Normal lens for a full frame first timer: 50mm 1.4 or 35mm 1.4?

Started Apr 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
Marc S
Marc S Regular Member • Posts: 343
Re: Normal lens for a full frame first timer: 50mm 1.4 or 35mm 1.4?

I can't second that. My 50/1.4G is fast enough and pretty precise on the D700 with AF fine tuning set to -2. It's just a tad soft at f/1.4 compared to the 35/1.4G or 85/1.4G.

AF-S 50/1.4 at f/1.4:

http://marcschlueter.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/wisp-of-hair-nina/

ricko5 wrote:

Ugh. The 50mm 1.4g is the slowest and sloppiest focusing lens I own, and I find it's accuracy hit an miss aswell.

I wouldn't complain at all if the AF speed where as quick as the cheap 50/1.4G.
On the upside, the 35/1.4G has quite a precise AF and great IQ.
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