Announced back in October, the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G prime lens has reached DxO Labs testing grounds, which revealed some interesting information.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G is not intended to come as a replacement for the old Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 model; instead, it tries to offer an alternative to the AF-S 50mm f/1.4G lens.
The lens has been tested alongside AF-S 50mm f/1.4G and AF 50mm f/1.4D and got some interesting results. It seems that the new AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G is four points behind the other two lenses in terms of image quality.
Sharpness is a little low when compared with the other lenses in this test, but the AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G is way better when it comes to chromatic aberration and vignetting levels.
Having in mind its hefty price of $1,699.95 / €1,749.00, the new AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G will have a hard time on the market due to the reduced prices of similar lenses.