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Old 01-14-2012, 08:55 PM   #1601
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i just bought a nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF lense. im excited to use it tomorrow in Old City Philly
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:21 PM   #1602
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im mapping out my time now. hoping for some really great shots. despite it being 29 degrees out tomorrow
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:34 PM   #1604
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It is a great lens. I have the 50 1.4 ... and use that quite often.

But the 50 1.8 is an awesome lens for the cost value.

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Old 01-15-2012, 12:10 AM   #1605
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im mapping out my time now. hoping for some really great shots. despite it being 29 degrees out tomorrow
Depth of field is gonna be good at 1.8 lol
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Watch out with 1.8. You gotta be really certain you're focused on what you want as that DOF is razor thin.

Also keep in mind that lens will be sharpest at f5.6 and f8. I'd keep it there I'd I were you, unless you specifically want shallow DOF.


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Yeah, my friend is a photographer and let me use his a week ago and take her car in


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Watch out with 1.8. You gotta be really certain you're focused on what you want as that DOF is razor thin.

Also keep in mind that lens will be sharpest at f5.6 and f8. I'd keep it there I'd I were you, unless you specifically want shallow DOF.


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I actually feel that this particular lens becomes razor sharp around f/2.8-f/4.

That's why many people feel this is one of those hidden cheap monster weapon of Nikon's arsenal.

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I haven't used the Nikon version so I'm going off my experience with my Canon version of the same lens...


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Both are nifty fifites for a reason. Whether Nikon or Canon or aftermarket lens for that matter....nice pieces of glass for the money.

Here is how small that DOF is for the Fixed 50mm.


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