Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G Review

January 28, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 58mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Nikkor 58mm f1.4 lens was attached to a Nikon Df body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure Delay Mode was activated. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 14mmThe full frame at 58mm

The lens is soft wide open at f/1.4, not sharpening up until f/2.8 in the centre and f/4 at the edges. From f/2.8 through f/11 in the centre, sharpness is outstanding, and f/16 is only slightly worse.

Aperture Centre (100% Crop) Edge (100% Crop)
f/1.4 f1_4.jpg f1_4.jpg
f/2 f2.jpg f2.jpg
f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg