Comparison of: Zeiss Otus, Sigma 50 Art, Nikkor 58G, Nikkor 50/1.4G, Nikkor 50/1.8G

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Re: Comparison of: Zeiss Otus, Sigma 50 Art, Nikkor 58G, Nikkor 50/1.4G, Nikkor 50/1.8G
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Rick_Hunter wrote:

I was thinking about Voigtlander Nokton 58/1.4 - it's sharper than the nikkor wide open and it has very nice bokeh. It's also very well made (full metal build) and costs less than 1/3.

Now I know it's a MF lens... But I've just used it as an example that it is possible to make a lens that's reasonably sharp wide open, with good looking bokeh / good rendering and a reasonable price tag (I see no reason why the Voigtlander's optical formula couldn't be used in an AF lens, btw)

As for my 50/1.2 I am pretty sure that it would do a better job on that microphone head in the OP's test... Especially at the same aperture as the 58 (1.4)

Well, I'll have to accept your word for that. Unfortunately, I don't have much experience photographing microphone heads...

But people, that's another matter altogether. I'll let you guess where the better remuneration may be and why the Nikon 58 F1.4G is a money-making machine for those who know.

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