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James R
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


What do you consider the best 50? Needs to be AF, so no Zeiss. Sharpness should be consider from 2.8 thru 11. Appreciate your help. Can't remember using a fixed 50 in 20 years or more.


Mar 02, 2013 at 07:23 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF-S is probably what you need.


Mar 02, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


The 50 f1.8G has been a pleasant surprise in less than ideal light, James


Mar 02, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


3 strikes for the 50 f1.8G. My cheapest lens but one of the best too.


Mar 02, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


If sharpness and free of any distortion are your primary concerns, I would get 60 2.8G instead.


Mar 02, 2013 at 04:47 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


I tried them all. The Sigma was the overall winner. It's a bit faster than the Nikon 50 1.8G, and it's has a more solid pro build vs. the lighter consumer build of the Nikon. It had less CA than the Nikon too.


Kent in SD



Mar 02, 2013 at 05:24 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


Given that you're looking at performance from f2.8 on, the Nikon 50 1.8G is the way to go for sure in my opinion.


Mar 02, 2013 at 08:18 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


I will give the 50 1.8 G, and Sigma's 50 a look and check the 60 out one more time. As I thought, no love the 1.4 G.

Thanks everyone.



Mar 02, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


I loves my Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF


Mar 02, 2013 at 11:07 PM
 

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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


I've got the 50/1.4G and love it. Great lens for sure. If you don't need 1.4, then I'd say get the 1.8


Mar 02, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


lukeb wrote:
I loves my Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF


Me too.



Mar 02, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


I hate to copy everyone else, but the 1.8G is incredible. Forget price, let's talk overall performance. I had the 1.8D, and have used the 1.4G also. For me, the AF speed is about the same as the 1.8D but optics are much better. Perhaps the aspherics and coatings are the key. Coming from Canon, I'd say the 1.8G and my old 35/1.4L have equal IQ. No joke


Mar 03, 2013 at 06:23 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


I love the 50 1.4 G. I've had them all and it's by far the best and with the best build quality. It's a little slower to focus but very accurate and I'll take that any time. Color and bokeh are beautiful.


Mar 03, 2013 at 07:39 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


viczig wrote:
Me too.


Same here.



Mar 03, 2013 at 08:40 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


Had the Siggy, and the 1.4g, but the only remaining 50 I use now is the 1.8g


Mar 03, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


can't beat the price of the 1.8g


Mar 04, 2013 at 12:52 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


I've order the 1.8 from B&H, 196.00 including shipping. Thanks for the advice.


Mar 04, 2013 at 01:58 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Seek Opinions on Best 50 AF


The f/1.8 AF is so good and so cheap everyone should have one.



Mar 04, 2013 at 03:15 AM





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