A&P Opinions on Nikkor 50mm 1.8?

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  1. Alt+F4

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    MAN how the hell does Ken Rockwell get quoted at every single nikon shit..

    its a real good lens, me personally I prefer the 1.4 version since its sharper in all areas, but you wont miss much with this one
     
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    I have one, but never use it. It sits in my bag 363 days out of the year. And for those two days it does come out, I just put it on my camera and take it off because the focal length really isn't useable to me. It's too short for the long end, and too long for the wide end.
     
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    Interested in selling it?

    I'm finding that many of the times I use my camera are indoor, low-light situations, photographing people. I don't really have the cash for an SB-600 and I'm not a big fan of the builtin flash, so I'd like the opportunity to open the aperture up and shoot at faster speeds. That, and this lens seems to get good reviews. My camera came with crappy 35-70 and 70-210 lenses, both of which are useless in low light.
     
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    i really enjoy it, you have to work with the focal length so it is best in a portrait setting where you have time and space. the bokeh is great and it is razor sharp.
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    It's sharpest lens I've ever used that you can get under 100 bucks.

    I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee shooting at over F20 with it too :wiggle:

    [​IMG]
     
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    because ken rockwell is my nigga and tells it how it is.

    50mm on APS-C ftl
     
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    it has too much zoom to use indoors :hs:

    i want a lens for the same reason, considered this one....however just too much zoom
     
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    50mm is too much zoom? I guess the rooms in my house are big :)

    I'm thinking I'll try to unload my 35-70mm and 70-210mm and get this 50mm prime and the 18-70 kit lens. Enough with the shit glass, I need to move up to slightly more than shit glass.
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    why would you use a 50mm inside?
     
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    great lens
     
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    I love that lens. I love prime lenses.
     
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    I am the total opposite I want to get either a 28-70 2.8 or a 17-55 to dump my primes..the only one I would seriously keep using is the 85 1.4 which is just awesome
     
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    it all depends what people shoot. the 50mm focal length for what I shoot is an odd one. I generally shoot at the wide end (16mm) or at telephoto (70mm+).
     
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    its a good lens but isn't as sharp as I expected it to be.
     
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    Pechango, maybe it's yours, because mine is tack sharp from f/2 up to f/20 or so. A bit soft at f/1.8 (due to focal length and wide aperture, so the DOF is retarded thin) and beyond f/20 because of diffraction.
     
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    maybe its because I only use it at f/1.8...:mamoru:
     
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    Sounds like a personal problem to me ;)
     
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    i like it a lot; i tend to use it wide open though :hs:
    need to get a quality flash
     
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    [​IMG]

    I have this. sharp for my purposes :hsd:
     

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