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p.274 #1 · p.274 #1 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Dj R wrote:
anyone with a d850, what is your AF fine tune #?


About +7, same as my D800.



Sep 25, 2017 at 09:39 PM
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p.274 #2 · p.274 #2 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Dj R wrote:
anyone with a d850, what is your AF fine tune #?


Two different 58G's

D750 +15 and +17
D810 +15 and +18
D850 +20 and + 17

The AF fine tune corrections for the 58G are high and quite normal. As mentioned before I have sent my 58G to Nikon servicing and this is quite common.



Sep 25, 2017 at 11:49 PM
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p.274 #3 · p.274 #3 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


I am seeing the same

And on the other hand a 50 1.4g was -18.

charles.K wrote:
Two different 58G's

D750 +15 and +17
D810 +15 and +18
D850 +20 and + 17

The AF fine tune corrections for the 58G are high and quite normal. As mentioned before I have sent my 58G to Nikon servicing and this is quite common.




Sep 25, 2017 at 11:52 PM
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p.274 #4 · p.274 #4 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


mine isnt quite as sharp as it used to be wide open. its been dropped before, then serviced and is still in spec according to nikon after the repair adjustment but it has never quite been the same.

here are a few from the other night no a date night.

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2017-09-24_0001 by Shawn Robertson, on Flickr

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2017-09-24_0002 by Shawn Robertson, on Flickr

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2017-09-26_0002 by Shawn Robertson, on Flickr

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2017-09-26_0003 by Shawn Robertson, on Flickr

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2017-09-26_0001 by Shawn Robertson, on Flickr



Sep 26, 2017 at 04:44 PM
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p.274 #5 · p.274 #5 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


D810, 1.0s, f4, ISO64...




Sep 30, 2017 at 11:11 PM
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  NIKON D750    58.0 mm f/1.4 lens    58mm    f/1.4    1/320s    800 ISO    +0.3 EV  




Oct 01, 2017 at 03:07 AM
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p.274 #7 · p.274 #7 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


This lens may be about as sharp as my dog but I do love the results! Great shot Elijah!

Elijah wrote:




Oct 01, 2017 at 03:10 AM
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p.274 #8 · p.274 #8 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


@Blakehfreeman how sharp is your dog then?
I've seen wide open examples from the 58G that blew my mind.



Oct 01, 2017 at 10:29 AM
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p.274 #9 · p.274 #9 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


I've owned this lens and loved its results... but even amongst its fans there is a very clear realization it's not the sharpest lens out there. Note I'm not discussing it's drawing style, which I love, just it's sharpness.

But if you want to ignore others whom own the lens, resolution charts, nikons MTF charts by all means go ahead.

mbphoto_2.8 wrote:
@Blakehfreeman@ how sharp is your dog then?
I've seen wide open examples from the 58G that blew my mind.




Oct 01, 2017 at 10:08 PM
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p.274 #10 · p.274 #10 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Blakehfreeman wrote:
This lens may be about as sharp as my dog but I do love the results! Great shot Elijah!



Thanks mate.

BTW, there's a huge difference in out-of-focus and soft shots.
Maybe you got a dud but if you'd see my full res images at 1.4 and think they're too soft, you have some serious pixel-peeping issues
Been using the 58G mostly wide open for over three years and a lot of my clients are beyond happy with their soft shots

Oh and congrats on the new avatar



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p.274 #11 · p.274 #11 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Some shots from a recent wedding. The 58G is definitely my workhorse lens.


























Oct 02, 2017 at 04:27 AM
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p.274 #12 · p.274 #12 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Will post a whole lot more from this wedding later




  NIKON D750    58.0 mm f/1.4 lens    58mm    f/1.4    1/1250s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Oct 08, 2017 at 04:15 AM
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p.274 #13 · p.274 #13 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


I'm so happy with the focal length and rendering of this lens. It's the goldilocks I've wanted for so long on the 50-ish end.


























Oct 08, 2017 at 10:04 PM
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Oct 09, 2017 at 01:33 AM
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p.274 #15 · p.274 #15 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Im further impressed by all these wonderful shots. Congratulations!

Has anybody been using the D850? Any problems with the resolution?

I am asking as in other spaces / other forums people have been guessing that the 45MP might be too demanding for this lens.



Oct 09, 2017 at 07:03 AM
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p.274 #16 · p.274 #16 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Charles K. has used the lense on the d850 quite a bit.
Look for his comments on that in the d850 thread -
he actually exchanged his original version and found one, which was better
suited for the demanding sensor of the new camera.
He recommened to choose out from different versions of the lense if possible.



Oct 09, 2017 at 08:12 AM
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kwe67 wrote:
Im further impressed by all these wonderful shots. Congratulations!

Has anybody been using the D850? Any problems with the resolution?

I am asking as in other spaces / other forums people have been guessing that the 45MP might be too demanding for this lens.


The 58/1.4G is a unique lens. At f/1.4 it is wonderful as a portrait lens even near distances. My understanding at f/1.4 it performs best near to medium distances. Once you stop down the 58G the lens is very sharp and has a very different character. I used the 58G as my walk around lens in Spain about 2 months ago with the D810 and loved it. I was using the 58G often at f/5.6 for street shots.

The only difference with D850 is that you have to ensure the lens will calibrate accurately. The 58G will often require a high fine tune AF correction, typically +15. My previous 58G copy could not be calibrated with in the range on the D850, so I moved it on.

The D850 with the 58G will yield superb shots but you just need to spend some time calibrating it accurately.



Oct 09, 2017 at 10:03 AM
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p.274 #18 · p.274 #18 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


kwe67 wrote:
Im further impressed by all these wonderful shots. Congratulations!

Has anybody been using the D850? Any problems with the resolution?

I am asking as in other spaces / other forums people have been guessing that the 45MP might be too demanding for this lens.


I use this lens on the D850. It is my all time favourite lens. There is a resolution limit on this lens though. I'd say it is somewhere around 16-20 megapixels shooting wide open. It sharpens up very quickly and at F2.0 I'd have to say it is almost capable of resolving a full 46 megapixels.

I find my copy @ F1.4 is very sharp at close focal lengths and then loses a bit of sharpness from 10-20 feet and then starts to regain great sharpness towards infinity.

I do prefer to shoot the 58mm on a lower megapixel body like the D600 but that is only because the 100% crops look very sharp. When you go to print, the D850 will most likely win out in most cases with proper sharpening.




Oct 09, 2017 at 01:21 PM
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p.274 #19 · p.274 #19 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


I seem to be drawn to gear that is much criticized initially, then reaches cult status eventually. This 58 1.4G. The Nikon Df - which produces great images with this lens (as does my D3s.) And the D5, which has already received cult status in my family.

I agree that it is not suited to the high resolution bodies 800/810/850. But then, neither am I.



Oct 09, 2017 at 02:43 PM
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p.274 #20 · p.274 #20 · The 58mm F/1.4G Thread


Correct me if I'm wrong here, but unless you're planning to print 30 inch prints on a regular basis, the 58mm 1.4G should be perfectly fine on the D850 once your final edits are down-res'd and share on the typical mediums (web, social media, smaller prints, etc.). Wouldn't a


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