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Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

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LenShepherd
LenShepherd e2 Member 62460 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 - 9:11 PM


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The screens are different, because the intent with AF is that you only use the screen for framing, not for focussing. There are no aids like split-image, rangefinder or fresnel patches which made focussing easier.


Lets agree to disagree.
I always used plain ground grass screens for manual focus on the Olympus system.
High end current digital is similar ground glass though around 3 stops darker with less focus "bite".
Even so for about a third of my AF body work I use manual focus - without any special difficulty.
In my experience the D200 did not quite equal best 100 ISO slide film, but the D300 and later digital cameras do.

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iShan
iShan  1
13 Dec 2012 - 5:24 PM

Guys, a big Thank You for your valuable comments. I was going through a lot of blogs and found that a Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G on my D60 would work as a 50mm on a FX camera, giving me natural eyeview photos. Any thoughts on buying this lens instead of a 50mm?

thewilliam
13 Dec 2012 - 5:30 PM

It depends what sort of pictures you take. Have a look at the EXIF data for your favourite images and see which focal length your zoom lens was set to.

LenShepherd
LenShepherd e2 Member 62460 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 - 8:33 PM

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The screens are different, because the intent with AF is that you only use the screen for framing, not for focussing. There are no aids like split-image, rangefinder or fresnel patches which made focussing easier.
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I mainly disagree. With film bodies I preferred plain matt, not split image or fresnel. Provided I had my eyesight checked regularly I had no problem with matt screens.
With modern DSLR's I continue to focus manually about one third of the time using the matt part of the screen.

Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41202 forum posts United Kingdom198 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 12:32 AM

I know. You already said.

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