Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
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vlanctot, B&H Photo
11 October 2014
Excerpt: This lens was purchased to complete a set of fast primes (Nikon 35mm and Nikon 85mm) and photographing kids and families. It is a fast lens and picks up auto-focus great, which is perfect when taking pictures of your friends and their kids.One of the great things about a fast prime like this, is the shallow depth of field allowing you to utilize this lens for close-up photography and defocusing the background for portraits.
Pros: Easy To Use, Manual focus override, Small Filter Size
Excerpt: I should have "splurged" and bought the faster 50mm lens, but nonetheless I am happy with this one. It allows for very crisp imaging and a great control over DoF. As one of only a few fixed focal-length lenses in my camera bag, this stands out as an excellent choice (especially for portraits)
Excerpt: I purchased this lens to use as a lightweight alternative to zooms for street and documentary photography. It meets, and mostly exceeds, all my expectations. The lens produces very sharp images, focuses fairly quickly, has great bokeh, and it is lightweight. Yes, it is plastic and not made in Japan, but if it works well and serves the purpose, why would that matter?Highly recommended.
Excerpt: bought this lens a year ago and I did a lot of reviews before i purchase something, i am not pro photographer, i just love taking pics of my wolf and my dogs, so i gave this a try and the result is amazing. the bokeh is WOW.. take a look at Wolfy Dogs pics..
Excerpt: Love this lens. Amazing clarity, great focus, beautiful bokeh. I am using this lens with my Nikon D300s. Mounted on a cropped-frame / DX-format body, 50mm becomes equivalent to 75mm and thus becomes a prime candidate for portrait-photography as it gives you some distance from your subject which leads to a flattering perspective. It might even be more fit for portraiture in small studios on a DX-body than a 85mm prime as it renders a larger frame from any given distance.
Excerpt: I am just starting to use this lens but do love it for closeups, especially to get bokah in the background. It is lightweight and of course fits my camera just fine. I look forward to seeing all that it can do.
Excerpt: So this should probably be in everybody's camera case. The f1.4 costs twice as much and gets a slightly narrower depth of field and marginally better low light capability but the difference probably isn't worth $ unless you are a professional doing a lot of portrait photography (and in which case it might be worth goin for a 1.2.)If I could go back I might have gone with the 35mm tthough. I have a d5300 so the 50mm is a bit zoomed in.
Excerpt: I am an intermediate photographer, I am still working with it but have taken some great photos in low light so far! Maybe a few lessons or tips might be nice to look at. You can always learn something.