58mm f/1.4 Nokton SL-II 

  • FX coverage
  • AI-S plus chipped for modern Nikons
  • Manual focus only
  • 7 elements in 6 groups
  • 9-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/16
  • 58mm filter ring
  • 18" (.45m) minimum focus, max magnification 1:5.8
  • 1.9 x 2.5" (47.5mm x 64.4mm) long, diameter
  • 11.3 ounces (320g) weight
  • optional LH-58 screen-in lens hood
  • US$490

Thom's Mini Review: A substantial lens that's a little long for FX but makes a very good DX portrait lens (87mm equivalent). Well made and optically quite excellent in the center, even wide open. A bit sharper than the best Nikkor 50mm wide open, in fact. Really nice bokeh at f/2 to f/4 coupled with superb sharpness makes this a real winner. Personally, I find this a better choice than the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar, partly because it's a better value while still holding its own optically. Recommended

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