bogrod

bogrod

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  • I can understand it from a perspective of Nikon not really releasing a great 50 for the digital age, as I've heard a lot of negative things about the most recent 50 f/1.4. And, I would absolutely ...
  • I  think I can sum up  your point in two very short ways. Lens sharpness is your main (perhaps only?) criteria for being worthwhile/good/acceptable, so forth.  That's fine.  Enjoy. I still don't ...
  • Actually Mike, your post summed up many things that I agree with completely. Sadly (and yes this is a SAD fact) some people only want to see the MTF figures. They only care about that - they can't ...
  • In the center of the image, it's acceptably good - no question. At least with my sample wide open (which I bought new) it had performance (in multiple categories) that fell off rapidly away from ...
  • I've owned bot the 50mm f/1.2 and t he new 58 f/1.4. I took some terrific shots with the 50 1.2, including one image that i think is one of the best I've ever made. However, the lens was about as ...
  • As noted, if the only or primary concern is sharpness, then yes you need to move onto something else.  If, however, you're into visually striking images, then there's something to be had. I also ...
  • Well, yes, I'd like to see it as well.  I'd like to see it do everything that the 58 does well (low light falloff, low CA, low saggital coma, astounding bokeh) and be sharper.  I'm not holding my ...
  • Sadly, that is the way it seems.  The Noct is a revered lens, yet the 58 (despite being at least the equal if not superior in virtually every aspect - aside from max aperture) is somehow lacking...
  • Therapy over what?  Embarrass over what - MTF performance? Do you think it's beyond Nikon's engineers to design a 50mm f/1.4 that has sharp wide-open peformance? Do you think that Nikon's engineers ...
  • Well said, Venice! Absolutely true.
  • This review is great, and it is good as some kind of consensus is starting to form regarding the new 58mm - that being that photography is about taking (and looking) at images, not MTF scores and ...
  • I was going to say something similar.  While you haven't provided huge blowups of each image, aside from color rendition, it's really tough to tell each of theses images apart.  In this example, ...
  • I second that the 50mm f/1.2 is substantially better from an objective standpoint at f/2.  Wide open, it is decent in the center, but the edges drop off considerably.  With that said, some people ...
  • That begs a few questions then - what is it about the Noct that has made it a legend? And, how far removed is the 58mm from the qualities that made the Noct a lengendary lens?
  • For me, they're too close to tell apart. I prefer the color rendition of the f/1.4 (might be a result of the nano coating?) of both the comparison above and from the Sam Hurd website link I gave.
  • Thanks for the link Leonard. This one is another excellent review; http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2013/gear-reviews/nikon-58mm-f1-4-lens-review-and-comparison-with-detailed-sample-images One ...
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