Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S
Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:01
Posted 25 January 2009 - 19:23
dont know all these thoughts came at once in the previous 2 hrs , i will wait for the morning light to continue what i started then give it a final judgment ,
Posted 25 January 2009 - 19:38
I'm glad to have one and can't say anything bad about...
h.a.n.d! --> have a nice day ! ;D
Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:12
Posted 06 February 2009 - 18:25
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:37
Posted 16 February 2009 - 22:31
Harry - in the Missouri Ozarks.
Posted 17 February 2009 - 00:55
Posted 19 February 2009 - 01:34
however, the lens is up to the quality you'd expect to get. I always use it on FX and it never fails to impress me.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 22:30
Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:46
Posted 29 November 2009 - 19:54
First impressions, built quality ok, but of course the 1.2 is much better build. Autofocus rather slowish, ok let's call it slow
Image quality and sharpness quite ok, but rather bland compared to the 1.2, might take some time to get used to.
I think the modern AF-S Nikon lenses like this 50mm and 24-70mm are very balanced and neutral but also a bit boring.
1. f2.5 iso 1.600
2. f2 iso 1.600
Posted 14 December 2009 - 00:58
I am presently traveling with just 3 lenses, this is one of them.
Posted 31 January 2010 - 19:19
Posted 20 June 2010 - 20:22
Contrast is a bit low wide open. Distortion is not a problem for me, since I get it corrected (with DxO - while I sometimes decide not to correct vignetting, I correct distortion systematically with this lens).
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 23:08
It is sharper and with more contrast between f/1.4 and f/2.5 than the AF 1.4/50mm, is less troubled with flare and produces no hotspot in the studio with white background.
The bayonett lens hood attached to the lens body is another welcome feature. My AF 1.4/50mm got a bit "wobbely" after some years of stress the lens hood put on the mechanics.
Wide open it's a little bit soft, but get's sharper and pics up contrast with every 1/3 stop you close the aperture. At f/2 it's allready better than the 1.2/50mm AiS.
The distortion seems to me a little bit stronger than the AF 1.8/50mm, AF 1.4/50mm and 1.2/50mm AiS.
From f/4 onwards it doesn't matter IMO which Nikkor 50mm you use. They are equal enough. The AF 1.8/50mm has the lowest distortions.
I gave my AF 1.8/50mm and AF 1.4/50mm happely away for it and kept the 1.2/50mm AiS just for its "differend" soft rendering wide open.
AF is about as "fast" as the AF 1.4/50mm on my D300 and D700. No focus issues that I am aware of.
D700, f/1.8 at 50cm
Edited by Marc Schlueter, 08 December 2011 - 08:07 .
Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:38
Pretty astonishing performance wide open even in the corners of a D300 and a D700. Good contrast even when the sun is in the image, little flare/ghosting. Heavy sagittal coma flare at f/1.4, almost gone at f/2.8. AF produces less outliers than the old AF 50/1.4D.
You can find more detailed information and sample images via my signature.
Posted 18 February 2011 - 22:26
Take the shot, you never know.
Posted 22 February 2011 - 12:40
At full aperture it works well in real photography, I've put this version of this picture here as it shows background blur better than another version in my gallery here
Edited by Dave Rosser, 01 July 2011 - 13:15 .
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