December will see the UK launch of a 50mm f/1.4G AF-S lens from Nikon.

A Nikon spokesman said: ‘The new lens has a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 respectively for a bright viewfinder experience, beautiful background blur with shallow depth of field. It also incorporates Nikon?s ultra-compact Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ring-type for silent, fast and accurate focusing and enables autofocus in cameras without a built-in motor, such as the Nikon D40 and Nikon D60.’

The new lens will cost £279.99.