50mm f/1.4G vs 50mm f/1.8G

Started Nov 23, 2011 | Discussions thread
Jorge Ledesma
Jorge Ledesma Regular Member • Posts: 261
Re: 50mm f/1.8G wins Hands Down !

I have the following 50's

  • 50mm 1.8D
  • 50mm 1.8G
  • 50mm 1.4D

And without a doubt the 50mm 1.8G is the sharpest wide open, the results are truly spectacular. The 1.4D has a razor think dof which imho makes it kind off useless in real world scenarios. The Nifty Fifty is a great lens but the colors are a bit under saturated like the 1.4D but equally sharp stopped down to 2.8. On the 1.4D I had to stop down to 2.8 to get something nice.

So in comes the 50mm 1.8G with an aspherical element to rule them all. Well the 50mm 1.4G doesn't have that element and the bokeh between the two G's are very comparable, so I just sold the other 50's and I kept the 1.8G.

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Ricoh GR Fujifilm X-T1 Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Fujifilm XF 35mm F2 R WR
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