50mm Prime with Resolution for a D800? Come on Nikon/Sigma!

Started Jan 4, 2014 | Questions thread
Todd Hargis Senior Member • Posts: 2,293
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Rservello wrote:

Todd Hargis wrote:

Hows how's this for resolution? The Nikon 50mm f/1.4G stopped down to f/8 on my D800E

a view towards lake LBJ

Now for the 100% crop from in the water:

100% crop showing the man and kayak.

I now have the Nikon 58mm f/1.4G which is much better and offers more resolution. The Otus is nice but not $4k nice... :^/

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I've been reading up on the 58mm. Is it really worth the price? I know its super low distortion and ca. But to that degree?

Well it does have low distortion & coma. I took some astro star tests to see how well or how bad things would look. I was happy with the results.

This image was shot  wide open at f1/.4 and the duration was about 5 minutes

star test 58mm @ f1/.4

Here is a 100% crop from the upper right corner (with my copy, this was the worst corner) and it is not bad wide open! Compared to the 50mm, it is WAY better.

100% corner crop, upper right

Here is a full size image

Full resolution image

Here is an f/2.8 image

F/2.8 of Orion with some light pollution


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