D300 and 50mm f/1.4 D AF

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I have been buying alot of gear as of late and today added a 50mm 1.4D. My body at the moment is a D300 and my uses for this lens will be indoor and outdoor portrait and general photog. I know that some reviews are not so hot but wanna give it an honest try. Any tips about this combo as far as settings and technique would be appreciated. Mike
 
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Determine the sweet spot for that sample, then work within it. When you bump into the less appealing edges - stay away from them. Every lens has it's strengths and weaknesses, so find the weaknesses and work within the strengths.
 
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Use f/1.4 - f/1.8 only when you have to. You'll get acceptable results at f/2-f/2.2. You won't get truly sharp results until f/2.8. Color and contrast are good, and focus on the D300 is quite fast.

Bokeh on this lense is adequate but nothing to write home about.
 
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I recently got the 50 f/1.4D and I am very happy with it! Probably one day will upgrade to the AF-S version due to the better performance wide-open, but for now it really suits my needs!:))

Mr. Harry Lavo is right 1.4 and 1.8 are only for when you really need it.

Congrats and regards,
Nikolay
 
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