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    Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S

    I accidentally ordered this lens twice from Amazon. I just got the shipping notice for the second one, which came as quite a shock to me. Since they seem to be back ordered by a month or more I thought I would offer it to an APUG member first before I send it back.

    I have to say I am very happy with the first copy of this lens I received a few weeks ago. It is a nice improvement over the AFD version on a modern camera like the F100 and the digital bodies. Very sharp, and the backgrounds blur nice and smoothly when shot open.

    Price is $219 (what I paid for it) plus Paypal fees and shipping. It arrives here on Friday, so no pictures. I am trusting it will be in like new condition.

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    Great lens. I have one and enjoy it, if I had to give up all my Nikon glass except one lens I would keep this one.

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    It is a great lens. I just wish they would take the same knowledge they used for the 50 and 85 f/1.8 AFS lenses and make a new 35mm f/2. While I like the current 35mm AFD, it could certainly use an update.

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    If only it wasn't a G
    "Would you like it if someone that painted in oils told you that you were not making portraits because you were using a camera?"
    "Shouldn't it be more about the joy of producing and viewing the photo than what you paid for the camera?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bblhed View Post
    If only it wasn't a G
    I know. I wish they would have left the aperture rings on the new lenses. Seems a shame we can't have the new optical performance on our older cameras. At least the G lenses work OK on the F100 and F5. Too bad my Nikormat can't use it. But for that I like the manual focus AIS lenses better anyway.



 

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