coat
  • Use of Nano Crystal Coat further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.
  • Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format D-SLRs
  • DX-format D-SLR the angle of view is equivalent to a focal length of 52.5mm in FX/35mm format.
  • Aspherical Lens Element
  • Aspherical lens element virtually eliminates coma and other types of aberration, even when shooting at the widest available aperture.
  • Rear Focus (RF)
  • Provides smooth and fast autofocus while eliminating front barrel rotation and lens length changes.
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch
  • Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation now enhanced with a refined MF driving mechanism to reduces focus time lag and improve ease of use in M/A mode
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
  • Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Renders a more natural appearance to out-of-focus image elements.
  • Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S FX SWM Nikkor Lens Highlights
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch
  • Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
  • Internal Focus (IF)
  • Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
  • Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.
  • Zoom Lock Switch
  • Secures the lens barrel at its minimum focal length preventing the lens from extending during transport.
  • Focus to 18 inches at any focal length
  • Extends versatility.
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.


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Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G SIC SW Prime Nikkor Lens
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Ideal for travel, event, environmental and general photography in a wide variety of conditions, with superb optical formula and an ultra-fast f/1.4 maximum aperture .
  • Fast f/1.4 prime NIKKOR lens
  • Perfect for low-light conditions, general and travel photography.
  • Normal angle of view on FX-format cameras
  • Classic, normal angle of view when used on a Nikon FX-format digital SLR or 35mm film camera.
  • Ideal portrait lens on DX-format cameras
  • An ideal portrait lens when used on a Nikon DX-format digital SLR, approximating the angle of view similar to that of a 75mm lens on a Nikon FX-format digital SLR or a 35mm film camera.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
  • Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Enables fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus.
  • Close focusing to 1.5 feet
  • For extended versatility.
  • Rounded 9-blade diaphragm
  • Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.


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Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens
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This updated classic mid-range telephoto lens delivers incredibly sharp images and its fast f/1.4 aperture ensures a bright viewfinder image as well as beautiful background blur. Well suited for portraits, general purpose and low light work.Use of Nano Crystal Coat further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.

  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f1.4G Lens Highlights
  • Ultra-fast classic portrait lens
  • High performance f/1.4 mid-range telephoto lens offers a bright viewfinder image along with beautiful background blur (bokeh).
  • Nano Crystal Coat
  • Use of Nano Crystal Coat further reduces ghosting and interior flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.
  • Additional Features
  • Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format D-SLRs
  • DX-format D-SLR the angle of view is equivalent to a focal length of 127.5mm in FX/35mm format.
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
  • Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.



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Nikon 300mm f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II Nikkor Super Telephoto Prime Lens
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Enjoy fast-aperture f/2.8 Nikkor Super Telephoto performance, optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness for both FX and DX-format Nikon D-SLRs--perfect for action and sports photojournalism, wildlife photography and more. Lens Features & Highlights Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Vibration Reduction is engineered specifically for each VR Nikkor lens. VR II enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images. Exclusive Nano Crystal Coat Further reduces ghosting and internal flare for even greater image clarity. Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at wide apertures. Aspherical Lens Element Virtually eliminates coma and other aberrations, promoting image integrity. Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Delivers fast, accurate and quiet auto focusing. Three Focus Modes A/M mode joins the familiar M/A and M modes, enhancing AF control versatility with fast, secure switching between auto and manual focus to accommodate personal shooting techniques. Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare. AF Memory Recall Allows instant return to a predetermined point of focus. Rugged Construction Featuring enhanced dust and moisture resistance, magnesium die-cast barrel construction and a protective meniscus front lens. Tripod Detection Mode Detects and compensates for the specific vibrations encountered when shooting on a tripod with VR on. Close Focusing to 7.2 feet Focus to 7.2 feet in manual focus or 7.5 feet in autofocus, enabling striking image perspectives. Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.


Lens Features & Highlights
  • Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
  • Vibration Reduction is engineered specifically for each VR Nikkor lens. VR II enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images.
  • Exclusive Nano Crystal Coat
  • Further reduces ghosting and internal flare for even greater image clarity.
  • Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
  • Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at wide apertures.
  • Aspherical Lens Element
  • Virtually eliminates coma and other aberrations, promoting image integrity.
  • Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Delivers fast, accurate and quiet autofocusing.
  • Three Focus Modes
  • A/M mode joins the familiar M/A and M modes, enhancing AF control versatility with fast, secure switching between auto and manual focus to accommodate personal shooting techniques.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
  • Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.
  • AF Memory Recall
  • Allows instant return to a predetermined point of focus.
  • Rugged Construction
  • Featuring enhanced dust and moisture resistance, magnesium die-cast barrel construction and a protective meniscus front lens.
  • Tripod Detection Mode
  • Detects and compensates for the specific vibrations encountered when shooting on a tripod with VR on.
  • Close Focusing to 7.2 feet
  • Focus to 7.2 feet in manual focus or 7.5 feet in autofocus, enabling striking image perspectives.
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.


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11 years 4 months ago #271226 by Ian Stone
Anyone shooting primes only?

Actually this is a good question I'm going to ask in it's own thread.


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11 years 4 months ago #271229 by Scotty
lol alex you have most of these lenses. I think the 50 f/1.8G is actually better than the 1.4. It needs an update.

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11 years 4 months ago #271257 by Jim Photo
:judge:


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11 years 4 months ago #271425 by Prago
Wish list grew today :toetap:

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11 years 3 months ago #276450 by hillcl
I have the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 lens and I love it! I am thinking about adding the 50mm but I really want a wide angle lens next - zoom or prime. Any suggestions that won't break the bank? :)


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11 years 3 months ago #276467 by effron
I don't need any of them, (Actually have the 50 1.4) but want them all. I'm sick...with NAS!.... :angry:

Why so serious?
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11 years 1 week ago #285769 by donkittle
I mostly shoot all primes - the only zoom is usually a 70-200mm (or lately a 120-300mm).


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10 years 11 months ago #287099 by Scuba Mike
Now why does Nikon not have as many lenses as Canon?


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10 years 11 months ago #287102 by Screamin Scott
Actually, they have many more...The older manual focus lenses can still be used on many of their DSLR's, unlike Canon's (well they can, but you have to use an adapter). Something most people don't know, is that the first Canon made cameras sported Nikon optics

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