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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:43 pm 
1.8 50 was my choice, for me personally just a quarter of a stop on the 1.4 was not worth the extra cost however both are cracking lenses so its just a matter of ones own preferance.


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2/3rds of a stop actually, but I do agree the difference might not be worth the price, depending on what you shoot.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:35 am 
I got the 50mm 1.8D.
Got this one mainly because of the price, bloody cheap. Amazing in low light and the dof is awesome. Also, the fact that this lens has a manual aperture ring meant I could reverse it for macro photography (did this before getting my 60mm macro).
And now the aperture ring is very handy for video :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:28 am 
Just picked up a 1.8D. Pretty happy with the results. Don't know if the 1.4 is worth the extra money for me.

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Luckily I could just afford it at the time, so I got the 1.4G for low light capabilities at home, as I don't have an external flash unit yet.
Happy with it so far, it's sharp & has great DOF capabilities. MUCH better than i'm used to.

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I've been looking at the 50 f/1.4 G for a while, it seems to be pretty sharp and has fast focusing. I've been using my 50mm F2.0 AI for a while, but the lack of autofocus is annoying.

How are you enjoying it oldCarlos?

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Very pleased with it Evan, it's obviously much better in low light than my 16-85mm, for inside family shots, although I haven't used it that much yet tbh.

Took this Xmas day, focused on the square box in the centre. Shooting into the light so used camera flash.

F1.6
1/60th sec
ISO 125

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Took this outside a few days ago.

F5.6
1/60th sec
ISO 560.

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Nikkor f/1.8 was the 1st prime lens I bought.

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tonight when i look at the digitalrev(kei) facebook.
I found out that nikon have released new Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens.
Is it truth. :shock:

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http://blog.digitalrev.com/2011/04/13/n ... 1-8g-lens/

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:21 pm 
Strange one on the 50mm f1.8 AF-S or G or whatever you want to call it.

It hasnt been released, it just popped up on Nikon's website for a couple of hours yesterday.

Different websites have latched onto it as presumably it was accidental (or sneaky deliberate :twisted: ) leak of a lens thats soon to be released, presumably in a press conference with some others (come on 85 AF-S or 12mm AF-S *crosses fingers*)


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To not get this too far offtopic, I do hope they have more up their sleeves, why else would they announce the D5100 without the single lens they have ready for release. There is more to follow than just the 50/1.8G for sure.

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tonight when i look at the digitalrev(kei) facebook
I found out that nikon have released new Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G lens


Hopefully Kai & Lok will go out to test it! :wink:


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Hope so. :)
now just wait to see the Nikon announced, first.
before they can make video. ;)

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:57 pm 
Got the 50mm 1.8 AF-D for 100$, because i had to have a shorter portrait lens for indoor shots where i wanted to catch more of the subject in frame.

Just bought the 50mm 1.4 AF-D for 200 Euro, it's ariving today. Because I often shoot in very dark places. Heard it's not that sharp as the 1.8. I'll just have to see for myself. Maybe i'll even do a comparison in the lens gallery.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:43 am 
I just purchased the new Nikon 50mm f/1.8G for portraits, seems to be a good lens so far but I'm only learning so my review might night be that important. The lens seems to focus nice and quick and it seems very quiet.
As this is a new lens I'm not sure of what the costs are going to be but from looking around and comparing prices I picked it up for $250 Australian, hope that price is about right.


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