Fast focusing standard prime

Started Sep 6, 2010 | Discussions thread
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SMV78 Forum Member • Posts: 70
Fast focusing standard prime

Hello, I use the Nikkor AF-S 50mm 1.4 G on a D700. I love it: it's my standard "zoom" and walk-around lens.

The problem is that when I shoot candids of my 4 months-old son the autofocus is too slow (it's just ok for static photos, but so-so with movement).

I've been considering other "standard" primes between 35mm and 60mm with a better autofocus speed:

  • Nikkor Micro AF-S 60mm f2.8 (It is my best bet)

  • Nikkor AFD 35mm f2.0 (I like the wider Focal Length, but dislike the AF noise)

  • Sigma HSM 50mm f1.4 (I'm not sure that I want another 50mm prime, I prefer the Nikkor because it has better corners and more precise AF ...)

  • Other??? (Maybe the rumored Nikkor AFS 35mm f1.4)

Any opinion???
Thanks in advance

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