Best AF 50mm lens?

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
jtra
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Re: Best AF 50mm lens?
In reply to phoman, Apr 9, 2013

phoman wrote:

I have Nikon 50mm 1.4G and do not like the quality of its bokeh, looks very nervous, not smooth at all and shooting wide open is rather poor contrast with dull colors. I  have not ried any other 50mm lens no read any reviews on them.....any suggestions?

If you want smoother rear bokeh, Sigma 50/1.4 is great. See my page about bokeh with samples:

http://jtra.cz/stuff/essays/bokeh/

But consider also Nikon 50/1.8G which has better bokeh than Nikon 50/1.4G. OTOH Nikon 50/1.4G is quite ok when stopped down to f/2.8.

There are also some manual focus primes like Zeiss 50/2 makro (do not confuse with Zeiss 50/1.4 that has bad rear bokeh) with nice rear bokeh.

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