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Gotta love the Nikon 50mm f1.2

By Jorge Torralba

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Reply from Martin Tian on 11-29-11 1:42 AM
[quote]cayro wrote:
Folks, I know you're discussing the f1.2 lensm however, I have a question regarding the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens.
I'm thinking of getting this one for portraits, indoor, close ups and Bokeh, since it is more in my price range than the zeiss or the 50mm f1.2 you have discussed about.
Does any one of you own this lense? Or any other recommendations.
It is supposed to be a fast lens.[/quote]

Hi Cayro, based on my own experience, i would recommend 50 1.4D as an AF choice, and AI 50mm 2.0 as an MF choice. Two of my friends upgraded from 50 1.8D to 1.8G a few months before. They are using D700 and D3S. In their opinion, you should avoid 50 1.8D although it is sharper than the other 50 lenses. they said that the 50 1.8G is good mostly because of the improved bokeh. however the autofocus speed of 1.8G is a little bit slower than 1.8D. btw, the sigma 50 1.4 is said to be good, but i saw some negative data on its border and corner sharpness.
Reply from Jorge Torralba on 11-27-11 5:32 AM
[quote]cayro wrote:
Folks, I know you're discussing the f1.2 lensm however, I have a question regarding the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens.
I'm thinking of getting this one for portraits, indoor, close ups and Bokeh, since it is more in my price range than the zeiss or the 50mm f1.2 you have discussed about.
Does any one of you own this lense? Or any other recommendations.
It is supposed to be a fast lens.[/quote]

I have heard the 50 1.4 D reneders very similar images and is much faster at focusing. The 1.4G is supposedly a very slow focusing lens.

Reply from Alvaro Calix on 11-14-11 12:44 PM
Folks, I know you're discussing the f1.2 lensm however, I have a question regarding the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens.
I'm thinking of getting this one for portraits, indoor, close ups and Bokeh, since it is more in my price range than the zeiss or the 50mm f1.2 you have discussed about.
Does any one of you own this lense? Or any other recommendations.
It is supposed to be a fast lens.
Reply from Philip.f. Higgins on 09-22-11 2:07 AM
Had a pair of Nikkor 50mm f1:1.2 lenses both equally as good as each other alas I let one go to a very good friend of mine after a fair bit of convincing that I was doing the right thing. lol
I use this lens a lot with a PK13 ext tube which creates some beautiful close up/macro images.
I definitely will not be parting with this one. EVER ! lol
Reply from Todd on 05-13-11 12:55 PM
I'm liking mine alot...

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Todd
Reply from Big Lens on 05-2-11 7:06 AM
Did you see the new 1.8 50MM? I just ordered one of those, hope the bokeh lives up to the press- only $219 too. I also just picked up the 105Mm f2 manual focus lens from 1984 in pristine condition- lovely lens, especially for $125.
Reply from Jorge Torralba on 05-1-11 7:54 PM
Yea, this lens rocks for close work with smooth bokeh. I have a 105mm 1.8 coming in from Korea some time in the next week or two. That should be a fun lens to play with.
Reply from Min Chai on 05-1-11 7:46 PM
Thanks Zeiss for renewing my interest in my Oldy & goldy lens.. I feel , I should give it one more life.. Let me see if I could get something interesting out of this lens
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