If shooting at f/22, is a fast 1.8 lens still considered fast?

Started Apr 17, 2011 | Discussions thread
edwardaneal
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In reply to noirdesir, Apr 27, 2011

okay - I just sent a follow up question a few minutes ago - this is what I asked

"so are you saying that a Nikon DSLR like the D300 can in fact focus more accurately in low light with a f/1.4 lens or an f/2.8 lens than it might be able to under the same conditions with an f/5.6 lens

Thanks again"

If David comes back and says yes then I think it will be clear that Nikon does have sensors that can use the faster apertures. On the other hand if he says no then I will let everyone here know you were right and I was wrong. And if on the off chance that the answer is less than straight forward I will update the question as many time as it takes to get an answer that both you and I accept.

Is this okay with you?

noirdesir wrote:

There have been a lot more people before you who have tried to get an answer about that issue from Nikon, all of them got this kind of evasive answer. As others and I have said repeatedly, only Canon is willing to unambiguously go on the record about f/2.8 AF sensors.

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My kit - D200, 10.5mm f/2.8D, 35mm f/1.8G, 50mm f/1.4G & 70-300VR
SB800, SB600 and other misc lighting equipment

Lenses worth mentioning owned and sold– 12-24 f/4, 17-55 f/2.8, 35-70 f/2.8, 80-200 f/2.8, 20mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4D, 60mm f/2.8D, 85mm f/1.8, 105mm f/2D-DC, 180mm f/2.8, 300mm f/4D-ED

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