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Nikon 50mm f/1.8 D AF Lens opinions....

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by reddeathdrinker, 14 Jul 2006.

  1. reddeathdrinker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,137

    Location: Surrey

    What's your thoughts on this lens? It will initially be for a wedding at the start of September, but I'm mainly looking forward to using it in anger on general subjects. It will be complementing my 18-55mm D50 kit lens, and a 70-300mm lens.

    Anyone got one, or a similar equivalent?
  2. MrCake


    Joined: 22 Sep 2003

    Posts: 704

    Location: South Coast UK

    DO IT!!!!! :D Seriously best value lens in the world! When I shot my sisters wedding my 50mm stayed on the camera for 90% of the shots. Dont like to start a war but the Nikon 1.8 50 has build quality miles better than the Canon. Friend of mine has the Canon and while its sharp, it looks like its made from lego! :p
  3. King_Boru

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,356

    Location: Canada

    oh boy, here we go,...
  4. Joe T


    Joined: 1 Apr 2003

    Posts: 11,751

    Location: Northampton

    Good sharp cheap lens. 50mm on a 1.6 crop isnt all that useful tho. Its kind of in between the main useful focal lengths.
  5. Steevo38


    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 708

    Location: Colchester

    Mine hardly ever comes off the camera. Love it! :cool:
  6. Wile E. Coyote


    Joined: 24 Mar 2006

    Posts: 818

    Location: Sunderland

    Was also considering this lens for my D50, just keeps croping up in the forums. Is it really as good as as everyone says it is?
  7. Sic


    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

    Posts: 15,365

    Location: SO16

    not sure about the 1.6 crop thinger...but i'd agree that the focal length isn't ideal. it is a good cheap lens though. very useful for low light if you've got a lot of space to move around
  8. Mohain

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Dec 2003

    Posts: 1,094

    It's a Nikon f1.8 prime for under a hundred pounds! Fill your boots!
  9. bigredshark

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 30 Jun 2005

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    Location: London Town!

    I looked at both and and went for the f1.4, it's a close run thing though. Either are superb and it's amazing in low light, incredibly quick lens!
  10. MichaelG


    Joined: 10 Aug 2005

    Posts: 237

    Location: Cambridge, UK

    I've got the 1.8 and I love the photos I get with it. Its great for people.
    I would say ideal, but actually 50mm on a DSLR means you have to get a little closer to people (right in their face) to get the shot sometimes.
  11. bigredshark

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    Joined: 30 Jun 2005

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    Location: London Town!

    well, depends on the subject, I'd like the 28mm prime too as i find 50mm to be not wide enough on occassion. though i have a 17-55 f2.8, so it'd kinda be a waste