AFD lenses, which are worth looking at?

Started Dec 28, 2012 | Questions thread
Reivilos Regular Member • Posts: 387
Re: AFD lenses, which are worth looking at?

Stacey_K wrote:

Right now I am using a D7000 and probably will get an FX body in the future. I picked up a 180mm F2.8D and love it. Just curious from long time Nikon shooters are their any other AFD lenses I should consider?

I have the 50/1.4D which I like for portrait and street. It's very sharp from f/2.8. However there are now two AF-S 50s that supersede it so I would not recommend it new. The 85/1.8D is nice and crisp too, but doesn't have the legendary rendition of the 85/1.4D (it doesn't have the same nice crinkle finish as the 180, either ...). The two 85s are also superseded by AF-S lenses. I also have a 24/2.8D which is nothing to write home about, no obvious flaws on DX, but no magic either.

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Nikon D700 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Nikon D500 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G +11 more
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