Lenses for:

Portraits, Weddings & Events

AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

Capture life’s defining moments

Nikkor lenses for photographing portraits, weddings and events excel at capturing the richness and intimacy of every human emotion. With great speed and amazing depth, they’re ideal for isolating subjects and softening backgrounds—even in challenging light. Whether you’re shooting candidly or setting up portraits, make life’s defining moments look their best.

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Characteristics of a Portrait Lens

Blurred backgrounds

Fast apertures help sharp focus of your subjects while letting backgrounds softly fall away.

Sharp low-light photos

Capture great candids at dimly-lit wedding receptions or dance floors without the blur.

Fast focus performance

Shoot tack-sharp portraits with impressive detail and amazing color reproduction.

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I always advise people to put their money into great glass because lenses are about the best investment you can possibly make in your photography.

– Tamara Lackey, Nikon Ambassador

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Prime vs. Zoom

Product grouping of NIKKOR Prime Lenses
Prime Lenses
…are usually compact and easy to carry
…great in low light scenarios for use with natural light
…offer the largest apertures for softer backgrounds
Product grouping of NIKKOR Zoom Lenses
Zoom Lenses
…are great for establishing, mid-range and close-up shots all in one lens
…let you zoom without moving your feet
…typically offer Vibration Reduction (VR)

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