Again, you are asking this question under an item that is not a camera at all. This item is a LENS, to be attached to a camera. In that regard, I cannot compare the Canon 50 mm 1.4 compared to a Nikon 50 mm 1.4. I have only used this lens on a Canon (also, remember that Canon lenses only work on Canon's; Nikon lens only work on Nikon). I am a fan of this lens, and it creates beautiful effects in images, but isn't great for beginners.