New Nikon 50mm ƒ1.8G AF-S sharpness disappoints (Test)

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New Nikon 50mm ƒ1.8G AF-S sharpness disappoints (Test)
Aug 15, 2011

"The 50mm ƒ1.8G didn't blow us away for sharpness..." - SLRgear.com

I think that is an understatement, to say the least, and about sums it up for this new Nikkor lens.
Read full test here:

http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1432/cat/12

Why bother with these new fast Nikon primes that are not even reasonably sharp until stopped down at least one full stop or more?

I will stick with my Tokina 16-50 f2.8m which is just as sharp or sharper than this cheaply made fixed focal length Nikon 50mm ƒ1.8G AF-S lens.

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Jon

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