New Nikkor 50mm f1.4 Marks A New Approach

Nikon have just announced a new AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.4G lens.

The great thing about this lens (apart from the improvements they have made optically) is the fact that its the first non super telephoto prime lens with a built in focusing motor. Lets hope that this is the first of many shorter prime lenses coming from Nikon. This opens up the possibility of using primes for faster moving assignments (the older primes relied on focusing being driven by a motor built in to the body; this resulted in slower and noisier focusing).

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