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Archive 2013 · 50mm 1.8G vs 50mm 1.4G with two sample screen captures.
  
 
sonofjesse2010
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p.1 #1 · 50mm 1.8G vs 50mm 1.4G with two sample screen captures.


I have read tons on this debate. The 1.8G has been hard to find, so I was unable to test. Well finally got a 1.8 in today and compared it to my 1.4. Both on a D600.

I used single point of focus on the same spot (below my screenshots) and just did two quick screen grabs (1:1). I did this at 1.8, 2.8 and 4. The 1.8 won every single time.

I thought this was very interesting, in my heart I wanted the 1.4 to win mainly cause of the huge double price it commands. I guess for people having to have that 2/3 stop you have to have it their is no way around it. I guess for the rest of the world the 1.8 is the clear winner.

(PS i have 1.4 for sale )

Hope this helps somebody. I know I know I guess I should have listened to all the posts...It was just a bit hard for me to believe it was a clear difference. I even had somebody who is not a camera person come look at the pics and right off the bat they picked the 1.8 over the 1.4.

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Feb 18, 2013 at 07:30 PM
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p.1 #2 · 50mm 1.8G vs 50mm 1.4G with two sample screen captures.


Have you focus adjusted your 1.4? It looks like it needs it.


Feb 18, 2013 at 07:49 PM
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p.1 #3 · 50mm 1.8G vs 50mm 1.4G with two sample screen captures.


No I did not this was just out of the box settings. Hope that helps.




Feb 18, 2013 at 07:58 PM
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p.1 #4 · 50mm 1.8G vs 50mm 1.4G with two sample screen captures.


Although the 50 1.4G is not extremely sharp at 1.4, it's also not that soft as your results. As Michelle mentioned, try Af tuning & manual focus. The main problem I found with my 50 1.4G was focus speed & not sharpness.


Feb 18, 2013 at 08:23 PM
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p.1 #5 · 50mm 1.8G vs 50mm 1.4G with two sample screen captures.


I've tried both and for me, it's hard to tell the difference when both are wide open. even a f/2.8, i believe they're both pretty sharp. I'm just glad I got the 1.8 instead of the 1.4.


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p.1 #6 · 50mm 1.8G vs 50mm 1.4G with two sample screen captures.


that looks like focus error. use contrast detect focus in liveview.

but I'm not saying the 1.8 couldn't be sharper, I have one and it's terrific!



Feb 18, 2013 at 09:17 PM
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p.1 #7 · 50mm 1.8G vs 50mm 1.4G with two sample screen captures.


A comparison from another forum of them wide open:

Nikon 50mm 1.4G
http://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Lens-Tests/ISO-12233/Nikon-50mm-f-1.4G-AF-S-Lens/Crop1/2009-10-23_15-33-15.jpg

Nikon 50mm 1.8G
http://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Lens-Tests/ISO-12233/Nikon-50mm-f-1.8G-AF-S-Lens/Crop1/2011-08-20_14-59-51.jpg



Feb 18, 2013 at 09:18 PM
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p.1 #8 · 50mm 1.8G vs 50mm 1.4G with two sample screen captures.


The difference is what is inside internally:

50 1.8G






50 1.4G







Feb 18, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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p.1 #9 · 50mm 1.8G vs 50mm 1.4G with two sample screen captures.


That looks horribly off. Like the 1.4 needs micro adjustments.


Feb 19, 2013 at 03:00 AM





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