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Nomen Nescio
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      12-10-2008, 09:00 PM
I saw the new Nikon 50mm f:1.4G is stock in Ottawa, at Galaxy Cameras ($570)
anyone tried this lens yet? Other than being bigger and heavier than the AF
50mm f:1.4D and $240 more!!! I am thinking the older one is more bang for
the buck!



 
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Bruce
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      12-11-2008, 06:56 PM
On Dec 10, 1:00*pm, "Nomen Nescio" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> I saw the new Nikon 50mm f:1.4G is stock in Ottawa, at Galaxy Cameras ($570)
> anyone tried this lens yet? Other than being bigger and heavier than the AF
> 50mm f:1.4D and $240 more!!! I am thinking the older one is more bang for
> the buck!



I haven't tried it yet, but I would be interested to know how it
performs, wide open.

I have the AF-D and AIS versions and they are optically similar apart
from the better coating on the AF version.
 
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Paul Furman
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      12-11-2008, 07:52 PM
Bruce wrote:
> On Dec 10, 1:00 pm, "Nomen Nescio" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> I saw the new Nikon 50mm f:1.4G is stock in Ottawa, at Galaxy Cameras ($570)
>> anyone tried this lens yet? Other than being bigger and heavier than the AF
>> 50mm f:1.4D and $240 more!!! I am thinking the older one is more bang for
>> the buck!

>
>
> I haven't tried it yet, but I would be interested to know how it
> performs, wide open.
>
> I have the AF-D and AIS versions and they are optically similar apart
> from the better coating on the AF version.


http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08...m_1_4glens.asp
"Headlining the new features is a built-in Silent Wave Motor which
enables autofocus with the D60/D40x/D40 DSLRs, but the lens also boasts
a brand-new optical system with 8 elements in 7 groups for improved
image quality, a circular aperture diaphragm for more attractive
background blur, and a barrel design which does not change length on
focusing."

"ts newly developed optical system delivers high performance, as it
efficiently corrects sagittal coma flare and chromatic aberration."

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RichA
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      12-12-2008, 01:37 AM
On Dec 11, 2:52*pm, Paul Furman <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Bruce wrote:
> > On Dec 10, 1:00 pm, "Nomen Nescio" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >> I saw the new Nikon 50mm f:1.4G is stock in Ottawa, at Galaxy Cameras ($570)
> >> anyone tried this lens yet? Other than being bigger and heavier than the AF
> >> 50mm f:1.4D and $240 more!!! I am thinking the older one is more bang for
> >> the buck!

>
> > I haven't tried it yet, but I would be interested to know how it
> > performs, wide open.

>
> > I have the AF-D and AIS versions and they are optically similar apart
> > from the better coating on the AF version.

>
> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08...m_1_4glens.asp
> "Headlining the new features is a built-in Silent Wave Motor which
> enables autofocus with the D60/D40x/D40 DSLRs, but the lens also boasts
> a brand-new optical system with 8 elements in 7 groups for improved
> image quality, a circular aperture diaphragm for more attractive
> background blur, and a barrel design which does not change length on
> focusing."
>


Better VR than the SWM. Means in-body I.S. cameras still have the
edge when they can mount f1.4 lenses on them.
 
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ad607@ncf.ca
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      12-12-2008, 02:25 PM

"RichA" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
On Dec 11, 2:52 pm, Paul Furman <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Bruce wrote:
> > On Dec 10, 1:00 pm, "Nomen Nescio" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >> I saw the new Nikon 50mm f:1.4G is stock in Ottawa, at Galaxy Cameras
> >> ($570)
> >> anyone tried this lens yet? Other than being bigger and heavier than
> >> the AF
> >> 50mm f:1.4D and $240 more!!! I am thinking the older one is more bang
> >> for
> >> the buck!

>
> > I haven't tried it yet, but I would be interested to know how it
> > performs, wide open.

>
> > I have the AF-D and AIS versions and they are optically similar apart
> > from the better coating on the AF version.

>
> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08...m_1_4glens.asp
> "Headlining the new features is a built-in Silent Wave Motor which
> enables autofocus with the D60/D40x/D40 DSLRs, but the lens also boasts
> a brand-new optical system with 8 elements in 7 groups for improved
> image quality, a circular aperture diaphragm for more attractive
> background blur, and a barrel design which does not change length on
> focusing."
>


Better VR than the SWM. Means in-body I.S. cameras still have the
edge when they can mount f1.4 lenses on them.

If you need VR in a 50mm f:1.4 lens, then you really don't have a clue or
skill!! I have been hand-holding fast glass for decades. I was asking if
anyone has it yet, so RichA that excludes you, as you can't tell an aperture
form your arsehole!





 
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RichA
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      12-12-2008, 07:40 PM
On Dec 12, 9:25 am, "(E-Mail Removed)" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> "RichA" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Dec 11, 2:52 pm, Paul Furman <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Bruce wrote:
> > > On Dec 10, 1:00 pm, "Nomen Nescio" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> > >> I saw the new Nikon 50mm f:1.4G is stock in Ottawa, at Galaxy Cameras
> > >> ($570)
> > >> anyone tried this lens yet? Other than being bigger and heavier than
> > >> the AF
> > >> 50mm f:1.4D and $240 more!!! I am thinking the older one is more bang
> > >> for
> > >> the buck!

>
> > > I haven't tried it yet, but I would be interested to know how it
> > > performs, wide open.

>
> > > I have the AF-D and AIS versions and they are optically similar apart
> > > from the better coating on the AF version.

>
> >http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08...m_1_4glens.asp
> > "Headlining the new features is a built-in Silent Wave Motor which
> > enables autofocus with the D60/D40x/D40 DSLRs, but the lens also boasts
> > a brand-new optical system with 8 elements in 7 groups for improved
> > image quality, a circular aperture diaphragm for more attractive
> > background blur, and a barrel design which does not change length on
> > focusing."

>
> Better VR than the SWM. Means in-body I.S. cameras still have the
> edge when they can mount f1.4 lenses on them.
>
> If you need VR in a 50mm f:1.4 lens, then you really don't have a clue or
> skill!! I have been hand-holding fast glass for decades. I was asking if
> anyone has it yet, so RichA that excludes you, as you can't tell an aperture
> form your arsehole!


Ok, if you are shooting at 1/15th of a second with a 50mm lens on a
camera with a crop factor of 1.5, will the image be as sharp with and
without in-body I.S.?
The question is pretty simple.
 
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Bruce
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      12-12-2008, 08:08 PM
On Dec 11, 11:52*am, Paul Furman <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Bruce wrote:
> > On Dec 10, 1:00 pm, "Nomen Nescio" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >> I saw the new Nikon 50mm f:1.4G is stock in Ottawa, at Galaxy Cameras ($570)
> >> anyone tried this lens yet? Other than being bigger and heavier than the AF
> >> 50mm f:1.4D and $240 more!!! I am thinking the older one is more bang for
> >> the buck!

>
> > I haven't tried it yet, but I would be interested to know how it
> > performs, wide open.

>
> > I have the AF-D and AIS versions and they are optically similar apart
> > from the better coating on the AF version.

>
> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08...m_1_4glens.asp
> "Headlining the new features is a built-in Silent Wave Motor which
> enables autofocus with the D60/D40x/D40 DSLRs, but the lens also boasts
> a brand-new optical system with 8 elements in 7 groups for improved
> image quality, a circular aperture diaphragm for more attractive
> background blur, and a barrel design which does not change length on
> focusing."
>
> "ts newly developed optical system delivers high performance, as it
> efficiently corrects sagittal coma flare and chromatic aberration."



Thanks Paul.
 
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