Nikon Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8

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  1. Mike Kennedy

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    Any users of this glass? Your evaluation?

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    Best deal in new lenses?
     
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    my premium workhorse in companion with the 24mm
    it's. sharp, fast, cheap and very nice
     
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    Sharp, fast, cheap. The D version may be worth purchasing if you use a body that can use the feature, and if you do a lot of TTL flash photography, but the non-D is optically identical and some believe it's better made. (I've only used the non-D so I can't comment on that.)

    I own the 1.4, primarily because the camera geek in me always wanted to have an f/1.4 lens, but other than being 2/3 stop faster, I can't say I gained much. (Then again I got it inexpensively so it doesn't matter. :smile: )

    If money is a concern, the f/1.8 is only a very minor sacrifice compared to the f/1.4, and the price certainly makes up for it.
     
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    Love it. I use it on my Nikon FM and it works beautifully.
     
  6. Mike Kennedy

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    I was thinking of using it on my N90s.
     
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    It's a nice lens. I have bought two of them brand new. The other one is made is Japan (non-D version) and the other one is chinese (D-version). Funny that the one I bought in 1993 cost more than the chinese version I bought in September 2007.

    I love this Nikkor. It's light and small enough to carry always in your bag. At F8 it is as good as you can ever hope it to be.

    Avoid the largest aperture and you will be always happy with this Nikkor.
     
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    Yes - what they all said.

    Me thinks it is the finest lens for the price to be had at any level, at any budget. For the N90S, get the D version, Chinese or Japanese made. Either one is superb.
     
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    I have used it on my FG, N90s, and F4...since it is not the D version, it rattles a bit on the F100s, but the focus is quick and the images are sharp.
     
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    Love it.

    Mine is the only lense I use with my F601
     
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    I shoot mainly black and white, and I love the 50mm focal length. I shot with this lens exclusively for a solid year and like it a lot. It doesn't exude physical quality, but it's light and cheap, with low distortion, and is plenty sharp. Some say it has low contrast wide open, but I have mostly used it in combination with fast, contrasty film stocks, and so have no reservations about shooting at f2 any time, all the time (handheld people photography). Also, I find the AF to be fast (in comparison with the 20mm f2.8 afd and the 85mm f1.8 afd), at least on the F6.

    For $100, just buy one.
     
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    Incredible value for the money. It's been my only lens for my F100 until recently, and I have never wished for a different 50.