Nikkor 50mm f1.8s vs. Nikon 58mm f1.4g on a Z6

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SpacemanUA
SpacemanUA Senior Member • Posts: 1,686
Re: Nikkor 50mm f1.8s vs. Nikon 58mm f1.4g on a Z6

Sukuwea Enikkusu wrote:

And again, professionals and enthusiasts alike disagree with you, someone who has probably never even touched this lens and is theorycrafting instead of trying to use it.

https://mywed.com/de/analytics/lens-view/?lens=AF-S+Nikkor+58mm+f%2F1.4G

If you didn't know it was the 58mm, would you ever say these pictures were shot by a not-so-good-lens?

Again, for people photography the 58m is undeniable good. If you want a versatile, reliant performer for everything, the 50s indeed fits the bill better.

Analyzing lens by 1200x776 photo, which was heavily processed, is a bad idea. Here's another example:

If you didn't know it was the $100 Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, would you ever say these pictures were shot by a not-so-good-lens?

https://mywed.com/de/analytics/lens-view/?lens=EF+50mm+f%2F1.8+STM

So I stand by my point. 58 is not a good lens optically, but it's bad corners make impression of "unusual bokeh". Why all the talks about it? Let's call it "Zeiss effect". When a well-known brand makes a "luxury" product with unreasonable price tag, everybody will look for at least some sense in it and for something "special". Still works But be it Sigma, Tamron or even some Yongnuo, it would be criticized by everyone. That's neither the first nor the last example of this effect, so it's up to one's common sense.

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