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Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G


2 Dec 2012 9:11PM

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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 2 1
13 Dec 2012 5:24PM
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 6 4.8k
13 Dec 2012 5:30PM
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.
13 Dec 2012 8:33PM
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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.

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 4 1.3k 203 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 12:32AM
I know. You already said.

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