Nikon 50mm 1.8 vs. 1.4?

Started Oct 12, 2004 | Discussions thread
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flipcody Regular Member • Posts: 179
Nikon 50mm 1.8 vs. 1.4?

I need to get a 50mm and I'm wondering about comparisons with these 2 lens. I need to get a fast focusing low light lens. I know either of these would be a good choice.

In my searches here I have come up with the following:

1.4 pros:
faster focusing (not much)
another stop
better color/contrast
better bokeh

1.4 cons
more expensive (about $150 US more)
greater light fall-off
not as sharp (but still very sharp)

1.8 pros
less expensive

1.8 cons
some blown out colors?
worse bokeh
loose a stop

Comments? Disagree with above? The above pro and cons were taken from other posts from people that have lens.

Anyone with both lens that has shot same shot to compare? Nowhereatoll?


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