New 50mm 1.4 G or older D version?

Started Nov 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
instamatic
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Re: New 50mm 1.4 G or older D version?
In reply to Craig, Nov 21, 2012

I have borrowed the 50mm f/1.4 G before and it wasn't confidence inspiring - basically even though I've made concentrated effort with my autofocusing technique the focus seemed to be a bit off about half of the time - at or near wide open aperture, and some chromatic aberration was present - more what I would consider workable for long term.  I ended up buying the 50mm f/1.8 G and I don't regret it.  Putting aside that it's 0.7 EV slower, it appears to be better optically and faster focusing.

I have not used the 50mm f/1.4 D, but have heard good things about it from someone who uses it professionally, rather than reading internet opinions.

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