Canon 50MM f1.8 VS Nikon 50MM f1.8 ?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by netkiller, Nov 25, 2005.

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    netkiller Guest

    Canon 50MM f1.8 VS Nikon 50MM f1.8 ?
     
    netkiller, Nov 25, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    How about some more info, such as Canon EF 50 1.8 II USM
    vs............... that kind of thing or are you talking FD vs AI?
    or...............
     
    Guest, Nov 25, 2005
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    The Dave© Guest

    What about them? The Canon is a very fine lens, as I'm sure the Nikon
    is, too, though I'm not familiar with it. These basic lenses tend to
    be time-tested and very worthy, especially at their price.
     
    The Dave©, Nov 25, 2005
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    Tony Polson Guest


    Very sharp. Horrible bokeh, especially the Nikkor.


    [Cue: What is bokeh?]
     
    Tony Polson, Nov 25, 2005
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    DuffMomma Guest

    they both suck.
     
    DuffMomma, Nov 25, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    No, the photographer sucks.
     
    Guest, Nov 25, 2005
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    Sander Vesik Guest

    ^^^^^^^^
    much better bokeh than what a lot of lens with wussy bokeh give.
    Its a question of taste.
     
    Sander Vesik, Nov 25, 2005
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    Tony Polson Guest

    Oh, so predictable. ;-)
    Or your lack of it.
     
    Tony Polson, Nov 25, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    Your opinion was reached in what manner? If you've gotten less than stellar
    results with either, and the lens of you choice was attached to the proper
    camera, then you should look to yourself as the problem.
     
    Skip M, Nov 25, 2005
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    Doug Robbins Guest

    Please restrict your comments to subjects you know something about.
    I own both lenses and neither "sucks". Both are fine normal primes and
    should give exemplary results used with proper technique.

    Doug
     
    Doug Robbins, Nov 25, 2005
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    columbotrek Guest

    Have not used either. Being of the Nikon persuasion, I choose the 50mm
    f/1.4 AFD Nikkor. I have no complaints. It does what I got it for. A
    lens for use in low lighting conditions or when a small lens is needed.
    I find the f/1.4 to give sharp contrasty images. I have read reports
    and viewed sample photos shot with the f/1.8 though. You may even be
    able to find some comparisons on the web if you searched some. Get the
    one which fits the system you own and shoot with it. The f/1.8s are
    reported to be a bargain and a good performer.
     
    columbotrek, Nov 26, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest



    So Polson, please show us some of your tasteful photos.
     
    Alan Browne, Nov 26, 2005
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  13. I know nothing about these lenses, but isn't it said that Canon lenses are
    generally higher resolution, softer, less contrasty and less saturated,
    whereas the Nikon lenses are sharper, more contrasty and more colourful?
    Stereotyping loads, but would be interesting to hear if it's true.

    Duncan.
     
    Duncan J Murray, Nov 27, 2005
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    ras Guest

    although it's a bit outdated duncan check out photodo.com - both of the
    lenses on this thread are outstanding. even though i'm a nikon fan (and
    a relative newbie) i've no doubt that canon lenses are overall neck and
    neck with nikkors. both companies make a few cheap turkeys and both
    have among the very best available - with the average leaning towards
    the high quality end of the scale.

    ras
     
    ras, Nov 27, 2005
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    Matt Clara Guest

     
    Matt Clara, Nov 27, 2005
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    Matt Clara Guest

    WTF is wrong with you, Alan?
     
    Matt Clara, Nov 27, 2005
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Canon 50MM f1.8 VS Nikon 50MM f1.8 ?

    The Canon lens wins easily on my 20D, Totally Digital D60, and Fabulous
    EOS-1V.
    The Nikon lens? Hell, it won't even work!
     
    Annika1980, Nov 27, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Absolutely nothing.

    Why didn't you ask Polson the same question when he posted his backhand
    insult to Sander?

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Nov 27, 2005
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  19. Yes it will. Stephen Gandy, Novoflex, Fotodiox and the like can help with
    that.

    Martin
     
    Martin Francis, Nov 27, 2005
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Because I expect you to do better than that.
     
    Matt Clara, Nov 27, 2005
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