Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
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Takes 5-star photos w/D7000
Chris Higgins "Surprisingly Successful Writer", Amazon
17 July 2013
Summary: I have never reviewed a lens before, but this one is special. I went through my photo library and sorted by the number of stars I had given each photo. It turns out every 5-star photo was taken with this lens. I also have its 35mm brother (a good lens, but not quite as good for portraits with blown-out backgrounds) and a bunch of other Nikon mid-range lenses. There's not much else to say about this thing.
Excerpt: Just bought this lens with my Nikon D600. Love it. A little bit of time to get used to a non-zoom lens, but having a lot of fun using it. It's been on my camera for nearly 3 weeks. Can't beat the price. Outstanding bokeh, super sharp.
Excerpt: I bought this lens to mainly take portrait pics of my children. But it has become my favorite go to lens. I take it everywhere. I have a D3100 and it works wonderful. The autofocus is great because sometimes I don't manual focus so well. It has been the perfect lens for vacations, outings and everyday use. I like it much better than my 55-80 lens because of the vivid color and the great "pop" of the subject I am photographing.
Excerpt: I was looking for a lens to replace the factory shipped model that came with my Nikon D90. The quality is truly amazing. I purchased it prior to leaving for a 2 week holiday in Italy without much time to test it out. Was able to capture the most amazing images while traveling.
Excerpt: I haven't used a prime in a while because they were all soft wide open. This lens however shows a surprising amount of sharpness at f1.8 and especially at f2.8. At f4 and beyond it's no worries. I use it any time I can't use my Nikkor 80-200 or my Tokina 12-24. All in all, I can't think of a reason not to get this lens. Thank you B+H for the service!
Excerpt: I use this primarily for still shots or low lighting at the moment. In low lighting it's very good, I've been able to use it various performances with my D90 and still manage a 1/30 shutter speed (still a little slow for what I was hoping but at the same time far exceeding my needs).
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I switched from the 1.4G version of this lens to this 1.8G version because I was always running into a back focus or lack of sharpness issue. I own the 1.8G version of the 85mm as opposed to the 1.4G. Because of camera tech these days, I haven't noticed a difference in my exposure because it is very easy to boost the ISO a little bit to make up for the smaller aperture. I shoot weddings and portraits so I can attest to the bokeh and separation.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Fast, Lightweight, Reliable, Sharp