Hi.To a precision loving, exacting German, they probably are. :wink: :biggrin:
I am a precision loving, exacting German, too.
But I do prefer Nute's excellent real life shots to some dotted lines.
From my experience, the differences between the two lenses are not noticable in *my* photos. So no reason to spend more money on the 1.4 ...
Of course; you usually buy a fast lens for a completely different purpose, not for taking far-away night cityscapes at f1.4.but for shots like this, the 1.8 is sufficient and there are actually no differences, besides the $$$$.
i still think the 50 1.4 has the edge down to f4nothing to be sorry about..a GOOD sample of the 50 1.4 is sharper than the 1.8 at every f-stop down to f4 and prolly more..the 1.8 is sharpest @f6.3. that's in another zip code for me ..lol
u also get a shot at some decent bokeh from the 1.4 @1.4. (not so with the 1.8) the 1.4 has more BITE, better contrast, color rendition, all THAT:tongue:
for the xtra $150 or so, it's a DEAL!!!