Summary: I have owned the 50mm 1.8d, 1.8g & 1.4g, and this is by far the worst of them all.I am a semi pro wedding photographer, and use a D700 as my main camera. I upgraded though the 50mm range until I reached the 1.4g. I have been so dissapointed with it's performance that I have 'downgraded' back to the 1.8g, which to me is a much better behaved lens in every way, and you only lose 2/3 of a stop from the 1.4.Not that that really matters, because the 1.4 is extremely soft...
Pros: Focus Hunts, Heavy Vignetting, Lightweight, Poor Low Light Focusing, Soft Wide Open
Cons: Focus Hunts, Heavy Vignetting, Poor low light focusing, Soft wide open
Summary: I have ordered for my Nikon 40D the following article, (Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras) I installed on my camera, and it doesn't work. On the screen shows following msg. Stellen sie den Blendenring des Objektivs auf die kleinste Blende (Gröste Blendenzahl) ein und arretieren Sie es). I did try to follow the msg, and did exactly how it says but no reaction from the Camera! Please, someone help with this problem!