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    How good is the Nikkor 50/1.4 non-AI lens?

    Should I keep it or consider an upgrade to something newer for my film bodies?
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    It's great, as long as you don't need to put it on an AI camera that doesn't have the tab that can flip out of the way.
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    I use it mostly on my Nikon F.
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    Then it's great. /thread.
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    I agree, they don't get a whole lot better.
    Maybe better coatings but that is subjective to the look you like.
    A newer one may be a bit more resistant to flare but not a lot sharper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemuir View Post
    I agree, they don't get a whole lot better.
    Maybe better coatings but that is subjective to the look you like.
    A newer one may be a bit more resistant to flare but not a lot sharper.
    Exactly! I prefer the older single coated Nikkors for portraits. They just don't get any better!
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    Excellent!!
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    As you can see from the picture below, other then the seemingly odd aperture blade geometry and resulting bokeh, I can't say I can find fault with it optically compared to any of these other f1.4. They are all quite good and certainly well made.


    More info at http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...kor/index2.htm



 

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