Comparison between the current Nikkor 50mm's

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actually, the tag on HIS link is "eng"
so... i guess there is an english version
but... his link was dead
i went digging on his site to find the link i DID post
i'll snoop some more because it DOES seem to be an incredible comparison
 
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I liked this as well, thanks for posting.

I think I'll stick with my 1.8D because of it's punchy contrast and great saturation. That's what I like most about the lens, and since that is some what absent in the 1.4 I'm glad I never tried to 'upgrade'. I can live with minor corner softness and CA.
 
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Great writeup. But I was very surprised to see the 50/1.2 do so badly at f/2 - I would have expected it to be sharper than the 50/1.4 and 50/1.8 at f/2. I remember seeing another comparison where they came to exactly that conclusion!

Cheers

Mike
 
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Very good detailed comparison, shows not much real advantage in going from the f/1.8 -> f/1.4 unless you really need that extra bit of light, infact you're losing resolution from doing so!

You don't say what camera you used for the test though? Was it full frame or DX?
 
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