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Fast 50mm for Nikon

thewilliam 12 6.1k
16 Dec 2013 8:39PM
Trev, how often do you use your f1.4 lens wide open?

In the good 'ol days of manual focus, a wide aperture lens made it easier to get the picture sharp but we have AF these days.
Trev_B 14 151 68 England
16 Dec 2013 9:27PM
Quite often…. very useful when photographing new babes indoors without the use of flash, obviously a shallow DOF but that can be useful to loose some of the background. SmileSmile

thewilliam 12 6.1k
16 Dec 2013 11:08PM
In that case, you bought wisely, Trev. Would you consider going even wider by getting the f1.2, available only in manual-focus?
Trev_B 14 151 68 England
17 Dec 2013 7:12PM
I must admit I had not considered it but might if the f1.4 left me wanting… but it has not as yet.

annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
23 Dec 2013 12:17AM
For weddings I use an old Nikkor 55mm 1.2 that I adapted for the D era with the help of a dremel. there was no AI in 1974.
Just love the slightly soft focus fully open.
top quality, they go for about £ 200 these days.
SueEley 15 279 96 Wales
23 Dec 2013 3:06PM
The 50mm 1.4G is a really nice lens, I am finding. But I also suspect that the 1.8 will give v similar performance.

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