Which "Nifty" 50mm ?

Started Jul 21, 2011 | Discussions thread
Thomas Comerford Veteran Member • Posts: 9,745
Re: Which "Nifty" 50mm ?

devoh wrote:

I have a D7000 and am looking for thoughts on the Nikon 50mm prime lenses...

I'd love to have a nice fast lens that could help me avoid using flash.. but that being said I like sharpness..

I’d like more low light function which the 1.4G should give.. but what about its sharpness wide open.. If the 1.4D or G @ 1.8 is not as sharp as the 1.8G at 1.8.. then well I would say the 1.8G is the one to get. The problem is I can’t find any comparisons out yet like that.

What do you guys think?



The most important question here is: what focal length do you want?

If you have done so already, you should first use a zoom lens to try out different focal lengths and see which one you like the most. Many people find that 50mm is actually an awkward focal length on DX... it's too short for some things, and too long for others.

The difference between f/1.4 and f/1.8 or the difference in sharpness between one prime and another pales into insignificance compared to the difference in field of view between 35mm, 50mm and 85mm primes.

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