Nikon AF-S 50mm f:1.4G in Ottawa now

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Nomen Nescio, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Nomen Nescio

    Nomen Nescio Guest

    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!
     
    Nomen Nescio, Dec 10, 2008
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    Bruce Guest


    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.
     
    Bruce, Dec 11, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08092201nikkor_50mm_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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    Paul Furman, Dec 11, 2008
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    RichA Guest

    Better VR than the SWM. Means in-body I.S. cameras still have the
    edge when they can mount f1.4 lenses on them.
     
    RichA, Dec 12, 2008
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    ad607 Guest

    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!
     
    ad607, Dec 12, 2008
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    RichA Guest

    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.
     
    RichA, Dec 12, 2008
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    Bruce Guest


    Thanks Paul.
     
    Bruce, Dec 12, 2008
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