Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
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Great Lens for the price!
AmyR, B&H Photo
27 August 2013
Excerpt: So, I am only giving 4 stars because I have only used the Lens once so far...with that said it was a great first outing. I bought the lens specifically to take portraits of my niece and nephew and it didn't disappoint. It is easy to use, quick, and the images are so clear. you can't beat it for the price. I can't wait to try it out on my next vacation. I highly recommend!
Excerpt: I read reviews, I compared sharpness, I compared bokeh. I was not looking for a cheap 50mm lens, I was looking for a great one. I want to start off my career with the best image quality I can muster. I tried Nikon's 50mm 1.4G too, but the bokeh on this 1.8 is so much nicer--smooth, rounded, creamy. No rings around the circles, no octagonal "circles" of light. It was between this 1.8G and the Sigma 50mm 1.4, which I have also tried.
Excerpt: This is a great lens. Nice and sharp and focus' quickly. I really can't complain for the price, but it would always be nice to have a 1.4. I have not noticed any chromatic aberration or other issues. I would both recommend this lens, and I would buy it again if given the choice.
Excerpt: Aside from my trusty Sigma 105mm macro lens, this is the first prime lens I've owned. I own several zoom lens (from 18mm to 400mm), but I can now see what all the fuss is about with fast primes. Paired with my Nikon D600, I can capture some lovely images. I love the bokeh. Focus is fast if a tad soft at 1.8mm. But, honestly, I'm looking for the artsy blur here so tack sharpness isn't of paramount importance. Lightweight, tiny, perfect!
Summary: I have a 35mm and 85mm 1.8 for my Nikon D7000 and wasn't sure if I really needed the 50, but I am so glad I made the purchase. I love this lens. It is one I can leave on all the time and always get a wonderful shot. This is a bargain well worth the money!