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Thanks for the links Leighton! However, your pictures from both lenses are so good that it looks like one couldn't go wrong with either lens.
I do like getting up close and personal - hence the attractiveness of the 2.8 micro.
I've been using my AF 50 1.8D quite a bit as a walk-around lens, and while it's a good performer for the value, it's just not remarkable. Granted, that could be the limitations of the man behind the lens... I've seen some really interesting shots with both flavors of the 1.2, which, in turn, is what makes one of...Show more →
IMO there are plenty of lenses to consider, Nikon and non. The Sigma 50 is quite a nice lens if you're into portraiture, but it's huge and the corners never get sharp on FX. I found that on my D200 (and now my D600) the Cosina-Voigtlander 58/1.4 rarely comes off. It's a joy to use (perfectly damped focus ring) and, of course, I love the pictures I get with it. Back in Nikkor land, don't forget the 50/2.0.